Tekken 7 Sells 1.6 Million Copies, Nearly Catches Up With Street Fighter 5
Tekken 7 Sales
(Last Updated On: August 13, 2017)

Bandai Namco has managed to sell 1.66 million copies of Tekken 7 across PS4, PC, and Xbox One. The news was picked up by Avoiding The puddle from a Japanese financial report published on Bandai Namco’s site.

Bandai Namco is hoping to sell 2.1 million copies before 2018.

The highlight of the news is that within the span of just two month’s time – from June to August – Bandai Namco managed to move just as many copies as Street Fighter V did over the course of a year and a half. For reference, Street Fighter V launched for PC and PS4 back in February, 2016 and managed to only move 1.7 million units from 2016 up until the latest quarter in 2017.

Essentially, Tekken 7 is just 340,000 units away from matching Street Fighter V‘s sales.

With a decent set of DLC on the horizon – including Geese Howard from SNK’s Fatal Fury and King of Fighters series – Bandai Namco might be able to move those remaining 400,000 units throughout the holiday season.

For the first time ever the Tekken series debuted on Steam, and that demographic contributed 257,000 units to the total install base, according to Steam Spy.

Basically, Namco managed to find easy success in the newest Tekken thanks to releasing a full game that’s fully featured and launched with a story mode, an arcade mode, and offline single-player right out of the box. Capcom tried to launch Street Fighter V broken and gimped for $60, and a lot of gamers just did not bite. Capcom had hoped to move 2 million SKUs during the first two quarters but came up short big time.

Maybe for their next outing, Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite, Capcom will ensure that all the modes are done right proper from the start and that the game is fully featured at launch for the $60 price tag. I think it might also help launching on the Xbox One in addition to PC and PS4.

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  • Fear Me I Am Free

    I’ve heard various claims here and there, but did it see any censorship?

    • It did not. There was confusion about Roger Jr.’s inclusion in the game, but he was not even in the original arcade version. Odds are almost certainly pointing to Roger being cut during development rather than before release.

      As for the girls, the only thing you’ll have to keep in mind is Eliza’s breast-expanding ability is now an alternate costume where her tits are maximum size (she’s flat by default). Otherwise, nothing about any of the other girls was changed.

      • Fear Me I Am Free

        Ok good. I’ll have to pick it up when I have some extra funds.

  • I’d be shocked if T7 didn’t exceed at least SFV by the time Christmas comes around.

  • Disqusted

    I’m still sad I can’t play with a friend on the other side of the planet. We didn’t have a problem with other fighters like KOF13 or GGXrd.

    I saw people on the Steam forum were upset that the Season Pass doesn’t cover Eliza. I also thought Season Pass meant “all DLC”.

    • I think Gearbox was one of the first companies to start releasing DLC outside of the season pass, and a bunch of white knights jumped to their defense saying “Duh, the season pass only covers the first year’s worth of content” or something stupid like that.

      More companies have been using that method ever since, releasing small bits of DLC for the first season pass and then releasing more DLC outside of it and releasing a second season pass.

      • Disqusted

        Gearbox. Figures.

      • James

        I’m really glad I saw this. I had no idea. Now I know to just pirate fucking everything. Because, no matter, what someone is getting fucked up the ass and I prefer it not be me. What a bunch of clowns. Zero understanding of promoting customer loyalty.

        • Disqusted

          I don’t think they don’t respect gamers much in general. Probably thank the Western mainstream for constantly portraying us negatively.

          After seeing that asshole implying that gamers cannot talk about women, I was thinking that it’s another example of the West being filled with egomaniacs who are desperate to come up with ways to look down on other people.

          People who don’t play games probably get off on badmouthing gamers just to feel “superior” as an excuse for not bothering to learn how to play games themselves.

    • EroBotan

      I thought the same here, I don’t mind DLCs but the way some companies keep abusing it really begin to get on my nerve ..