As much as folks have blamed consoles for errording the influence of PC games (which, nipping your comments in the bud, clearly isn't true), console players have become accustomed to regular patches.
Mortal Kombat will be on the receiving end of a patch soon, according to a statement released to the official Mortal Kombat boards. News of a patch isn't surprising, considering the patch is meant to address some serious issues players have had with King of the Hill and 1v1 ranked matches.
What's been your experience online?
"Thank you for supporting Mortal Kombat! Due to the overwhelmingly positive reception to the game, Mortal Kombat has millions of online matches being initiated worldwide every day, and we have run into some unanticipated technical issues. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and NetherRealm Studios are aware of the issues with the online gameplay – specifically with 'King of the Hill' and Ranked 1 v. 1 matches - and we want to assure our fans that we are focused on resolving online issues ASAP. We have added a 'Technical Issues' section to our forum so please be sure to let us know what issues you are having so we can address those as soon as possible. Users will begin seeing improvements in online play over the course of the next two weeks. In the meantime please note that none of this will impact the single-player or offline multiplayer experience, and we greatly appreciate your patience!"