Tekken series producer Katsuhiro Harada didn’t have any teasers to share in 4Gamer’s year-end talk with developers, but he had some interesting stuff to say about his fighting game series’ sales.
Here’s the quote about Tekken sales from Harada:
“More than anything, 2017 is about the release of Tekken 7. Of the 44 million units in total console sales throughout the entire Tekken series, 95% of it actually comes from foreign countries, in the order of Europe > United States > Asia Oceania > Japan.”
“In other words, main-numbered titles have sales that can exceed 3 million overseas, but I don’t think any fighting game sells that much in Japan, but it doesn’t feel that way, right? That said, even with all the hype going on, the gap in sales figure for Japan is just too wide.”
“However, this time for Tekken 7 I hope that we can liven things up not only overseas but in Japan as well, so please support it by all means (also to support a game born in Japan!). By enjoying the story mode you can learn about Tekken controls, then make a room to play with friends, and we’re also adding the series’ first tournament mode, so by all means, players of Japan, whether it’s by yourself or with a group, I hope to see things liven up! Please continue your support!”
Tekken 7 releases in early 2017 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.