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Mortal Kombat franchise sells 73 million units on console

Warner Bros. Games reveals some impressive sales numbers for Mortal Kombat 11 and the franchise as a whole.

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Warner Bros. Games reveals impressive sales numbers for Mortal Kombat 11 and the franchise as a whole.

In a press release issued today, WB Gamers and NetherRealm Studios have confirmed that the Mortal Kombat series has sold over 73 copies on consoles since the franchise began in 1992.

The most recent entry in the series, 2019’s Mortal Kombat 11, has sold over 12 million copies to date.

Additionally, the Mortal Kombat X mobile game – which everyone assumes no one plays – has actually received more than 138 million downloads since its launch in 2015.

These are great numbers for an old franchise that managed to move with the times but still stay true to its delightfully gory past.

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Here’s the press release in full:

Burbank, Calif. – July 26, 2021 – Warner Bros. Games today announced that Mortal Kombat 11, the latest entry in the legendary franchise from award-winning NetherRealm Studios, has sold more than 12 million units worldwide. Since the original Mortal Kombat game launch in 1992, The Mortal Kombat franchise has sold more than 73 million videogame units to date, as well as spawned three theatrical films, animated movies and multiple television series. Additionally, Mortal Kombat Mobile has amassed 138 million installs, with millions of people actively playing Mortal Kombat every day across console and mobile platforms.

“When Mortal Kombat launched nearly 30 years ago, I never dreamed it would grow into the franchise it is today with more than 73 million games sold,” said Ed Boon, Creative Director at NetherRealm Studios and Co-Creator of Mortal Kombat. “We have some of the most passionate fans in the world and we appreciate the support they have shown us over the years.”

Mortal Kombat 11 is now available for PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, PlayStation®4 Pro, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One consoles, Nintendo Switch™, PC and Stadia. Originally launched in April 2019, Mortal Kombat 11 has become the fastest selling title in franchise history. The latest edition, Mortal Kombat Ultimate, launched November 2020 offering an expanded version of the critically acclaimed Mortal Kombat 11, which was honored as Fighting Game of the Year at the 23rd and 24th D.I.C.E. Awards by the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences and Best Fighting Game of 2019 by IGN.


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