Tekken 7 surpasses 5 million copies sold, Katsuhiro Harada pledges to register to play at EVO 2020

He'd better be using the custom Harada skin

Posted by John 'Velociraptor' Guerrero • February 13, 2020 at 2:36 p.m. PST | Comments: 42

Exciting news for Tekken fans as Bandai Namco's General Manager and Tekken 7 Director, Katsuhiro Harada, revealed late on Wednesday via Twitter that Tekken 7 has now sold over 5 million copies.

This benchmark was, in fact, surpassed sometime near the end of 2019, but Harada had actually missed this and is only relaying the news to us now.

"Oops.... I had completely missed it...TK7 achieved 5 million copies by the end of 2019. Please wait for a while to update the commemorative illustration," said Harada. By evidence of our banner on this story, you'll notice we didn't wait for the official updating of that commemorative illustration.

Tekken 7 broke the 4 million sales milestone back in July of last year. Though the game dropped in Japanese arcades back in 2015, it did not see a Western or console release until June 2, 2017.

It's also worth mentioning that we just received word on Street Fighter 5's sales progress. This title broke the 4 million units sold mark just three days shy of its fourth birthday (it launched on February 16, 2016).

As if the sales information weren't exciting enough, Harada also mentioned that he'll be registering for EVO 2020. Most of us would assume he'll be competing in his own game (is that even technically tournament legal?) but the long time developer did not clarify which titles he'll be competing in.

If he does play Tekken, we're fully expecting him to utilize the custom Harada skin that was conceived as an April Fool's joke but actually came to fruition.

You can see both the Tekken 7 sales and EVO tweets by clicking the thumbnail below.

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Tekken 7 continues to grow and thrive in the competitive space as it will return to EVO this year after seeing a steady increase in entrants year over year since 2017.

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