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Tekken is a 3D fighting series from Bandai Namco that started in the arcades and on the PlayStation. The series is the second best-selling fighting game series in terms of software sales, having sold over 53 million software units.[1][2][3] Its best-selling entry, Tekken 3, is the seventh best-selling fighting game.

Software sales[]

Year Title System Sales
(millions)
Ref Sales
breakdown
Gross
(no inflation)
(million US$)
Ref Gross
(with inflation)
(million US$)
1995 Tekken PS1 1.616 [4] US: 786,556[5] 54 [6] 89
1996 Tekken 2 PS1 5.7 [7] JP: 1.37 million[8]
US: 2 million[9]
344 [10] 552
1998 Tekken 3 PS1 8.5 [11][12] JP: 1.4 million[8]
US: 3.24 million[9]
499.4 [13] 779
2000 Tekken Tag Tournament PS2 2.367 JP: 457,340[14]
US: 1.61 million[9]
UK: 300,000+[15]
2002 Tekken 4 PS2 2.005 JP: 345,092[14]
US: 1.46 million[9]
UK: 200,000+[16]
2005 Tekken 5 8.2 EU: 5 million
2005 Tekken 5 PS2 6 [17] EU: 4 million
2006 Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection PSP 2.2 [17] EU: 1 million
2009 Tekken 6 PS3
360
PSP
3.5 [18] US: 1.15 million[19]
2012 Tekken Tag Tournament 2 PS3
360
WiiU
1.5 [20]
2012 Street Fighter X Tekken PS3
360
Steam
1.97 [21] PS3/360: 1.8 million
Steam: 167,000
2017 Tekken 7 PS4
XB1
Steam
7.5 [22]
Total 53.01 [1][22] EU: 22 million[1]

History[]

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 https://twitter.com/harada_tekken/status/862808579727802368
  2. Fact Book 2021. Bandai Namco. 2021. p. 3. https://www.bandainamco.co.jp/cgi-bin/releases/index.cgi/file/view/10470?entry_id=7280.
  3. "Growth Strategies in the Digital Business". Integrated Report 2021. Bandai Namco. 30 September 2021. pp. 50-1. https://www.bandainamco.co.jp/cgi-bin/releases/index.cgi/file/view/10471?entry_id=7280.
  4. PlayStation History - PlayStation Frequently Asked Questions. Absolute PlayStation. Archived from the original on August 10, 2011. Retrieved on May 2, 2017.
  5. http://www.gamepilgrimage.com/Ps1ussales.htm
  6. Tekken:
    • United States – 786,556 units at $49.99 = $39,319,934
    • Other – 213,444 units ¥6264 ($67) = $14,300,748
  7. TOP 5 MOST POPULAR FIGHTING GAMES EVER (July 16, 2013). Retrieved on 5 June 2017.
  8. 8.0 8.1 http://www.the-magicbox.com/Chart-JPPlatinum.shtml
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 https://web.archive.org/web/20170104013239/http://www.the-magicbox.com/Chart-USPlatinum.shtml
  10. Tekken 2 gross revenue:
    • Japan – 1.37 million units at ¥6264 ($58) = $79.5 million
    • United States – 2 million units at $49.99 = $100 million
    • Other – 2.33 million units at £44.99 ($70.21) = $164 million
  11. https://twitter.com/Harada_TEKKEN/status/396142170005970944
  12. https://www.eventhubs.com/news/2014/feb/22/tekken-3-playstation-sold-83-million-copies-according-tekken-producer-katsuhiro-harada-second-best-selling-fighting-game-all-time/
  13. Tekken 3 gross revenue:
    • Japan – 1.4 million units at ¥6264 ($58.11) = $81.4 million
    • United States – 3.24 million units at $49.95 = $162 million
    • Other – 3.86 million units at £39.99 ($66.30) = $256 million
  14. 14.0 14.1 Sony PS2 Japanese Ranking. Japan Game Charts (2008-07-30). Archived from the original on 2008-12-16. Retrieved on 2008-08-03.
  15. ELSPA Sales Awards: Platinum. Entertainment and Leisure Software Publishers Association. Archived from the original on 2010-07-03. Retrieved on 2009-01-18.
  16. ELSPA Sales Awards: Gold. Entertainment and Leisure Software Publishers Association. Archived from the original on 2010-06-17. Retrieved on 2009-02-03.
  17. 17.0 17.1 http://www.vandal.net/reportaje/tekken-6
  18. https://web.archive.org/web/20160319050443/http://www.platformnation.com/2011/05/16/tekken-6-surpasses-3-5-million-copies-sold/
  19. Tekken and Naruto Were Namco Bandai's Best Selling Games Last Year. Andriasang. Archived from the original on July 7, 2012. Retrieved on August 9, 2017.
  20. https://www.eventhubs.com/news/2013/may/10/tekken-tag-tournament-2-misses-sales-target-soul-calibur-5-doing-fine/
  21. Street Fighter
  22. 22.0 22.1 https://www.eventhubs.com/news/2021/mar/23/tekken-7-million/
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