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Tekken 7 has sold over two million copies since its console release in June

Is there any stopping the latest in this 23 year old franchise?

Posted by John 'Velociraptor' Guerrero • October 10, 2017 at 5:57 p.m. PDT • Comments: 135

Tekken 7 technically came out back in 2015, but that was an arcade-only release in Japan. The game got its worldwide console release just a few months back on June 2nd, and it seems business has been booming ever since.

Twitter user NightmareSteam tweeted at Tekken 7 Director Katsuhiro Harada asking what the sales were for the latest title in the franchise. Harada responded by saying, "Over 2 million now (2017 June to September)."

Though Tekken 7 rarely takes the much coveted final game slot in fighting game tournaments, these numbers would suggest that it's more popular than one might think if using only major events as a barometer.

Since its February 2016 release Street Fighter 5, the usual tournament headliner, has sold 1.7 million copies. Tekken 7 almost hit this number after just two months on the shelves, and projects 2.1 million units sold by the end of 2017.

What's more, Tekken 7 has further content on the horizon with Fatal Fury/King of Fighters character Geese Howard set to join the roster as DLC this coming winter.

The Tekken World Tour Finals are slated for this November 12th in San Francisco, which will mark the end of the game's first major seasonal circuit. There the top 16 players of the World Tour will face off for a prize pool of $50,000.

Thank you to HooliganComboFTW and icejohn for sending this in.
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