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(08-13-2011, 02:24 PM)
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Warner has announced that Mortal Kombat has sold nearly 3 million copies world wide.

Originally Posted by MCVUK

"We are very pleased with the success of Mortal Kombat so far," says Tremblay, adding that the game has now sold close to 3m units worldwide.

"With the launch of Mortal Kombat, we have already paid for the acquisition of the Midway assets, and we are just beginning to leverage this acquisition with much more to come."

Source: http://content.yudu.com/A1thlc/MCV12...sources/22.htm

For comparison, here are the sales of other fighting games as of June 30th, 2011 (Capcom), March 2011 (SSB Brawl), May 12th, 2011 (Tekken 6), and March 2009 (Soul Calibur IV):

SSB Brawl: 10.27 Million
Tekken 6: 3.5 Million
Street Fighter IV: 3.1 Million
Soul Calibur IV: 2.3 Million
Marvel Vs. Capcom 3: 2.0 Million
Super Street Fighter IV: 1.6 Million

If anyone has final shipment numbers for Soul Calibur IV, that would be greatly appreciated, since then we can see how the fighting game rebirth went as a whole.
Last edited by Nirolak; 08-13-2011 at 11:11 PM. Reason: Finally found all the sales numbers.
Tunin
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(08-13-2011, 02:27 PM)
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Well done Warner, well done.

Now give me another 2D MK and I shall be forever pleased.
No_Style
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(08-13-2011, 02:28 PM)
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Well deserved.
Loudninja
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Food for thought.
(08-13-2011, 02:28 PM)
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Well I guess fighters still have life!I am enjoying MK good to see.
Alrus
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(08-13-2011, 02:29 PM)
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As of May 2011, Tekken 6 has sold 3.5 millions, according to wikipedia (linking to this article)
DMczaf
(08-13-2011, 02:30 PM)
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I want my bi-annual MK vs Street Fighter cover, EGM. 1992-95 is back!
Kafel
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(08-13-2011, 02:31 PM)
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Originally Posted by Nirolak

Tekken 6: 3.5 Million
Street Fighter IV: 3.1 Million

wth
snoopeasystreet
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(08-13-2011, 02:31 PM)
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Most fun I've had with a fighting game in years. Well deserved.
Nirolak
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(08-13-2011, 02:31 PM)
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Thanks for the sales data everyone.
Busty
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(08-13-2011, 02:31 PM)
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This is the most interesting part of the article...

With the launch of Mortal Kombat, we have already paid for the acquisition of the Midway assets...

Warners have made some really smart deals in their quest to become a player in the gaming scene and I'm glad that investing in the original creative team behind Mortal Kombat has paid off for them.

Hopefully WB will continue to pick quality development teams out of the wreckage of their original owners (THQ and Codemasters I'm looking at you) and keep people making games and keep them working!
Gravijah
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(08-13-2011, 02:33 PM)
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Originally Posted by Kafel

wth

Tekken 6 basically went straight to bargain bins across the US, no?
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(08-13-2011, 02:34 PM)
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Originally Posted by Kafel

wth

Namco had a fairly ungodly ability to channel stuff until recently.
schick85
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(08-13-2011, 02:35 PM)
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Wow at the 3 million. Japanese aren't even into the MK series.
Granger Danger
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(08-13-2011, 02:36 PM)
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Totes deserved. My GOTY so far.
sixteen-bit
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(08-13-2011, 02:36 PM)
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Well done.

Tekken 6: 3.5 Million
Street Fighter IV: 3.1 Million
Soul Calibur IV: 2.3 Million
Marvel Vs. Capcom 3: 2.0 Million
Super Street Fighter IV: 1.6 Million

Not a traditional fighter, I know, but how did Brawl sell?
EteRnal PAL
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(08-13-2011, 02:38 PM)
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I contributed to that number. Well deserved.
Mpl90
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(08-13-2011, 02:38 PM)
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Originally Posted by _dementia

Well done.


Not a traditional fighter, I know, but how did Brawl sell?

Almost 10 millions.
Gomu Gomu
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(08-13-2011, 02:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by Nirolak

Tekken 6: 3.5 Million

Whoa! That is a lot bigger number than what I expected it to be.
KingDizzi
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(08-13-2011, 02:39 PM)
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It seems every single big game these days does really big numbers, simply every big game and by that I mean games that get a decent amount of advertising. Won't be any shock about that but it's weird how publishers struggle even when most of them have games which can do 3+ million with ease. Mortal Kombat basically shipped most of that in one region, I think it dropped off the charts in the PAL regions. Already getting ready for PAL threads where we get info on how FIFA 12 is bigger than Jebus and MW3 is the second coming. It has got to be something like huge advertising budgets which means so many publishers struggle right? For example I've seen BF3, MW3 and Gears 3 adverts during football games months ago, shit can't be cheap.

Originally Posted by Kafel

wth

Dropped in price quickly.
Granger Danger
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(08-13-2011, 02:40 PM)
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Originally Posted by _dementia

Well done.


Not a traditional fighter, I know, but how did Brawl sell?

9.48 million as of March 2010, so most likely well over 10 million by now.
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(08-13-2011, 02:40 PM)
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Originally Posted by _dementia

Well done.


Not a traditional fighter, I know, but how did Brawl sell?

I should include it actually.

Let me see...

It seems they last update they gave was 9.48 Million copies: http://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/pdf/201...07e.pdf#page=5

Edit: Beaten.
TunaLover
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(08-13-2011, 02:41 PM)
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I wonder if they will make a Wii U version
Atomski
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(08-13-2011, 02:41 PM)
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I still need to pick it up. so +1.
qq more
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(08-13-2011, 02:41 PM)

Originally Posted by _dementia

Well done.


Not a traditional fighter, I know, but how did Brawl sell?

Remember hearing it surpassed Melee... so at least 9 million?
faridmon
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(08-13-2011, 02:41 PM)
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What about the sales of BlazBlue and KoF XII?
Alrus
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(08-13-2011, 02:42 PM)
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Mortal Kombat was always extremely popular, even when people considered the game to be shitty (but Midway couldn't survive on the back of one single franchise), so it was a given that this one was gonna sell great since it felt more like classic MK =)

Originally Posted by schick85

Wow at the 3 million. Japanese aren't even into the MK series.

Fighting games haven't sold that great in japan for while. US/EU are the main market for the genre.
Man
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(08-13-2011, 02:42 PM)
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I feel like I'm missing out. I liked the demo. Is the netcode good?
Granger Danger
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(08-13-2011, 02:43 PM)
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Originally Posted by TunaLover

I wonder if they will make a Wii U version

As long as it has Khameleon as a bonus character.
gunbo13
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(08-13-2011, 02:44 PM)
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Originally Posted by Gomu Gomu

Whoa! That is a lot bigger number than what I expected it to be.

Large international followings all over.
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(08-13-2011, 02:45 PM)
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Originally Posted by faridmon

What about the sales of BlazBlue and KoF XII?

I don't think we ever got data for those unfortunately.
onQ123
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(08-13-2011, 02:46 PM)
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yet Rare hasn't brought back Killer Instinct SMH
benny_a
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(08-13-2011, 02:47 PM)
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Originally Posted by Busty

Hopefully WB will continue to pick quality development teams out of the wreckage of their original owners (THQ and Codemasters I'm looking at you) and keep people making games and keep them working!

They have such a good quality of developers already.

Rocksteady Studios (Batman)
Snowblinds Studios (Champions of Norrath, Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance)
NetherRealm Studios (Mortal Kombat)
Monolith Productions (Condemned, F.E.A.R.)
TT Games (Lego cashcow ;-))
akilshohen
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(08-13-2011, 02:47 PM)
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Didn't MK vs DCU 3 mil too? I'm excited to see what WB does with Chainsaw Lollipop
mandiller
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(08-13-2011, 02:47 PM)
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Would've sold more if it had come out in Australia ....just saying.
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(08-13-2011, 02:48 PM)
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Originally Posted by bandresen

They have such a good quality of developers already.

Rocksteady Studios (Batman)
Snowblinds Studios (Champions of Norrath, Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance)
NetherRealm Studios (Mortal Kombat)
Monolith Productions (Condemned, F.E.A.R.)
TT Games (Lego cashcow ;-))

They also bought Turbine (Dungeons & Dragons Online, Lord of the Rings Online) fairly recently.
erpg
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(08-13-2011, 02:52 PM)
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Originally Posted by Kafel

wth

I bought it for 75 cents at Wal Mart a couple months back. I'm sure most purchases were at bomba prices.
REV 09
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(08-13-2011, 03:02 PM)
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well deserved. GoTY so far for me, and a new standard for fighting games on consoles. Post release support has been great too. I hope they do another season of characters.
infinityBCRT
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(08-13-2011, 03:04 PM)
According to Ed Boon (before MK9 came out), MK vs DC sold around 2.5 Million copies.
Raonak
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(08-13-2011, 03:05 PM)
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Originally Posted by Kafel

wth

huh? not really suprising. Is tekken not popular in the US
infinityBCRT
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(08-13-2011, 03:05 PM)

Originally Posted by gunbo13

Large international followings all over.

Yes, so many people forget about this when talking about NPDs. In so many podcasts I hear people disappointed at like 500k NPD sales for example, but they are totally missing that NPD is US only and that if it sold 500k on the NPDs, it probably sold over a million copies overall.
Defuser
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(08-13-2011, 03:08 PM)
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Originally Posted by faridmon

What about the sales of BlazBlue and KoF XII?

The KOF series will sadly be forever a niche in the console fighting games sales. :(
BlazingDarkness
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(08-13-2011, 03:08 PM)
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It'll probably go on to outsell SF4 and T6 too, it has legs

Well deserved!
gunbo13
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(08-13-2011, 03:12 PM)
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Originally Posted by ULTROS!

Isn't Tekken relatively more popular the SF?

Arguably

Originally Posted by gunbo13

Large international followings all over.

Projectjustice
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(08-13-2011, 03:15 PM)
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Thats awesome, well deserved. Im glad to also see Capcom doing well with SF and Marvel.
SeanR1221
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(08-13-2011, 03:16 PM)
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Good for them. The game was awesome and deserves every sale.
Jaxter09
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(08-13-2011, 03:20 PM)
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Its surprising Tekken sold so much considering it was bargain binned within weeks of release
Busaiku
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(08-13-2011, 03:20 PM)
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Originally Posted by gunbo13

Large international followings all over.

It still makes no sense.
It was barely a factor in Europe (didn't debut too high, and was gone after 3 weeks), and all 3 versions only did about 310k in Japan.

Where does Namco keep sending them.
Louis Cyphre
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(08-13-2011, 03:20 PM)
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Good numbers
we.are.the.armada
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(08-13-2011, 03:21 PM)
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It's nice to see that fighters are doing this well - now I'm just hoping that the net code for these games get sophisticated enough to have arcade-like experiences online, that'd be sweet.

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