MK vs. DC Ships 1.8 Million Copies, Keeps Midway Afloat – For Now.

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Midway have not been having too much fun lately. They’ve been short of money – $250 million short, to be exact – and their stakeholders would like some of that money back. Good news then for fans of the once mighty purveyor of arcade games – Its latest Mortal Kombat game, the comic-book crossover MK vs. DC has shipped nearly two million copies.

Following this, Midway have announced that a new Mortal Kombat game is in the works, possibly involving yet another seemingly incongruous cross-over. MK vs. Cartoon Network? I’d buy that, if only to destroy Scorpion with a Powerpuff girl.

Perhaps this’ll stave off the embattled publisher’s imminent bankruptcy and allow them to pay off the $150 million portion of debt they’ve been ordered to pay stakeholders within the next two weeks. $150 million? Yeah, good luck with that.

Source : Joystiq

Last Updated: January 27, 2009

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I’m old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time – they were capable of being masterpieces. I’m here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

  • ewie

    Question is will this be enough, ans just how much
    of the money do they see.

    Game = $60
    Retailer = $15
    Marketing & Shipping = $5
    Console maker (Xbox/ps3 licence) = $10.

    so do they get $30 per game, +- $60 Million, still way in the red,
    Not seeing them survive long after this.

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