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Tekken 7 Disappoints in the Japanese Sales Chart

by Jose Belmonte

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Bandai Namco’s Tekken 7 enters the Japanese sales chart at number 1, but its numbers show a steep drop from the previous main entry, making the fighting series join Final Fantasy, Resident Evil, and other long-running Japanese franchises whose last entries have found great success in Western countries, but were not as acclaimed in their homeland.

The 58.736 copies sold of Tekken 7 on PS4 is only slightly down from the first week numbers of Tekken Tag Tournament 2 on PS3 (62.630), but they pale compared to the launch of Tekken 6 on PS3 (120.304). We gave the game a positive review, and in the UK it is the first entry to top the charts since Tekken 3.

The next new release on the list is Seiken Densetsu Collection, which offers three games of the Mana RPG series for Nintendo Switch. Despite coming in at second place, the collection has actualy surpassed expectations considering it’s a re-release of old games, selling 29.564 in its first week.

As for the holdovers, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe surpassed The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’s total sales, and Monster Hunter XX didn’t seem bothered by the announcement of a version for Nintendo Switch.

On the hardware list, Nintendo Switch continued in the top position despite getting hurt again by the stock shortage, while PS4 was the only console to get any significant increase in sales, although it was weakened by the poor performance of Tekken 7.

Software List

01. [PS4] Tekken 7 – 58.736 / NEW
02. [NSW] Seiken Densetsu Collection – 29.564 / NEW
03. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 20.984 / 488.673 (-22%)
04. [PSV] Sukitomo. Tsukiuta. 12 Memories – 12.763 / NEW
05. [3DS] Monster Hunter Double Cross – 12.263 / 1.502.606 (+10%)
06. [PS4] Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana – 10.201 / 37.942 (-63%)
07. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 9.666 / 485.687 (-7%)
08. [PSV] Shiin – 7.099 / NEW
09. [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission X – 5.935 / 158.859 (-9%)
10. [NSW] Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers – 4.735 / 21.139 (-71%)
11. [PS4] Guilty Gear Xrd: Rev 2 – 3.891 / 14.500 (-63%)
12. [PS4] NieR: Automata – 3.591 / 338.144 (-16%)
13. [3DS] Pokemon Sun / Moon – 3.312 / 3.269.509 (+0%)
14. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege – 3.187 / 200.144 (+28%)
15. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V – 3.092 / 342.821 (+11%)
16. [3DS] Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS – 2.972 / 1.047.077 (+4%)
17. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo – 2.831 / 184.674 (-5%)
18. [3DS] Pro Baseball Famista Climax – 2.824 / 82.293 (-7%)
19. [WIU] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 2.733 / 128.502 (-2%)
20. [3DS] Mario Sports Superstars – 2.721 / 98.459 (-6%)

Hardware List

01. Nintendo Switch – 23.524
02. PlayStation 4 – 21.346
03. Nintendo 3DS – 16.495
04. PlayStation Vita – 4.454
05. PlayStation 3 – 714
06. Wii U – 221
07. Xbox One – 167

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