After less than a month on the market, Tekken 8 has made a staggering amount of money in total sales as of February 2024.
Tekken 8, developed by Bandai Namco Studios, is the newest title in the beloved fighting game franchise. Powered by Unreal Engine 5, Tekken 8 brings unprecedented graphics, ranging from character models to in-game environments, to PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S. Many wondered if the game could live up to the high expectations set by Street Fighter 6, released in 2023, but the game absolutely silenced all the doubters, selling an incredible amount of copies in just three weeks.
So, how much money has Tekken 8 made so far?
Tekken 8 Sales Numbers So Far: Feb. 2024
So far, Tekken 8 sales numbers reveal the game has made over $17 million in revenue as of February 2024. According to data collected by GameSensor, the game has sold close to 300,000 copies since its release on Jan. 26, 2024.
Part of Tekken 8's success can be attributed to its dominance in the U.K. market. In a recent post on X, Christopher Dring of GamesIndustry.biz revealed that Tekken 8's physical sales more than doubled the launch of Street Fighter 6 in the U.K. after just one week.
The high sales figures are no surprise to those who keep up with trending video games on Steam. On its release day, Tekken 8 recorded almost 50,000 concurrent players on Steam alone, surpassing any other release in the franchise. When you factor in the players on console, and the game's $69.99 price, it is no wonder Tekken 8 is coming close to $20 million in revenue after just three weeks.
Tekken 8 Scores an Impressive 90 Metacritic Score
The high sales figures translate to a high Metacritic score by both critic and casual reviews. With a 90 Metascore and 8.4 User Score, Tekken 8 debuted with overwhelmingly positive feedback from the gaming community.
In fact, PC players gave the game a 92 Metascore. Fans across the globe are in agreement that Tekken 8 is the best title in the franchise, with a captivating storyline that leaves fans wanting more.