Mortal Kombat: Armageddon and Shaolin Monks both ship over one million copies each

Mortal Kombat: Armageddon on PS2Midway announced that Mortal Kombat: Armageddon, the final chapter of the Mortal Kombat franchise for current generation gaming systems, has shipped more than one million units to retail stores worldwide.

Battling its way to a fantastic start at retail, Mortal Kombat: Armageddon joins past games in the award-winning franchise as a top seller and continues to be a major pop culture phenomenon. Mortal Kombat: Armageddon is currently available for the PS2 and Xbox and is expected to release for the Nintendo Wii in April 2007 with exclusive features and game modes. Mortal Kombat: Armageddon is now one of the backward compatible titles available for the Xbox 360, allowing Xbox 360 owners to experience Armageddon.

Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks on PS2Midway also announced the action/adventure Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks has also shipped more than one million units worldwide.

“For the last Mortal Kombat on current generation consoles our Chicago studio continues to deliver on amazing gameplay and intense fighting action that fans have come to expect and love from this long-standing franchise,” said David Zucker, president and CEO, Midway. “We’re extremely pleased to see that Armageddon has received an enormous amount of praise from both the media and consumers alike.”

In 2006 the Mortal Kombat franchise has received a number of awards and accolades from critics and media including:

* Once again the Mortal Kombat franchise takes home Spike TV’s Video Game Award for Best Fighting Game of the Year for Mortal Kombat: Armageddon
* GameSpot awarded the Xbox Live downloadable Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 as Best Fighting Game of 2006
* IGN.com awarded Mortal Kombat: Armageddon Best Fighting Game of the Year 2006
* Mortal Kombat: Armageddon has received a number of awards, nominations and top review scores including IGN.com’s Editors’ Choice Award, 9 out of 10 from GamesRadar.com, 4.5 out of 5 from GameDaily, 9 out of 10 from Official Xbox Magazine and many more
* 1up.com nominated Mortal Kombat: Armageddon for Best Fighting Game of the Year

About Mortal Kombat Armageddon:

The latest chapter in the award-winning and best-selling video game fighting franchise. With the most complete character roster ever, including every character from the Mortal Kombat fighting universe, revolutionary create-a-fighter and create-a-fatality modes, plus a brand-new Konquest mode, Mortal Kombat: Armageddon promises to be the most complete, intensely lethal, fighting experience ever!