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Mortal Kombat 11 reaches over 12 million copies sold as franchise hits incredible milestone, Ed Boon says thank you

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • July 26, 2021 at 11:11 a.m. PDT • Comments: 48

Mortal Kombat 11 has seen three full iterations of the game released since its initial launch on April 23, 2019. After numerous updates, 12 DLC characters, new game mechanics, and much more, the game has hit a very impressive sales milestone.

WB Games has announced this morning that Mortal Kombat 11 has achieved over 12 million units sold worldwide. On top of that, the Mortal Kombat franchise as a whole has surpassed 73 million console units sold to date.

The Mortal Kombat franchise is celebrating its 30 year anniversary next October, and over nearly three decades it has accomplished a whole lot. The series has seen the release of 11 main fighting titles, three adventure spin off titles, three theatrical films, animated films, and even several TV series.

"When Mortal Kombat launched nearly 30 years ago, I never dreamed it would grow into the franchise it is today with more than 73 million games sold," NetherRealm Studios Creative Director and Mortal Kombat co-creator Ed Boon said in WB Games' press release. "We have some of the most passionate fans in the world and we appreciate the support they have shown us over the years."

Since its debut in 2019, Mortal Kombat 11 has seen two significant upgrades. Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath launched on May 26, 2020, and brought with it balance changes, new armor breaking attacks, addition story mode chapters, and an official new name for the game. Also included in this package were three new DLC characters: Fujin, Sheeva, and guest fighter Robocop.

That following November, NetherRealm and WB launched Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate. This expansion once again updated the title of the game, but also introduced Kombat Pack 2 — which includes DLC kombatants Mileena, Rain, and Rambo.

With this morning's great news for the franchise, Ed Boon took to his own Twitter to share a more personal message to fans and followers. On behalf of the team behind the gory fighting title, Boon sent a big thank you to all who purchased and played.

"As Mortal Kombat 11 passes 12 million games sold & pushes the MK franchise over 73 million console games... we wanted to send a massive THANK YOU to all the support Mortal Kombat fans have given us over the years," wrote Boon on Twitter. With a red heart emoji, Boon wraps up his message to the fans saying, "it means EVERYTHING to us."

Early this month, NetherRealm Studios confirmed that content support for Mortal Kombat 11 has officially concluded. This means that we won't be seeing a Kombat Pack 3 with more DLC characters and the game will remain mostly as is — short of any potential bug fixes or future balance changes that might be needed.

Even though some might feel like content support has ended a bit too early, the reported sales numbers show that Mortal Kombat 11 has done well for WB and NRS, and it has no doubt made a significant mark in the fighting game space.

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