Boon: Mortal Kombat 9 sold closer to 4 million units than 3 - likely outperformed vanilla Street Fighter 4

Posted by Jonathan 'Catalyst' Grey • January 11, 2013 at 11:36 a.m. PST
Boon: Mortal Kombat 9 sold closer to 4 million units than 3 - likely outperformed vanilla Street Fighter 4 Mortal Kombat 9 sold closer to 4 million units than 3 million, according to NetherRealm Studios' Ed Boon. This would mean Mortal Kombat 9 likely outsold the vanilla release of Street Fighter 4, as according to Capcom's IR page, which was last updated on September 30, 2012 — their 4th entry of the previously long dormant franchise had moved 3.2 million copies to date world wide.


This figure doesn't factor in subsequent updates, like the disc releases of SSF4 and SSF4 AE v2012. The disc version of Super Street Fighter 4 was reported to have sold 2 million copies world wide.

Regardless, this is an impressive feat for the NetherRealm Studios team, and shows that the Mortal Kombat brand still has a lot of staying power. It will be especially interesting to see if their upcoming title, Injustice: Gods Among Us, can buck the trend of sluggish sales with recent fighters, when it's released in April of this year.

Sources: Ed Boon's Twitter and Capcom's IR page.

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