It didn’t take long for gamers to realize that Mortal Kombat X was going to be something big. After NetherRealm Studios rejuvenated the franchise with Mortal Kombat 9, they were riding high on a wave of fan enthusiasm that seemed almost unquenchable. And with every new character reveal, anticipation for Mortal Kombat X grew more fervent.
Now that we are nearly one month removed of Mortal Kombat X it’s time to take stock of just how successful the new fighting game is/was. We already know that Mortal Kombat X is the fastest selling game in the series, but we don’t truly know how the sequel stacked up to the competition. Today, however, Sony has shed a little light on the issue.
In their latest PlayStation Blog post, Sony confirms that Mortal Kombat X dominated PS4 sales for the month of April, besting the likes of Bloodborne, MLB 15 The Show, and Grand Theft Auto 5. Obviously, that’s not the stiffest of competition in terms of new product, but nonetheless NetherRealm Studios should count this as another win for the latest Mortal Kombat.
Unfortunately, the PlayStation Blog post does not mention any sales numbers for Mortal Kombat X, so it’s hard to draw any firm conclusions about the game’s sales. One can assume that Mortal Kombat X had a strong lead over the PS4 exclusive Bloodborne considering that game released in February, but that’s unconfirmed.
Whatever the case may be, we would be surprised if Mortal Kombat X didn’t lead sales for all platforms during the month April, both digital and hard copy. As we mentioned, the game was building strong buzz since its official debut in the summer of 2014, and the ticker continued to climb with each new character reveal.
However, now that the game is out, some fans are voicing their disappointment with the game, specifically with regards to its online multiplayer and its roster omissions. Admittedly, NetherRealm was not going to include everyone, but some took issue with the game’s story mode featuring characters like Rain, Sindel, and Baraka but not making them playable.
PC gamers have been notably displeased with the game over the last few weeks as well. It started with multiplayer connectivity problems, but was only made worse once a patch intended to fix the issue ended up deleting save data.
Still Mortal Kombat X is alive and well, and not showing signs of stopping any time soon. Look for more details on the game’s sales dominance when NPD sales numbers for April hit.
Did you pick up Mortal Kombat X on PS4? What do you think of the game?
Mortal Kombat X is available now for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.
Source: PlayStation Blog