Borderlands series has shipped 18 million units

Borderlands 2 alone has managed to clear ten million, which is an impressive feat

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2K Games may be feeling down in the dumps with its first quarter loss reported for 2014, but that doesn't mean the company's losing out with its franchises. NBA 2K14 has proven to be the most successful sports game for the company to date; WWE 2K15 is picking up steam in terms of buzz; and then there's Borderlands, which is a completely different beast unto itself.

2K Games, talking with Joystiq, explained that the Borderlands series has managed to ship over 18 million units, an impressive feat for a franchise that just got its start a few years ago. Out of those, Borderlands 2 was the bigger title, with ten million units shipped. That's good news leading into the company's third release in the series, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, which arrives this October for PlayStation 3, PC and Xbox 360.

During the earnings call, Take-Two president Karl Slatoff boasted big confidence in the latest addition to the series. “We have a lot of faith in the Borderlands franchise,” he said on the earnings call. “There's still a huge install base of consumers; Borderlands is beloved .... We have very high hopes for The Pre-Sequel for current-gen platforms and PC, indeed. But it will be reliant on quality, and we expect to deliver a really high-quality game.”

Go, Handsome Jack, go.

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    August 6, 2014 2:00 PM

    Robert Workman posted a new article, Borderlands series has shipped 18 million units.

    Borderlands 2 alone has managed to clear ten million, which is an impressive feat

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      August 6, 2014 2:17 PM

      I'm happy for them, they deserve it!

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        August 6, 2014 2:28 PM

        Having not played Borderlands 1, I was really, really surprised as how much goddamn fun Borderlands 2 was.

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          August 6, 2014 3:38 PM

          that's probably why: BL2 was improved across the board but I didn't think it was different enough from BL1 to avoid burning out. If it had been my first Borderlands, I probably would have luuuurved it.

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      August 6, 2014 2:36 PM

      HOLY ****! That's absolutely insane. Borderlands 2 is one of those games that I actually wondered how they pulled it off. There were countless wow moments and just the scale of production was incredible. Bravo, Gearbox!

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      August 6, 2014 2:40 PM

      Love me some BL

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      August 6, 2014 3:36 PM

      Borderlands 1 & 2 definitely scratched my loot whore itch quite nicely.

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      August 7, 2014 8:15 AM

      That's great, I got tons of hours of fun out of those games.

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