Mortal Kombat 11 has sold 1.8 million copies digitally, according to the latest global market report from Nielsen’s SuperData.
That compares to just 400,000 digital sales of Mortal Kombat X in 2015, which the market research firm puts down to the general rise in digital game sales on consoles.
Earlier this week, fellow sales tracker the NPD Group said Mortal Kombat 11 was the best-selling boxed game in the United States last month following its April 23 release. It was the top-selling game on every platform it launched on (PS4, Xbox One, Switch and PC) and the second best-selling title of 2019 to date, the firm added.
SuperData’s report says consumers spent $8.86 billion digitally on console, PC and mobile games in April, up 7% year-over-year, with a 4% decline in PC sales offset by a 17% rise in console revenue.
Apex Legends dropped out of the top 10 rankings on console and PC last month. The game generated $24 million in April, down significantly for the second consecutive month and a 74% decline from the $92 million generated during its launch month in February.
Riot Games’ League of Legends was the top-grossing PC game in April, while Honour of Kings, a League of Legends-inspired battle arena title from Riot’s parent company Tencent, was the top-grossing mobile game.
Earlier this week, Reuters claimed that Riot and Tencent had been at loggerheads for years about how to best adapt League of Legends for a wider audience, but that the pair have now been working on a mobile version of the title for over 12 months.