The NPD Group published their list of best-selling video games for April 2019 (which includes both physical and digital from different publishers in the US), and Mortal Kombat 11 has topped sales charts on PC, PlayStation 4 , Xbox One and the Nintendo Switch.
There is no denying that NetherRealm Studios hoped Mortal Kombat 11 would prove to a successful installment in the franchise, but it is hard to gauge whether the developer knew it would be this successful. In fact, as it stands, Mortal Kombat 11 is the second highest-selling video game of the year so far, behind only Square Enix’s Kingdom Hearts 3.
Mortal Kombat 11 is also the first game to top sales charts across all three consoles for the first time in 10 years. The last game to achieve this feat was Guitar Hero 3 in October 2007, which was also the best-selling game of that year. In addition to this, the title is also the first mature-rated game to top Nintendo’s sales chart since Bayonetta 2 in 2014. Warner Bros. went on further to state that Mortal Kombat 11 was also the franchise’s most successful launch ever, with digital sales numbers exceeding 1.8 million digital copies.
Rounding out the rest of the list is Days Gone (2), MLB 19: The Show (3), Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 (4) and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (5). Whether or not, Mortal Kombat 11 will continue to see good sales numbers in the months to come, remains to be seen. There certainly seems to be a lot of exciting new titles coming later this year.
Are you surprised at Mortal Kombat 11’s good sales performance?