The problem is that they shouldn't need to BUY the cheat code. They should just HAVE it.
I guess I'm sorry, then. I grew up in a world without cheat codes. I always play everything on extra crispy (Let me know if someone is old enough to know what I'm referencing here), so if they make money selling something I don't think anyone needs, why not? It's like saying prostitution is wrong, because they should be getting sex for free. You either pay for it, or you learn the moves.
But I see your point. Still don't agree, though. Seems self-entitled. They made the game, they can sell whatever they want, even pay to win stuff. I mean I wouldn't recommend it, but if people buy it? Why not? That's the world you want to live in, and now you complain that people use the system to their advantage. Though what advantage would that be even? Back when those "cheats" were free, games were a lot cheaper to make, so I really can't blame them if they want to keep paying their employees and also be able to afford some nice things. Developing games is a huge undertaking these days, and frankly I wonder why anyone still wants to do it. The work is doable of course, and if you love making games, I'm sure it's worth it to you to work overtime and often weekends, but to then get torn down by the sheer ungratefulness of gamers these days? Especially the Mortal Kombat guys, who did nothing but listen to their fanbase. Do I have to remind you where Ermac comes from?
So I'm actually grateful that they only sell the fatality cheat codes and not the all special moves version. It's a compromise of course, but it's one I'm gladly willing to make as I said if it helps me playing another Mortal Kombat in a few years. Of course you'll say that if it was completely pay to win, nobody would be playing it anymore and then they wouldn't make any money of it either. That's true, but we also wouldn't have a Mortal Kombat to play then. I guess what I'm saying is why can't we all just get along and see each other's side of the debate for once?