Tekken 7 is the best-selling game in the series in 26 years

Tekken 7
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Tekken 7 has officially shifted over nine million copies, cementing itself as the best-selling game in the series.

It's managed to beat out Tekken 3's 26-year record as the series bestseller, which stood at 8.5 million copies. The only other game to come close to those numbers was Tekken 5 at 8.2 million copies sold, which makes Tekken 7's milestone all the more impressive. Creator Katsuhiro Harada also revealed that the series has reached a cumulative total of 53 million copies sold.

Tekkies 7 has had one of the biggest lifespans in the series, with the console version hitting its five-year anniversary on June 2. With Street Fighter 6 already announced and EVO kicking off later this summer, fans (including myself) are desperate for any crumb of new Tekken goodness. With Tekken 8 being one of the games to appear in the huge Nvidia GeForce leak, there's a good chance we'll be seeing some sort of reveal at EVO. A gal can dream at least, right? For now, I'll make do with frighteningly well-made mods and the upcoming Tekken anime.

Mollie Taylor
Features Producer

Mollie spent her early childhood deeply invested in games like Killer Instinct, Toontown and Audition Online, which continue to form the pillars of her personality today. She joined PC Gamer in 2020 as a news writer and now lends her expertise to write a wealth of features, guides and reviews with a dash of chaos. She can often be found causing mischief in Final Fantasy 14, using those experiences to write neat things about her favourite MMO. When she's not staring at her bunny girl she can be found sweating out rhythm games, pretending to be good at fighting games or spending far too much money at her local arcade.