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Mortal Kombat 11 Sales Top 8 Million Units

Mortal Kombat 11 Sales Top 8 Million Units - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 06 December 2020 / 3,236 Views

Mortal Kombat Creator and Director Ed Boon announced via Twitter Mortal Kombat 11 sales have surpassed eight million units worldwide. The fighting game is now the second best-selling game in the franchise.

Mortal Kombat 11 game has been available for about a year and a half. The game is published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and developed by NetherRealm Studios.

Boon also revealed the developer is not done with new content for the game and will announce the next DLC for it this week.

Mortal Kombat 11 released for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC in April 2019.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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15 Comments
Mr Puggsly (on 06 October 2020)

Very impressive, a much bigger hit than I expected. And frankly I am glad. These are genuinely great fighting games, tons of content and the campaigns are always enjoyable.

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Cerebralbore101 Mr Puggsly (on 06 October 2020)

It's MTX infested trash. Fuck WB.

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Mr Puggsly Mr Puggsly (on 06 October 2020)

Even if you simply bought the base game, its was still a great product with a lot of content. I actually buy the DLC but only after significant price cuts. I am only willing to pay a fraction of the price.

I am even fine with games moving up to $70 because I refuse to pay. I will wait for discounts or use Gamepass.

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javi741 (on 05 October 2020)

I wonder how well it sold on each platform.

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Mr Puggsly javi741 (on 06 October 2020)

We could only guess, but I think trends would suggest about 4 million on PS4. Maybe Xbox is north of 2 million with PC somewhere behind that. While Switch likely has the least sales, maybe a few 100K at best. Perhaps Switch does well enough to justify some ports, but I don't get the impression its great at selling 3rd party mature games.

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The Fury (on 06 October 2020)

The campaign done in these games (9 upwards right?) have now become the standard it seems for stories in Fighting games, so the influencing the revamp of the series has had has already have a great stamp on the industry. MK11 looks and plays fantastic.

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Machina (on 06 October 2020)

Ooooh, nice, this is the one figure I was waiting for from the MK series. We can now calculate, based on official statements, that MK as a series has sold just over 54 million units.

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Cerebralbore101 (on 05 October 2020)

This game was repeatedly on sale for $15, and still managed to only sell 8 million, across four platforms, with a beloved, decades old IP. That's pretty underwhelming.

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Mr Puggsly Cerebralbore101 (on 06 October 2020)

How do I put this? Your post is incredibly ignorant. The article says, "The fighting game is now the second best-selling game in the franchise."

Street Fighter V is at 4.7 million according to Capcom. While Tekken 7 passed 6 million recently.

Also, the number of platforms its on is not entirely relevant. Most sales likely happen on PS4, PC and Xbox could be equal on some titles, while Switch might sell the least.

So here's a thought, its possible Mortal Kombat 11 is the best selling fighter on PS4 or near it. Even though Street Fighter V is older and had bigger discounts.

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SanAndreasX Cerebralbore101 (on 06 October 2020)

Were you expecting this to do Smash numbers?

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@Puggsly Street Fighter V has been bad since launch. Did Tekken go on sale repeatedly for $15?

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@SanAndreasX Yes, it could have easily done 15+ million if they had left the content carving and microtransactions out.

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Mr Puggsly Cerebralbore101 (on 06 October 2020)

I never followed the price of Tekken 7, but I am fairly certain it has hit $15 at some point with no DLC. Not quite sure what your point is.

All DLC for MK11 could have been free and there was still no potential of it selling 15 million. Also, Smash pushes microtransactions as well.

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Smash pushes MTX? Example please.

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