Mortal Kombat Nears 3 Million, Pays For Its Own Assets
Everyone was a little worried when Midway liquidated all its assets last year. What would happen to the legendary Mortal Kombat?
Well, things have gone well for Warner Bros. Interactive after acquiring the MK name. WB Interactive President Martin Tremblay told MCV that the recently released Mortal Kombat reboot is closing in on 3 million units sold worldwide. The best part is that this great showing has almost paid for all the assets acquired from Midway, and that's what you call a solid piece of business. Fighters aren't as popular as they used to be; Super Street Fighter IV has sold 1.6 million to date and Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds has reached 2 million. Those have been out longer than MK and yet, the dark, brutal title has passed 'em both. It just proves that the combination of name-brand recognition and great review scores results in good things.
And by the way, if you've got MK at home, you should seriously consider snagging Freddy Krueger. He's the new DLC for the game...gotta love that addition. Totally classic.
Related Game(s): Mortal Kombat
8/14/2011 9:08:01 PM Ben Dutka