Harada is an idiot in that regard.
Even if nobody uses team battle, survival, Tekken Force, online bowling or tutorials if they WERE in the game, it would leave a lasting impression on customers.
Same with good online and all the other kinds of polish you can put into a fighting game, or in any game really.
I mean Tekken 3 was a big success also in part because the console port did so much that they did not have to do. On top of all the game modes that fucking series was once known for having the lowest loading times of any fighters for the PSX because they specifically researched a method to lower it.
Now you don’t have to do that, but I don’t think that it’s a coincidence that the most polished products are usually the most successful. Making video games is a form of art you do as a team, and the consumer hella feels it when a lot of love was put into the work.
I mean they do well with the game but I still feel it’s kind of a missed opportunity to make Tekken 7 the Tekken 3 of the new millennium.