Tekken 8 Achieves Sales Milestone: 2 Million Copies Sold

Tekken 8 marks sales of 2 million copies, outshining the lackluster performance of Blue Protocol by Bandai Namco. …

Tekken 8 Breaks Sales Record: A Silver Lining for Bandai Namco

The gaming industry has been buzzing with the news that 'Tekken 8', released on January 26th this year, has surpassed the critical milestone of 2 million sales. Shared in Bandai Namco's Q3 2023-24 financial report, this accomplishment has been hailed as a cause for celebration for the Japan-based gaming powerhouse, especially amidst a few challenging launches they've had to deal with previously. As per the report, the sales figures for Tekken 8 are considerably 'higher than expected' this close to its launch date.

Gaming Weather Report: How Tekken 8 Outshined Blue Protocol's Launch

In contrast to the successful performance of Tekken 8, there was the less-than-ideal launch of the Amazon Games-published 'Blue Protocol' in Japan last June. Bandai Namco's attempt at an online, free-to-play action RPG to rival the likes of 'Genshin Impact,' failed to capture the market's attention. The company's financial statement revealed a staggering 21 billion Yen in impairment losses, much of which was attributed to the disappointing performance of Blue Protocol.

Can Tekken 8 Maintain Momentum? Upcoming DLC Might Be The Key

Tekken 8 remains a beacon of success for Bandai Namco in the gaming landscape, with the promise of seasonal DLCs for future release. For instance, the much-anticipated Season 1 DLC is expected to bring back fans' favorite Eddy Gordo, alongside several other speculative additions to the character roster. These future updates and additions are sure to rekindle excitement and encourage continued engagement in the gaming community.

In other news, there are rumors regarding a worldwide release of Blue Protocol later this year on popular gaming platforms such as PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. Considering the lessons learned from its initial launch, we all wait with bated breath to see if Bandai Namco can turn the tide in favor of Blue Protocol.

Key Points:

  • Tekken 8 surpasses the 2 million sales mark, as revealed by Bandai Namco's Q3 2023-24 report.
  • These figures are reportedly higher than initially expected by the company.
  • Contrastingly, the company faced a setback with the lackluster launch of Blue Protocol in Japan, incurring substantial losses.
  • The future of Tekken 8 looks promising, with the launching of seasonal DLCs, which include popular characters like Eddy Gordo.
  • Speculations about a worldwide relaunch of Blue Protocol across PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC platforms are afloat.

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