Mortal Kombat X, which came out yesterday in New Zealand and earlier this week in other regions, has had the biggest launch in the history of the franchise, according to series co-creator Ed Boon.
In a series of tweets, Boon revealed that millions of people were playing the game across console, PC, and the free-to-play mobile tie-in.
Thank you everyone for making Mortal Kombat X the biggest launch in MK history. You made the game FAR exceed our wildest expectations....!!— Ed Boon (@noobde) April 16, 2015
The Mobile & console games have had literally millions of players getting online in a really short period of time, hitting our servers HARD!— Ed Boon (@noobde) April 16, 2015
Boon also acknowledged that the game has been facing some unspecified issues, and said that Netherrealm are working "like mad" to fix them.
We love that so many players want to play MKX and are working (like mad) on all the issues some of you are experiencing! We WILL fix them!— Ed Boon (@noobde) April 16, 2015
Just wanted to let you know we are ABSOLUTELY listening to you, reading all your tweets & appreciate your patience! pic.twitter.com/VAUckT3idq— Ed Boon (@noobde) April 16, 2015
Mortal Kombat X came out on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC this week, with PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions to follow later this year. An iOS tie-in that shares the same name came out earlier this month, and will be coming to Android soon. It's a "fighting and card collection game" that can unlock rewards for the main game, in a similar fashion to the mobile version of Injustice: Gods Among Us.