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Tekken 8 Triumphs: Doubles Street Fighter 6's Physical Sales in UK

Nathan Lees
Nathan Lees

Bandai Namco's latest release, Tekken 8, has significantly outperformed Capcom's Street Fighter 6 in physical sales within the UK. This development marks a pivotal moment in the competitive landscape of fighting games.

According to a report by Christopher Dring of GamesIndustry.biz, Tekken 8 not only topped this week's UK boxed charts but also managed to more than double the initial physical sales of Street Fighter 6, which was released last year. Dring expressed his surprise at the low physical retail sales of Street Fighter 6, initially thinking it might be a trend within the genre. However, the success of Tekken 8 suggests otherwise.

Tekken 8 was launched for Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, and PC, and has been met with strong reviews. Hailed the game as a "sensational sequel," praising its renewed emphasis on single-player modes and the introduction of the new Heat mechanic, which adds to the intensity of the fights.

The game's success is not just a testament to its quality but also reflects the evolving preferences of gamers in the physical retail space. While digital sales continue to dominate, the strong physical sales of Tekken 8 highlight the enduring appeal of physical copies in certain segments of the gaming community.

UK boxed game charts

(Last week’s position)

  1. Tekken 8 (NEW)
  2. Like A Dragon: Infinite Wealth (NEW)
  3. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III (7)
  4. EA Sports FC (2)
  5. Super Mario Bros. Wonder (6)
  6. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (10)
  7. Hogwarts Legacy (1)
  8. Mortal Kombat 1 (5)
  9. Grand Theft Auto V (11)
  10. Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown (4)
  11. The Last of Us Part II: Remastered (3)
  12. Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 (12)
  13. Minecraft (14)
  14. Animal Crossing: New Horizons (16)
  15. Nintendo Switch Sports (17)
  16. Bluey: The Videogame (27)
  17. The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (22)
  18. Sonic Superstars (20)
  19. The Witcher III: Wild Hunt Complete Edition (18)
  20. Wreckfest (26)

This achievement by Tekken 8 is a significant indicator of the game's popularity and the continued vitality of the fighting game genre. It also sets a new benchmark for future releases in this fiercely competitive market.

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