Looks like Warner Bros.’ decision to publish a reboot of Mortal Kombat was a great idea, after the publisher announced today that MK has sold over 3 million units on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 worldwide.
Developed by NetherRealm Studios, Mortal Kombat was released on both consoles back in April and has to date, become the best selling fighting game of 2011.
“We are very pleased with the success of Mortal Kombat, as it surpassed our expectations in becoming the #1 fighting game in North America released so far this year,” said Martin Tremblay, President, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “NetherRealm Studios delivered a high quality game which has exceeded our sales goals. We’d like to thank our entire team and all of our partners for their innovative campaigns and tremendous support of Mortal Kombat, as the game sales continue to grow.”
The studio also released subsequent downloadable characters in the form of Freddy Krueger, Rain, Kenshi and Skarlet.
“All of us at NetherRealm Studios are very excited that players have embraced Mortal Kombat. The game was a labor of love for us and we could not be more pleased with its performance,” said Ed Boon, Creative Director, NetherRealm Studios. “Fan reaction to this latest installment has made all of our hard work worth it.”