Mortal Kombat 11 Made $500M in Profit, It’s Claimed

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Following a little poking around online, one eagle-eyed Twitter user noticed a gargantuan claim on the LinkedIn profile of an ex-Global Brand Manager at Warner Bros. Entertainment. It was stated on Matt Welsh’s profile that Mortal Kombat 11 – a ‘top 5 title’ – had netted ‘over $500MM in LTD profit’ – and that was in 2022.

It’s believed that Mortal Kombat 11 sold around 15 million copies, classing it as the best-selling title in the franchise that has a legacy stretching back to 1992. This news – or claim – has surfaced mere days after rumours started circulating regarding the impending announcement of Mortal Kombat 12.

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Mortal Kombat 11 isn’t only the best-selling game in the franchise, but it has outpaced almost every competitor in the genre. For instance, the most recent Tekken title, Tekken 7, reportedly sold 10 million copies as of December 2022, and in February 2023, it was revealed that Street Fighter 5 had sold 7 million copies since releasing in 2016.

On Twitter, user @bogorad222 revealed that they had stumbled upon the LinkedIn profile of ex-Global Brand Manager at WB, Matt Welsh. Since 2022, Welsh has been working in the role of Senior Marketing Manager at a tech startup, but once upon a time, he:

‘Led the entire 360 product and marketing campaign strategies for Mortal Kombat 11, Kombat Pack 1 & 2, MK11: Aftermath & MultiVersus’

He then goes on to claim that Mortal Kombat 11 generated over $500MM in LTD profit, which is a staggering sum for any game, let alone one as ‘niche’ as a fighting game. During its lifetime, MK11 enjoyed consistent popularity as a result of the many cult crossovers that took place, with the developers weaving in collaborations that featured characters like Joker, Doomguy, Terminator, and Robocop.

Presently, fans are eagerly awaiting any news of the next iteration in the Mortal Kombat franchise. During a recent earnings call, it was suggested that MK11 would be coming in 2023, but as of yet, there has been no further news.

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