Quoted from TomGWI:
Although I think AFM is better than RFM, RFM sold more games. I can't say it didn't meet expectation when there re double the RFMs compared to AFM.
Using production #'s to determine if a game is better then another is not a very good measuring stick. I know you said you feel AFM is better as would most people. Sometimes a title sells better because of hype or excitement over something new (DMD era or P2k) or just a popular license (Popeye).
DM had a 7k+ run, Popeye 4k+, Flinstones 4750+
I dont think you could say those titles are better then the likes of AFM, CV, & MM which in most cases had smaller runs.