Alert the media: Mortal Kombat is a bit popular. Warner Bros. has just let us know that the game has sold more than three million copies worldwide, making NetherRealm‘s latest officially the highest selling fighting game of 2011 (in the US, at least).
Ed Boon, the out-spoken Creative Director at NetherRealm Studios explains:
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. Fan reaction to this latest installment has made all of our hard work worth it.
The game itself was launched back in April, on PS3 and Xbox 360, and has seen a number of DLC packs released in recent months, introducing classic characters and one all-new competitor, Freddy Krueger.
Mortal Kombat is no stranger to controversy, but the world was still surprised (and a little disappointed) when the new game was Refused Classification in Australia – effectively banning the game from sale, display or advertisement Down Under. (Don’t worry, enterprising Aussies still found a way to get their Fatality fix…)
If you’re anywhere else in the world and you haven’t yet tried Mortal Kombat, you should probably go remedy that. Three million people can’t be wrong.