NPD: Mortal Kombat beats Portal 2 in US

EuroGamer: Mortal Kombat has unseated Pokémon Black/White at the top of the monthly US sales chart.

According to data released by The NPD Group, Warner's back-to-basics brawler shifted just shy of 900,000 units during April.

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LOGICWINS3022d ago

Not surprising. More people know about Mortal Kombat than Portal.

Muerte24943022d ago

was more surprised to see that it had a stronger launch and both SF4 and MVC3. I guess the hardcore fighting really gave Capcom the middle finger for going casual with MVC3. I mean Ken and Cyclops have been in all the marvel vs capcom games but not in this one for some reason. Also what's with the no spectator mode?

Peaceful_Jelly3022d ago

the hardcore-fighting community hates Mortal Kombat, it was the casual market who bought all those MK9 games. Guys like Justin Wong and Combofiend doesn't like the game one bit. In tournaments every time MK starts the hype instantly disappears, nobody cares really and you can see that not even the pros playing the game takes it seriously. MK9 will be on EVO2011 but I'd be surprised if it makes into next year too.

MK9 is packed with content but the core gameplay is broken beyond belief. US loves it cus it has blood and stuff. U know how things work around here, I mean, Call of Duty, Wii-fit? =/

jeseth3022d ago

Whatever helps you sleep at night.

Capcom fighting games are the COD of fighting games.

They milk the SF franchise like there's no tomorrow.

RedPawn3022d ago


Not to be an ass, but Justin Wong, Daigo doesn't anything to people who grew up with SF or MK, they just want a good game.

EVO is very young, & less than 25% even know or care.

I hope with your name you plan on getting KOF xiii?

Redempteur3022d ago (Edited 3022d ago )

who cares about milking what matters is if there is enougt changes to validate a new game.

and so far with capcom in the fighting games area, they patched when needed and dlc in the area you shouldn't care AKA the outflits ..

The changes in SF4 and SSF4 are more than valid to warrant a new game especially halfprice.

And no DLC don't count , you don't need new costumes to fight online

DeleteThisxx3022d ago

Lmfao wow, the amount of people in here who think they know anything about the fighting game community obviously know nothing at all.

Stay free.

P.s. Justin Wong loves MK along with Alex Valle and plenty others. Don't talk if you don't know anything.

Muerte24943021d ago


Go to youtube and check out PowerUp 2011. You will find Justin Wong playing Mortal Kombat 9. Also MK9 was at EVO this year too. The main consultant for the game during it's development were player like Justin who go to tournaments. You obviously don't know what you're talking about. You can find about 20 interviews where Neatherealm mentions how they were aiming for the hardcore audience.

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Pandamobile3022d ago

List doesn't count Steam sales which likely account for roughly 250-300k, so I think it's safe to say that Portal 2 sold more than MK.

SpaceSquirrel3022d ago

Portal 2 was also on 3 platforms while MK was on 2. Both games sold well regardless =]

jeseth3022d ago

I like how you have a disagree but everything you said was true.

N4G is hilarious.

gamerzBEreal173022d ago

if u get the steam copy with the ps3 copy wouldnt that mean the steam copy is free? therefore it had no sales? so i doubt it would sell 300k

Pandamobile3022d ago

That's not counted as a sale, I'm talking about the tens of millions of people that purchase games on Steam

Max_Dissatisfaction3022d ago

Dude, your avatar, creepy. I agree, with steam added in the mix Portal 2 sales are greater than MK

Skizelli3022d ago (Edited 3022d ago )

The NPD results do not include the sales figures for the Kollector's and Tournament Editions, so I wouldn't be so sure.

Skizelli3021d ago (Edited 3021d ago )

Because Ed Boon said so.!/noobd...

Now where did you read that Portal 2's sales didn't include Steam?

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therapist3022d ago

steam so totally owns psn and xboxlive.......mmmm...cannot wait for steam summer sales!!!

Omegasyde3022d ago

Yes perhaps Sony can hire Valve to run the PSN. Then get google to do the firmware/browser.

If only....

SmokingMonkey3022d ago (Edited 3022d ago )

Both are great games.
But as we all know sales don't mean quality.

I spent my $65 on Portal2...PS3

therapist3022d ago

you shoulda waited a week or two....i'll be getting my copy when it hits $15, shouldn't be long, it's already at $21

I don't pay $50-$60 for 5 hour games!

Pandamobile3022d ago

It's 7-8 hours + 3-4 hours of coop.

jeseth3022d ago


I haven't had this much fun with MK since MK2. This game is amazing!

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