Mortal Kombat 11 has sold nearly 50% fewer physical copies than MK 10

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The physical sales for Mortal Kombat 11 show it sold nearly 50% fewer copies than MK 10.

Mortal Kombat 11 is out and – although the reviews have been extremely positive – its physical sales show that it has sold nearly 50% fewer copies than MK 10.

The latest installment in the Mortal Kombat series has seen some controversy because of its excessive grinding and microtransactions.

A recent hot topic accused Mortal Kombat 11 of charging over $6,000 for the game’s entire line-up of kosmetics (an allegation creator Ed Boon laughed off). This accusation came as a result of the game’s largely criticised Krpyt grinding.

NetherRealm “resolved” this hinderance with one of the game’s updates, but patch 1.04 has forced players to grind again by removing the Head and Soul farming glitches.

Mortal Kombat 11 has sold nearly 50% fewer physical copies than MK 10

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Per MCV, Mortal Kombat 11 was only the second best-selling game in April for the UK (from a physical copies perspective). Yes, despite Mortal Kombat 11 being on the market longer, Sony’s Days Gone pipped NetherRealm to the number 1 spot (Bend Studio’s biggest project to date is also 2019’s biggest launch).

Not only was Mortal Kombat 11 number 2 for its first week in the UK charts thanks to Days Gone, but its sales were also 43.6% down compared to the launch of Mortal Kombat 10 back in 2015.

Warner Bros. Interactive’s president, David Haddad, recently announced that Mortal Kombat 11 put in the series’ best launch, so the decline in physical sales pretty much means that more people have shifted to digital purchases.

Mortal Kombat 11 is available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

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