Mortal Kombat X Enjoys "Biggest Launch" in Franchise History

Millions of people are currently playing the console, PC, and mobile versions, Ed Boon says.

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Mortal Kombat X launched this week and it's off to a franchise-best start, according to series co-creator Ed Boon. He writes on Twitter that Mortal Kombat X enjoyed the "biggest launch" in the history of Mortal Kombat, though he didn't say if this was in terms of units sold or some other measurement. We've reached out to Warner Bros. for clarification.

The game, including the console/PC edition and the free mobile version released last week, attracted "millions" of players right out of the gate, Boon went on to say.

Mortal Kombat X's release on Tuesday, however, did not go entirely smoothly. Boon thanked fans for their patience as developer NetherRealm works through some unspecified issues.

The entire Mortal Kombat franchise, which debuted in the early '90s, has sold more than 35 million copies to date. This number doesn't include sales of Mortal Kombat X.

Mortal Kombat X is currently available for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, and mobile devices. The Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 editions of the game have been delayed and will arrive this summer.

For more on Mortal Kombat X, check out GameSpot's review in progress and what other critics are saying.

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