Submitted by Theyellowflash30 529d ago | news

Borderlands 2 Has Shipped Over 5 Million Units Worldwide

In a press release this morning Gearbox and 2K have announced that the highly popular Borderlands 2 has shipped more than 5 million units worldwide. (2k games, Borderlands 2, Gearbox, Industry, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

Alternative Sources
Erudito87  +   529d ago
lol does that mean we can start pirating guilt free?

ps its a joke i dont pirate
#1 (Edited 529d ago ) | Agree(3) | Disagree(6) | Report | Reply
roadkillers  +   529d ago
Be careful what you say, this is a very sensitive site :)
StanLee  +   529d ago
Happy for the guys at Gearbox. Hope to see Borderlands 3 next gen and this time, can we please customize our own guns?
Theyellowflash30  +   529d ago
Yeah being able to customize your own guns would be really cool. It would kind of break the system they already have, but it would still be really cool.
Dylken  +   529d ago
grats to these guys, great game
MizTv  +   529d ago
Well I hated the first one but I must say borderlads2 is a badass game, I can't stop playing it and its awesome
josephayal  +   529d ago
Borderlands 2 will outsell everything
SnakeShady  +   529d ago
Even Black Ops 2? I don't think so.
Ps: I'm not a huge fan of Mw/Bo.
SnakeShady  +   529d ago
Excellent game.
FrostyZipper  +   529d ago
Well done Gearbox, and well deserved, Borderlands 2 was a cut above the original game in every way and should be held up as an example of what a sequel should be.
Excalibur  +   529d ago
Congrats Gearbox, well deserved, I have been playing BL2 every day since day one, the only thing that will stop me playing it ( for a short time ) will be Halo 4 and then Call Of Duty.

That said, to be clear Shipped does not = SOLD.
I hate news stories, Devs, distributors and the like skewing the facts in their favor.

Say what you mean and mean what you say.
Sp1d3ynut  +   529d ago
Actually, this close to release (still inside 2 months)...and this close to X-mas... shipped #s = sold #s. Keep in mind, there will be a ton of people who don't get games necessarily at release, but have to wait for X-mas, or even birthdays. A game with this strong of a start, isn't going to just stop selling cold, this close to the peak season. Retailers will continue to order the game...which means more games "shipped"...well into next quarter. Once it's shipped, it's "sold", to the retailer. Publishers don't offer games on consignment, lol.
#7.1 (Edited 529d ago ) | Agree(0) | Disagree(1) | Report | Reply
Excalibur  +   529d ago
Again, no it doesn't

Shipped = Shipped and Sold = Sold
There is no guarantee that all 5 million copies will be sold just because they are sitting on a shelf somewhere.

any company can ship 5 bazzilion of any product and only sell 1/10th of them.

My point is, if you are going to write a story about this topic then give me a true number of SOLD units, THAT is where the story is.

I hope folks aren't taking my comment as a negative towards Gearbox, as I said I'm enjoying the heck out of BL2 and I absolutely adore Borderlands.

I truly hope Gearbox sells double 5 million as for my own selfishness that would almost guarantee a part 3.
Theyellowflash30  +   529d ago
Such a great game. 5 Million units shipped or sold is a great achievement, and there just getting started.
Sp1d3ynut  +   529d ago
Excalibur, no offense, but it's obvious you don't understand how the retail system works...so you might want to just quit acting like you do. Publishers CANNOT just ship random #s of games to retailers. The retailers estimate what they believe will be sufficient for their first run...beyond any pre-orders... and then submit subsequent orders, depending on how well/fast that stock sold through. Beyond that, industry buzz, reviews, customer feedback, etc. play a part in ordering trends, but AT NO POINT can/will a publisher ship product that they aren't being compensated for. Therefor SHIPPED = SOLD.
#7.2 (Edited 529d ago ) | Agree(0) | Disagree(1) | Report | Reply
Excalibur  +   528d ago
Once again, I could care less how many copies of a game are sitting on the shelves at Gamestop, Best Buy, Walmart and so on.


Retailers over order things all the time and in a lot of cases ship unsold product back to the original seller at a loss,re-stocking fee or throw it in a discount bin that eventually might be bought 6 months down the road for half (or more) of it's original price.

Telling me that 5 million units are shipped does not mean that there is 5 million people playing (whatever version ) of the game and therefore does not impress me.

I'm sorry that you can't understand that, again Shipped does not = SOLD.
Excalibur  +   528d ago
Can you see how this article says Assassin's Creed 3 SELLS 3.5 million copies in it's first week as opposed to Gearbox SHIPS 5 million copies in a little less than 2 months?

Please tell me you can see how that is much more impressive.

#7.2.2 (Edited 528d ago ) | Agree(0) | Disagree(1) | Report

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
New stories

Weighing in on Ground Zeroes [Industry Attack]

19m ago - Paddybass writes: There has never been a better time to be an indie developer. Between Kickstarte... | PC

Cloudbuilt Review - 42 Level One

19m ago - Fraser from 42 Level One reviews Cloudbuilt. | PC

GameSkinny @ PAX East 2014: Hands-On Preview of Wolfenstein: The New Order

22m ago - "We're gonna be doin' one thing, and one thing only...killin' Nazis." | PC

Severed: Old School Influences in a New Generation | Hardcore Gamer

26m ago - HG: The Toronto-based studio that has brought us award winning titles such as Guacamelee! and Tal... | iPhone

Enter to Win a PS4 and More!

Now - We are buying one lucky N4Ger a PS4 just for commenting on any N4G story! | Promoted post

Hands-on with Galak-Z | Hardcore Gamer

59m ago - Galak-Z had a nicely busy booth on the PAX East show floor, but thankfully not too busy to get a... | PC
Related content from friends