Midway has just issued a press release announcing that Mortal Kombat: Deception, the most recent entry in Mortal Kombat's line of tournament fighting games, has achieved Greatest Hits status on the Sony Playstation 2 and Platinum Hits status on the Microsoft X-Box! From the press release:

Chicago -- October 14, 2005 -- Midway Games Inc. (NYSE: MWY), a leading interactive entertainment industry publisher and developer, today announced that Mortal Kombat: Deception® has shipped as a Greatest Hits title for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and as a Platinum Hits title for the Xbox® video game system from Microsoft. As a new addition to these prominent programs, Mortal Kombat: Deception will be re-distributed with new packaging at a suggested retail price of $19.99.

By definition, a title earning the Greatest Hits and/or Platinum Hits distinction requires that a company manufacture more than 400,000 units per respective platform during its first nine months on store shelves. In total, Mortal Kombat: Deception has shipped in excess of 1.9 million units worldwide since its release in October 2004.

To read the press release in its entirety (including box art from the Greatest/Platinum Hits versions of the game), click here.

Our congratulations to Midway and the Mortal Kombat design team in Chicago for achieving this status!