Tekken 7 has reached 10 million units sold, cementing its status as the best-selling game in the series. So let’s see how its numbers compare to other notable fighting titles.

What happened?

Katsuhiro Harada, game director of the Tekken series, shared the news on Twitter, thanking fans for their continued support.

Launched in March 2015, Tekken 7 sold over two million copies globally in its first two months and surpassed the 3 million mark before its first anniversary. Given that the game surpassed 9 million copies sold in June, it has sold another million units since then.

The new milestone brings total sales of the entire franchise to over 54 million units. These are some really impressive numbers, especially for the fighting genre.

What are the best-selling fighting games ever?

Other hits in the series include Super Smash Bros. Brawl (13.3 million) and Super Smash Bros. for 3DS (9.64 million). The results of Nintendo’s franchise are especially impressive given that these games are not available on other platforms.

The second best-selling game in the series is Mortal Kombat X, with over 12 million units sold globally. Total sales of the series have surpassed 79 million copies (as of October 2022).

The game reached this milestone in November 2021, so the figure has probably gone up since then. Another best-selling Dragon Ball-based fighting title is Xenoverse 2, with over 9 million copies sold globally (as of November 2022).

It remained the best-selling title in the Tekken series before it was overtaken by Tekken 7. The top 3 games in the franchise also include Tekken 5, with 8.2 million copies sold globally.

However, if we add all versions and spin-offs like Street Fighter II Turbo (4.1 million), Super Street Fighter II (2 million), and Special Champion Edition (1.65 million), total sales of the Street Fighter II sub-series would be over 15 million units.

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