Netherworld Studio has announced the latest sales statistics of Mortal Kombat series, that the sale of this fighting game has exceeded 80 million copies.
During the official introduction of Mortal Kombat 1, Netherworld Studio and Warner Bros. confirmed that this popular fighting series is a success. To sell more than 80 million copies.
It was yesterday that the reboot of the Mortal Kombat series was unveiled, which is supposed to be a new beginning for this old series. It was further confirmed how much this violent fighting series has sold: “The Mortal Kombat game series has sold more than 80 million since its inception in the last 30 years.”
But what is the position of this series against the competitors of the fighting genre? Usually this genre is dominated by three big names Mortal Kombat, Tekken and Street Fighter. But in an interesting way, it has been placed in second place after the Mortal Kombat collection of Super Smash Bros series from Nintendo. Although there are no exact statistics for all series, especially older series such as Soul Calibur or Virtua Fighter, Mortal Kombat is at the top.
In addition, the following information is obtained from sites such as Wikipedia and official sales statistics announced by publishers such as Capcom and Bandai Namco and developers such as Netherworld.
The list of the best-selling fighting series is as follows:
- Mortal Kombat par 80 million
- Super Smash Bros. equal to 72.39 million
- Tekken top 54 Million
- Street Fighter par 49 Million
- Soul Calibur* par 17 Million
- Dead or Alive* par 11.7 Million
- Marvel vs. Capcom Equal to 10 Million
- Virtua Fighter* equal to 5.5 Million
It should be mentioned that the information about starred games may be old or incomplete. In any case, 2023 is one of the best years of the fighting genre; Because Street Fighter 6 in June, Mortal Kombat 1 in September and Tekken 8 will probably be released this year.