Tekken 7 continues to be one of the best-selling modern fighting games as well as one of the best-selling fighting game franchises of all time. In a recent update posted by series director Katsuhiro Harada, it was revealed that Tekken 7 had sold 10 million copies in itsl lifetime sales with 1 million sold in the last year. The Tekken series sales has now topped 54 million.
At 54 million copies sold overall for the franchise, Tekken is the third highest-selling fighting game series of all time, only surpassed by Super Smash Bros. at 66 million and Mortal Kombat at 73 million. The Street Fighter series trails in fourth place at 48.4 million, while Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm comes in at fifth place at 20.8 million.
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Tekken 7 was first released in arcades in March 2015 before finally receiving a wider release on PS4, Xbox One and PC in June 2017.
Bandai Namco Games has been busy with the latest entry, Tekken 8, which appeared at The Game Awards last week to debut some new gameplay footage but sadly, no release date. Bandai Namco previously stated that it aims to release Tekken 8 sometime in the fiscal year 2023, which could also push it to early 2024.
Tekken 8 will feature striking updated visuals via Unreal Engine 5 and introduce new mechanics to the gameplay, though we’ll likely hear more details in the near future. So far, the confirmed characters for the anticipated game appear to be Jin Kazama, Kazuya Mishima, Jun Kazama, Marshall Law, Paul Phoenix, Jack, Lars Alexandersson and King.
Tekken 7 has since received multiple updates that added new content to the game such as new stages, new guest characters, game modes and much more. The Tekken 7 Definitive Edition, which bundles every piece of DLC released since the game’s launch, is currently on sale for R342.24 on the PlayStation Store as part of the End of Year sale.
Source: Katsuhiro Harada