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The Mortal Kombat series has shown outstanding longevity, moving beyond controversies over gore in its earliest days to becoming a major part of the current-day gaming scene. Latest entry Mortal Kombat 11 and even its Ultimate Edition have graced the Switch in a pleasant reminder that, when pushed, Nintendo's hardware can deliver some top-grade third-party games on the go.

Warner Bros. Games and NetherRealm Studios have now confirmed that Mortal Kombat 11, across all platforms and including the multiple editions, has now passed 12 million sales worldwide. The broader franchise has passed 73 million video game units too, so those are pretty big numbers for the fighting IP.

This year also brought the Mortal Kombat movie to cinema screens, which performed quite well considering its R rating and global circumstances.

Do you have Mortal Kombat 11 on Switch, or is it one you're still tempted to pick up on discount, perhaps? Let us know in the comments!