Tekken 8 Has Already Blown Past Its Predecessor’s Peak Player Count On PC

It's doing the numbers on Steam, that's for sure.

Story Highlights

  • Tekken 8 is the newest iteration in the long-running Tekken franchise by Bandai Namco Studios. 
  • The game is making a killing on Steam at the moment, with numbers reaching higher than its prequel.
  • Tekken 7 peaked 7 years ago at almost 20,000 players. The sequel has already crossed 49,000 users.

The promulgation of Tekken 8 in the fighting game community worldwide currently knows no bounds, as the game does some truly solid numbers on Steam and blows its predecessor out of proportion in doing so. After all, it has arrived at the forefront of this genre after a fairly long while—this much fanfare was pretty much guaranteed for the title. Here’s a look at how the game is doing on Steam right now. Pretty solid, I have to say. 

Tekken 8 on Steam At the Time of Writing
Tekken 8 on Steam at the Time of Writing

On the flip side, we’ve got Tekken 7, a game that although came out two years shy of a decade ago, had its concurrent player count peaked at 18,900 users some time back. This sharply pales in comparison to Tekken 8’s all-time peak at the moment, which is about to touch 50,000 players any time now. For a fighting game, these are fantastic figures, where the game’s high quality is rightfully deserving of this early success.    

Tekken 7 on Steam at the Time of Writing
Tekken 7 on Steam at the Time of Writing

On a side note, players over at the r/tekken subreddit don’t seem to be too happy about the way matchmaking is being dealt with right now. Evidently, the heavily anticipated fighter title is suffering from network issues right now, but thankfully, the developers are already on it, as Tekken series frontman Katsuhiro Harada made a post on X earlier, confirming that work on accommodating enough players is underway.  

On a side note, Tekken 8’s accessibility features were drastically improved for its launch earlier today. As the game’s demo was released in December, the visually impaired were quick to notice a discrepancy in one of the accessibility modes that did more harm than good. Harada acknowledged this during the TWT Finals as well, saying at the time that the demo was still a “work in progress.” 

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The title at hand was released on January 26, 2024, for the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC, with no love for last-gen consoles. eXputer reviewed the game and rated it 5/5, with reviewer Muhammad Roaim Chohan remarking, “Tekken 8 is a powerhouse in the fighting game world and I’m thoroughly impressed with the entire experience.” 

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