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Tekken series passes 50m sales

Tekken series passes 50m sales

Bandai Namco's Tekken fighting game franchise has sold more than 50m units since its 1994 debut.

That's according to series director Katsuhiro Harada, who revealed the milestone on Twitter (below). The developer also revealed that Tekken 7 has shifted over six million copies since it was released back in 2015.

In February of this year, Harada said that Tekken 7 had sold five million units as of December 2019, while the franchise as a whole had hit 49m. That likely points to Tekken 7 selling around one million copies in the last nine months.

By the looks of things, Tekken is the third best-selling fighting game in history, coming in behind Nintendo's Super Smash Bros IP, which has reportedly sold around 60m copies, while Mortal Kombat has sold in the region of 52m units.

Tekken 3 is still the most successful entry in the franchise to date, having sold 8.3m copies. 1.4m of those were sales in Japan.


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Alex Calvin is a freelance journalist who writes about the business of games. He started out at UK trade paper MCV in 2013 and left as deputy editor over three years later. In June 2017, he joined Steel Media as the editor for new site PCGamesInsider.biz. In October 2019 he left this full-time position at the company but still contributes to the site on a daily basis. He has also written for GamesIndustry.biz, VGC, Games London, The Observer/Guardian and Esquire UK.

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