At one point, not so long ago, Mortal Kombat was a lost franchise uncertain of its next success. It disappeared for a while and seemed as if it was going to be a franchise left in the 90s. It certainly didn't feel like something that could be the best selling game of its year.
Yet, that is exactly what Fortune are reporting. In a a list posted on their website, it reveals that in 2015 so far, Mortal Kombat X stands as the most bought game of the year.
1. Mortal Kombat X
2. Grand Theft Auto V
3. Battlefield Hardline
4. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
6. Batman: Arkham Knight
7. NBA 2K15
8. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
9. Super Smash Bros
Now, this is only halfway through the year, and many of the big hitters like Call of Duty, Halo, Fallout and FIFA aren't out yet. Still, that it not taking away from the fact that this is an incredibly successful launch for Mortal Kombat X, showing that sometimes, good old fashioned hyper violence still sells.