Mortal Kombat 11's revenants beat out Days Gone's freakers and World War Z's zombies as April's most downloaded PlayStation 4 game

Showing strong sales in the UK as well

Posted by Dakota 'DarkHorse' Hills • May 12, 2019 at 6:42 a.m. PDT | Comments: 18

While some countries and parts of the United States are still lagging behind in terms of internet download speeds, the demand for digitally downloaded video games is expanding rapidly in its attempt to take over the traditionally disc and cartridge-based ways we used to buy titles.

Sony releases their own list of digitally best-selling games on their PlayStation platforms each month where Mortal Kombat 11 was actually able to beat out the likes of PS4 exclusive Days Gone and the very successful World War Z in the month of April — which is a bit funny if you consider each title features zombie-like characters / enemies.

Mortal Kombat 11 was poised to be a strong hit for NetherRealm Studios given its pre-release buzz and general audience reach, but taking the digital crown from one of Sony's own AAA exclusives on their own turf is no small feat — though NRS hasn't made any announcements as of yet as to MK11's full shipments.

The Left 4 Dead-inspired World War Z was no slouch in sales either considering the game sold more than 1 million copies in its first week on the market while also having a week head start in its release over the other two aforementioned titles.

In terms of physical sales, we'll likely need to wait another week or so to see the full NPD breakdown for the United States while Days Gone and Mortal Kombat 11 have been the number one and two titles respectively over the past two weeks in the United Kingdom. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate still sat at 11th place.

While the game did feature issues with its progression system at launch, we still had a great time with Mortal Kombat 11, so it's not surprising to see it do well in the sales department — especially as a follow up to MKX which sold over 10 million copies for the company.

You can check out PlayStation's top 10 best-selling digital games for April below.

PlayStation's Top 10 Digital Games in April

  1. Mortal Kombat 11
  2. Days Gone
  3. World War Z
  4. Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition
  5. MLB The Show 19
  6. Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition
  7. Borderlands: The Handsome Collection
  8. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
  9. Tom Clancy’s The Division 2
  10. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
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