Tekken 7 smashes mighty nine million sales milestone

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Ever ready for the next battle

Bandai Namco’s foremost fighting title, Tekken 7, has smashed its way to an amazing nine million sales. The impressive number was revealed by Tekken producer Katsuhiro Harada on Twitter this morning — the eve of the fifth anniversary of the face smasher’s home release.

Originally launching in Japanese arcades way back in 2015, it took two long years for the latest King of Iron Fist Tournament to make its way to PC and console platforms — by which point it had already seen a revamp in the form of 2016’s Tekken 7: Fated Retribution. The home port of Tekken 7 was an immediate success when it finally hit the scene on June 2, 2017, and would go on to receive a slew of new characters, stages, modes, and exciting guest stars.

Clearly, Tekken 7 is still pulling in the punters, having sold a further million copies since we last checked in on its sales figures back in November 2021. With a fresh season of fighting game tournaments on the horizon, it looks like Jin Kazama, Nina Williams, Yoshimitsu, and the rest of the Tekken clan are not ready to bow out just yet. And why not? After all, it’s a really rad game, and one of the premier titles in the current fighting game scene. With this milestone, the Tekken franchise has now shifted over 53 million copies since its inception, way back in 1994.

Tekken 7 is available now on PS4, PC, and Xbox One. Virtua Fighter 5 fans should note that Tekken-themed costume DLC will be dropping in Virtua Fighter 5: Ultimate Showdown today, June 1.

 

Chris Moyse
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