Following its worldwide release in June, Tekken 7 registered 1.66 million sales in only a couple of months. Bandai Namco had previously mentioned a forecast to achieve 2.1 million sales by the end of the year. Hence, the company is extremely thrilled to report that its earnings goal have been met with three months still to go.
Posting on Twitter earlier today, series director Katsuhiro Harada confirmed that more than 2 million copies of Tekken 7 have been sold between June and September. This figure only covers PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, meaning that sales from PC likely push the new fighting installment over the threshold.
Over 2 million now (2017 June to September).
RT@NightmareSteam How many copies has Tekken 7 sold on consoles so far?
— Katsuhiro Harada (@Harada_TEKKEN) October 10, 2017
Tekken 7 is currently awaiting the arrival of Geese Howard as a new playable character on the roster. The chief antagonist from the Fatal Fury franchise was announced during the Evolution Championship Series (EVO 2017) in July and will release this fall.
He is able to gather powerful chi energy from Gaia, the spirit of mother-earth, and channel it in the form of destructive waves called Reppuuken. He can also infuse his normal attacks with chi energy to cause more harm. In addition, one of his most powerful attacks is summoning a gyser of energy from below the ground to catch opponents off guard.
Tekken 7 was first released for Japanese arcades back in 2015. However, it was only this summer when Bandai Namco released the game for everyone else in the west. In that light, the installment has been around for sometime. It may have not been playable by most, but it certainly helped to keep everyone on the edge in anticipation of the impending release.
Tekken 7 is now available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.