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.
Not surprising. More people know about Mortal Kombat than Portal.
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?
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? =/
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.
@SNK 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?
@jeseth 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
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.
@Peaceful_Jelly, 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.
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.
Portal 2 was also on 3 platforms while MK was on 2. Both games sold well regardless =]
I like how you have a disagree but everything you said was true. N4G is hilarious.
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
That's not counted as a sale, I'm talking about the tens of millions of people that purchase games on Steam
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Dude, your avatar, creepy. I agree, with steam added in the mix Portal 2 sales are greater than MK
The NPD results do not include the sales figures for the Kollector's and Tournament Editions, so I wouldn't be so sure.
Why wouldn't it.
Because Ed Boon said so. http://twitter.com/#!/noobd... Now where did you read that Portal 2's sales didn't include Steam?
steam so totally owns psn and xboxlive.......mmmm...cannot wait for steam summer sales!!!
Yes perhaps Sony can hire Valve to run the PSN. Then get google to do the firmware/browser. If only....
Both are great games. But as we all know sales don't mean quality. I spent my $65 on Portal2...PS3
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 http://www.amazon.com/Porta... I don't pay $50-$60 for 5 hour games!
It's 7-8 hours + 3-4 hours of coop.
MK is back on top!
Agreed. I haven't had this much fun with MK since MK2. This game is amazing!
The power of one John Mathew Kratos!
*sniff* now if only i could play MK online. im ready to destroy people. i think i have had enough time to practice SONY :(
USA likes gratuitous violence?
Wait, something else was supposed to happen?
Let's not forget now that mortal kombat wasn't even sold in Australia...that's damn impressive
im from australuia man and got my copy of mk man had no problems at all
NPD is the sales of north america.
Not surprised. Mortal Kombat is more widely known. Also not surprised it had a better launch then SF4 and MVC3, because who wasn't fucking hyped for the fatalities to be back?
MK is amazing...Great Game..
This is great news...Portal has its own niche but MK clearly still resonates after all these years.
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