The number of gamers playing Mortal Kombat 1 on PC is less than the total number of players playing Mortal Kombat 11 on the same platform.
Recent data shows that fewer people are playing Mortal Kombat 1 than its predecessor, Mortal Kombat 11. Excitement for Mortal Kombat 1 has waned slightly, despite critical acclaim. but the game’s player base has encountered some problems while playing the game. Issues include visual errors, gameplay glitches, and even the controversial top-up transactions that Mortal Kombat 1 implemented. This has apparently resulted in a slight decrease in player base, with recent data showing gamers are returning to the previous season.
Mortal Kombat 11 was originally released in 2019, serving as the final game to take place in the original Mortal Kombat timeline. The events of the game will see Liu Kang finally overcoming all odds, becoming a god, and ultimately establishing a rebooted timeline like in Mortal Kombat 1. Despite being released so close to 5 years ago but it still has a fairly active player base, so much so that the game recently surpassed Mortal Kombat 1 in player count.
According to data from SteamDB and SteamCharts for Mortal Kombat 1 and Mortal Kombat 11, the MK 11 game had more total players within a week. Based on MK1 analysis from SteamCharts, one of the game’s final 24-hour highs year-to-date was 6,820 players, while MK11 had 10,112 players in the same time frame. Highest number of concurrent players according to SteamCharts also puts MK11 above MK1. It seems that fans are currently preferring the previous game over the most recently released entry on this particular platform.
This data is primarily supported by the SteamDB website, which compares the number of players on MK1 with the number of players of MK11 on Steam. While MK1’s all-time peak appeared to be higher when it launched (38,129 players compared to MK11’s 35,147 players), the 11th main game still had a higher recent peak in players. Although Mortal Kombat 1 received better reviews than its predecessors, the problems it encountered may have caused people to abandon the game in favor of older games.
However, these numbers only show data for the PC version of this Mortal Kombat game on Steam, not counting the number of console gamers who have played the game. These numbers may change over time as more content is planned to be added to Mortal Kombat 1, such as DLC characters as well as bug fixes. At least for now, Mortal Kombat 1’s reception seems to be struggling when compared to previous titles in the series.”