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Dec312017

Tekken 7 Sales Exceed 2.5 Million Units Over this Past Year

[Article Retraction 1/1/18] The original version of this post originally stated that Tekken 7 had exceeded 3 million copies. Upon double checking the source, this has turned out to be incorrect. The actual number of figures sold were mentioned during KawaiiFaceMiles & MainMan's Tekken Talk stream to be over 2.5 million. The thing mentioned in 4Gamer was that Tekken 7 was fast approaching the 3 million mark, not that it already exceeded it. Apologies for the misinformation, the link to the original post has now be deleted.

The Japanese gaming site 4Gamer is doing their brief year-end interview with notable figures in the Japanese gaming industry to give us updates and comments to make over the next coming year. Katsuhiro Harada was again one of the people featured and was able to give us a sales update for home versions of Tekken 7. According to him, Tekken 7 saw over 2 million copies sold within the first 2 months after its launch back in June but that figure is now fast approaching the 3 million copies landmark after half a year. He also mentioned that for this time around, Tekken 7 has seen the most post launch support from the series and hopes to be able to continue updating it and giving the title support for the next year. If you have any kind of requests to make about what you hope to see in Tekken 7 in the future, you can tweet them to Harada directly at @Harada_TEKKEN. You might see some Japanese on his timeline but he says don't be shy to tweet the suggestions in English too if you happen to have them. His notable game and movie for the year happened to be Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo Switch) and Atomic Blonde (2017) by the way.

4Gamer (Harada Column on Page #8) ≫ http://www.4gamer.net/games/999/G999905/20171225028/

Harada Twitter ≫ https://twitter.com/Harada_TEKKEN/

[Update] KawaiiFaceMiles & MainMan Tekken Talk ≫ https://www.twitch.tv/videos/211034321

 

▌Harada comments during Tekken Talk
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Starts around the 3 hour and 10 minute mark.

Quotes:

Harada_TEKKEN_Official: "2.5 millon now [...]"

Harada_TEKKEN_Official: "It may be possible to increase the character over time by considering game balance and player maturity."

Harada_TEKKEN_Official: "We should hire a Hollywood script writer." (lol)

Harada_TEKKEN_Official: "10 - 20 years ago, nobody expected the story of the Fighting Game genre"

Harada_TEKKEN_Official: "The decision of Noctis was very difficult. We had to prepare to be furious & rage from many core fans. As a result, I am convinced that these decisions will lead to the continuation of the future TEKKEN franchise. If the franchise continues, we will be able to incorporate a lot of core player's opinions."

Harada_TEKKEN_Official: "We should probably create an interesting mode that beginners do not feel it is a "Tutorial". Just a "Tutorial" = not be interested."

Harada_TEKKEN_Official: "[...] Fight Lab is one of best Tutorial idea"

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