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Batman: Arkham Knight, Mortal Kombat X Sell 5 Million Each Worldwide, Report Says

Rocksteady and NetherRealm's games make up for movie slumps.


Batman: Arkham Knight and Mortal Kombat X have each sold more than five million units, according to The Wall Street Journal. The figure was stated in an article contrasting the success of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment--the video game arm of the entertainment company--with the lacklustre reception to the output of its movie division.

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"In the past few years, the studio has shot to the top, thanks to major hits including Batman: Arkham Knight and fighting game Mortal Kombat X, which have each sold more than five million units globally," the publication said.

Lego Jurassic World, it continues, has "sold about four million." It is unclear, however, whether a distinction between shipping units to retailers and selling them to customers is being made.

Batman: Arkham Knight debuted with strong commercial sales, topping charts in both North America and UK The PC version of the game, however, was pulled from store shelves and sales on digital platforms such as Steam were suspended. This was due to significant graphical and performance bugs and glitches.

Batman: Arkham Knight will be available to purchase on PC again by the "end of October," according to its publisher.

Batman: Arkham Knight's next major expansion is Catwoman's Revenge, which is set after the events of the main game and casts players as Catwoman "as she seeks her revenge on Riddler."

Mortal Kombat X, meanwhile, enjoyed the "biggest launch" in franchise history to date. In August, 2015, the game--along with Arkham Knight--was cited as a key contributors in parent company Time Warner's revenue boost for the quarter ending June 30.

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