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Bandai Namco reveal that Tekken 7 has sold 4 million units so far

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Tekken 7 logo screen with the PS4 Remote Play app layout.
Tekken 7 streamed via the PS4 Remote Play app.

Bandai Namco have announced that their popular fighting game Tekken 7 has reached 4 million copies sold worldwide, testifying once more that there are few things in life as pleasurable as pummeling your noob friends into ground dust.

The company took to Twitter to announce the good news, thanking players for their support and encouraging them to invite their friends to hop aboard the Tekken 7 bandwagon. As if one can have friends on Tekken, wink wink.

Tekken 7 has enjoyed quite the ride since it launched in June 2017 on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and it brought with it plenty of firsts for the franchise. 

Most notably perhaps was the fact that Bandai Namco turned to Epic Games' Unreal Engine 4 for development, which made subsequent porting much easier and paved the way for the first Tekken game to launch for the master race.

The numbers seem to agree, and Tekken 7 immediately took over pretty much every video game chart from the US and UK to Australia and New Zealand, Japan included. 

This is particularly worth pointing out, as the game was absent from chart-topping positions ever since the launch of the most legendary instalment of Bandai Namco's game - Tekken 3. Yeah, that was 19 years ago, while it was still a PlayStation exclusive. 

Of course, Tekken 3 was a PlayStation exclusive while Tekken 7 has moved onto other platforms, so it's perfectly normal to see it perform better in sales.

That's not to say that Tekken 7 is without its flaws or that it deserves the title of the franchise's best, but it's definitely a great step towards the series' future. 

Bandai Namcopicture showing a character from tekken 7Craig Marduk

In our review of Tekken 7 Subreal wrote, "Overall, Tekken 7 is a celebration of the franchise as a whole. It's a fun fighting game that maintains its core style with some added tweaks. But it's not the best Tekken game, and we are hard pushed to say it's the best fighting game on the market."

You can find Bandai Namco's announcement on Twitter.