Gearbox Declares Borderlands Fastest Selling Original IP of 2009, PC Patch Due Later Today

Borderlands had "the fastest-selling original property video game launch of 2009," developer Gearbox proclaimed today alongside word of the imminent PC patch.

Exact sales figures for the shooter-RPG, which hit consoles and PC in October, weren't provided. Sales-tracking firm NPD recently revealed that the Xbox 360 version sold 418,000 copies in the United States during October, with the PlayStation 3 version netting sales of 113,000. Combined, the two SKUs rival chart topper Uncharted 2.

The first expansion, The Zombie Island of Dr. Zed, is slated to hit PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 as a paid download on November 24, with at least one more expansion on the way. The expansion will also make its way to PC, though when has yet to be announced.

In addition, Gearbox revealed that the first patch for the PC edition of Borderlands, is due this evening and is already in the hands of various digital distribution outlets, though it offered no details as to exactly what the v1.01 update will do, contain or fix.

Update: The patch plus a list of its various tweaks and changes are now available.

An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that Borderlands outsold Uncharted 2. Thanks to Shai-Tan for pointing out the error.

Chris Faylor was previously a games journalist creating content at Shacknews.

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    November 16, 2009 11:25 AM


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      November 16, 2009 4:41 PM

      It's crashed after alt-tabbing a few times, I think it bluescreened on me once. I just need some people to play it with. Can't seem to host because I'm useless.

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      November 17, 2009 6:55 AM

      So why is no one publishing PC numbers of DD and Retail? I am gettting a bit frustrated by this as the "death of the PC" when for most games they are superior (even MW2 looks just stunning at 1080p/4xAA etc) may drive many people and developers away.

      For example teh whole "crysis was failure" we commonly hear is so not true. Over 1.2 million sold. Not MW2 but clearly for a new IP pretyy damn good.

      So if Crysis 2 does 1.2 on the PC, 3 on the consoles combined no one will list the 1.2

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