MK: Armageddon sells a million

Midway's gory fighter hits 1 million shipped across both PS2, Xbox; Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks also hits milestone.

Ripping heads off torsos and dismembering bodies may not make good substitutes for parenting, but it sure does sell a lot of games. Midway Games today announced that Mortal Kombat: Armageddon has shipped 1 million units worldwide.

The game was released in October on the PlayStation 2 and Xbox and is allegedly the final Mortal Kombat game for current-generation consoles. The finale packed in dozens of characters from previous MK games and was met with generally positive reviews. The game is also headed to the Wii in April.

Midway also revealed that the 2005 game Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks has also shipped more than 1 million units. Shaolin Monks was released on the Xbox and PS2.

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Discussion

89 comments
DJAlukard
DJAlukard

I LOVE THIS GAME NOW I CAN FIGHT AZ LEONARDO FROM NINJA TURTLES AND RIP THEIR SPINE OUT LMAO BUMMER THOUGH CAN ONLY SELECT ONE KATANA SWORD

LinKuei_warrior
LinKuei_warrior

awesome.hopefully the next game they will make will be 1000x better cuz they ON THE NEXT GEN NOW!!WOOOOOOOOOOOOT!!

wenbin09
wenbin09

good result for a impressive game!!

limelight022
limelight022

This game is stale. 60 characters which includes classic Midway features: palette swapping, "borrowed" frames of animation, even multiple characters have the same winning stances. Blah. Not to mention the cheap air combos that the computer loves to do. This game has no strategy like SF series does, its just mindless button mashing boredom.

KingKoop
KingKoop

Such long nights spent.......... Scorpion vs Sub Zero.. ahh the memories.

datniccah187
datniccah187

I like the old school mk's. I never really got into the 3d versions of the game, other than mk4. I've heard good things about Armageddon though.

sniper_99
sniper_99

MK2 was the best out of the series in my opinion, MK:Shaolin Monks is a great game though.....idk about MK:Armageddon.....:P

aznballer91
aznballer91

exactly... shipped does not mean bought... bah tekken is better :D

Jerrymiru
Jerrymiru

Shipped, doesn't mean SOLD though... It was okay, but I was disappointed. The novelty wore off pretty quickly after I realized what they did to the Fatalities.

weeping_tear
weeping_tear

I want MK:A for xbox in the UK, yeah its out for PS2, but i want a decent fighting game for xbox

Stabby
Stabby

Awww come on! This game was great still.

Jebril
Jebril

It's not as good as the original no where near as close. It gets old now in an hour.

lzorro
lzorro

This series lost it's flame a long time ago (IMO)

hart704
hart704

I loved Shaolin Monks, but MK a great fighting game? No way.

mykel77
mykel77

Cool! now get to work on the next gen version already. Cant wait to see MK on the 360!

wooooode
wooooode

People wonder why we keep getting garbage games, it is because you keep buying them.

vampirefanmike
vampirefanmike

Actually Shipped & Sold are similar because they only ship what is in demand after the initial release, therefore they haven't necessarily sold 1 million but they are very close as it is in very big demand

LordAndrew
LordAndrew

Oh yeah. Headline says one million sold. Article says one million shipped. They are not the same thing.

mcabana01ca
mcabana01ca

I'm not sure if any of you even know this but there will be another MK made. This is the last MK with the current character/ Story line. After this it will be a fresh start. I just wondering what they will do with the "fresh " start. (cant remember where i saw this though. i think it was either in the game it self or on this site( It was in a video though))

spidey008
spidey008

I need to get this game. I'm waiting for a price drop. I've always loved Mortal Kombat.

fartys
fartys

its quite surprising since their last 2 games (mk:a and mk:sm) were not their best games (even though i bought them anyway). Its quite funny really! good for them!

Fallout_red
Fallout_red

Well, Armageddon rocks and MK is the best fighter ever. This is good news and brings hopes of MKA sequel on 360/PS3.

The_Weekend
The_Weekend

it's sad to see that ... considering that once upon a time, there was so much more potential to the Mortal Kombat franchise ...

makemeweak
makemeweak

Shaolin Monks was actually pretty entertaining in co-op.

chrisdojo
chrisdojo

fighting games...... boring IMO

Icekxg
Icekxg

Both really great games. Had a lot of fun with Shaolin Monks. It's even better now that Armageddon is backwards compatible on the 360.

Reetesh
Reetesh

shaolin monks was just awesome!

Dreski83
Dreski83

i wonder if there is any tally on how many of those copies were traded in or returned... I guess sales are sales no matter how you look at it...

Ne0zEEd
Ne0zEEd

Eh..I'll enjoy my MKII when it comes out for PSN. Never cared much after part 4

kaze950
kaze950

dholmes19 wait a second, the headline says 1 million sold, but the article says 1 million shipped...How many shelves in the world have MK: Armageddon sitting on them? Probably a lot. Technically, one million were sold. Not to players, but to retailers :D

jakeboudville
jakeboudville

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yinyang3
yinyang3

Only the first two were any good anyway.

cobrax80
cobrax80

wow, they did better than i thought

SoulSlayer_
SoulSlayer_

@dholmes19 I was thinking the same thing.

creativeminded
creativeminded

I am a big Mortal Kombat fan since the very first one. However, the first, second and third mortal kombat are the only ones that were actually any good. When Mortal Kombat came out in 3D like everyone else i was sooo excited but as the true fan knows... MK went downhill from then on. The fighting system feels very stiff and is simply not fun after a short time of playing and yes i can control it fine (before you guys have a go at me saying i dont like it cos i suck or something at it). The fighting system needs to be completely re-done from scratch and when they do i will give MK another shot. Also as a simple side note to us Wii owners i hope they change their mind about not upgrading visuals for the Wii version

dholmes19
dholmes19

wait a second, the headline says 1 million sold, but the article says 1 million shipped...How many shelves in the world have MK: Armageddon sitting on them? Probably a lot.

MartinMan
MartinMan

I can't wait for the Wii version of Armageddon get's released

VERTIGO47
VERTIGO47

Mortal Kombat DIED after the 16-Bit Generation, a time where MK was controversial. Street Fighter >>>>>>>>>>> MK series Those who praise MK Now have NO IDEA what they're talking about. You teenyboppers are only jumping onto the MK bandwagon. LMAO

kungfuj0
kungfuj0

vivalaneta MK > Street Fighter. Always has, always will. Amen brother!!! Amen. I can't wait to see what they do with MK on the 360 and PS3. All I know is that I'm ready to .....FIGHT!!! Dee

Doolum
Doolum

i liked it so i bought it.but i stopped playing it long time already.

F1sTDaCuffS
F1sTDaCuffS

game is so broken its sick!!! can we please make a game for the next gen thats not broken and unplayable.