to a fan on Twitter,
TEKKEN producer Katsuhiro Harada confirmed TEKKEN 7 has
surpassed 2 million copies sold on console. Considering the
current demographic of gaming as a whole, and the fact that arcades no
longer exist in most places (which used to be a major factor in promoting
fighting games to the casual audience), a through-and-through fighting
game selling 2 million copies in only 3 months is quite an achievement. For
comparison's sake, Street Fighter V has moved only 1.7 million
units since its launch back in February 2016.
Bandai Namco recently said TEKKEN 7 is on track to reach their target
of selling 2.1 million by the end of 2017. Considering the first guest character
for TEKKEN 7 (Geese Howard) is coming in Winter
2017, and yet another (unannounced) guest fighter will join the game in
Spring 2018, the future of TEKKEN is looking more than healthy.
To compare more
numbers... back in October 2009, the console version of TEKKEN 6 only
managed to sell 1.8 million copies after being on sale for seven months.
And TEKKEN Tag Tournament 2, even with all of its console content (and being a very
'complete' game at launch), TTT2 never broke 1
million units sold, maxing out at 0.85 million.
In any case, TEKKEN 7 reestablishing
itself as one of the mainstay titles at eSports events and major fighting
game tournaments like EVO has certainly helped with its popularity. Worth
mentioning, TEKKEN 7 viewership numbers on
Twitch for major tournaments (and streams in general) are by far the highest the series
has ever seen. Perhaps the best days of TEKKEN are ahead of
Stay tuned on FightersGeneration.com
for continued TEKKEN 7 coverage and news.