Pokken Tournament Reaches a Seven-Figure Sales Milestone

The Pokemon meets Tekken fighter meets an interesting achievement.

Bandai Namco recently announced that Pokkén Tournament has shipped one million units worldwide. The fighting game, based on the Pokémon franchise, has been met with positive reception from critics and fans alike. The title's popularity also earned it  a place at this year's Evolution Championship Series.

Pokkén Tournament was originally released on the Nintendo Wii U on March 2016, a year following its arcade debut. It was developed by Bandai Namco and published by Nintendo. The game was created with Pokemon characters battling in a play style similar to the Tekken series. The game features 16 playable Pokemon to date, and fights are one on one. 

Unlike Tekken, which focuses on technical play and more strategy, Pokkén focuses more on aggression. You attack your opponent using each creatures' unique characteristics. For example, Pikachu's small stature and speed is used to attack as fast as possible. The game allows players to use their fighter's special moves and or mega evolution to deal massive damage.

Fighting game and Pokemon fans can look forward to Pokkén Tournament at the Pokémon World Championships this weekend.

Published Aug. 18th 2016

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