Mortal Kombat sells 3 million

This year’s Mortal Kombat is the franchise’s most successful entry yet; the brutal brawler has sold over 3 million copies worldwide, WB’s announced today.

According to Martin Tremblay, WBIE’s president, the game even surpassed expectations and is 2011’s best-selling fighting game in North America. “NetherRealm Studios delivered a high quality game which has exceeded our sales goals,” he says. “We’d like to thank our entire team and all of our partners for their innovative campaigns and tremendous support of Mortal Kombat, as the game sales continue to grow.”

Series creator Ed Boon adds: “All of us at NetherRealm Studios are very excited that players have embraced Mortal Kombat. The game was a labor of love for us and we could not be more pleased with its performance. Fan reaction to this latest installment has made all of our hard work worth it.”