Mortal Kombat decapitates the competition in April NPD report

It’s no secret that the video game community has responded to NetherRealm Studios’ Mortal Kombat reboot with a resounding “I love it.” But like Shao Kahn taunting a clearly inferior kombatant, the game also emerged on top of The NPD Group’s April 2011 sales report. And according to a tweet from Kombat creator Ed Boon, the game sold over 1,000,000 copies during the month. Flawless victory indeed.

April 19’s other big release, Portal 2, teleported its way to the top of the list with a strong #2 showing. Of course, it’s important to point out that a good portion of Portal 2’s sales were digital downloads through Steam, which isn’t counted by the NPD.

But the biggest surprise from last month’s top ten might be the absence of Sony’s SOCOM 4: U.S. Navy SEALs. The online shooter was also released on April 19th, one day before hackers took down the PSN. The service has yet to return and its offline status definitely contributed to SOCOM 4’s lackluster sales.

Hit the jump for the complete top ten of April’s bestselling games.

1. Mortal Kombat (PS3, Xbox 360)
2. Portal 2 (PC, PS3, Xbox 360)
3. Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars (3DS, DS, PC, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360)
4. Call of Duty: Black Ops (DS, PC, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360)
5. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters (PS3, Wii, Xbox 360)
6. Crysis 2 (PC, PS3, Xbox 360)
7. Just Dance 2 (Wii)
8. Michael Jackson The Experience (DS, PS3, PSP, Wii, Xbox 360)
9. Pokemon White Version (DS)
10. NBA 2K11 (PC, PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii, Xbox 360)

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John Scalzo is Warp Zoned’s Editor-In-Chief and resident retro gaming expert. You can follow him on Twitter or email him at john AT warpzoned DOT com.

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