Saling The World: Borderlands Beats Forza 3 in U.S. Sales

Gamasutra's weekly column, "Saling The World", covers the top five sellers for every available platform in the United States, Japan, and Europe, providing an important update of sales patterns worldwide.

This week's charts, with data taken from October 29th, 2009, find Borderlands outperforming Forza Motorsport 3 in the United States, as Hikari no 4 Senshi: Final Fantasy Gaiden leads DS sales in Japan.

Data for "Saling The World" comes courtesy of the public sales information on,, and, with sales split out for each platform and territory, and pre-orders disregarded. This results in a true sense of what games are selling worldwide on the real-time updated service, as follows:

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NegativeCreepWA3280d ago

I picked up both at the same time, Been to busy with Forza to try Boarder Lands yet.

Raf1k13280d ago

I picked up Borderlands for PC. It really is a loot fest just like the reviews say. It's a shame it's mainly weapons, shields etc but no wearable gear.

It took me a few quests to get into it but I love it now. It'll be even better once my mates pick it up too.

Saaking3279d ago

Borderlands is definitely the superior game imo.

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RememberThe3573279d ago

Anyway, I'm glad to see Borderlands doing so well. I've been having a REALLY good time with it.

Saaking3279d ago (Edited 3279d ago )

Wow, are you guys serious? haha, My opinion is as good as anyone else's.

Elvfam5113279d ago

I sold more than Forza 3

takecontrol3279d ago (Edited 3279d ago )

PS3 fans getting so desperate to bash Forza 3 they're comparing a game that hasn't even been released in all regions for longer than a week to a game that has been out for a week longer everywhere from the fist Forza release date. lol

I guess they're coming in here for some revenge because Uncharted 2 is flopping only selling 1 million in two weeks when Uncharted is suppose to be the PS3's greatest game.

RememberThe3573279d ago

What the hell are you doing in the Gamer Zone?

You are obviously not a gamer... Go hate in the Open Zone.

takecontrol3279d ago (Edited 3279d ago )

At least mention the topic you hypocritical fanboy what about the PS3 trolls you fail to set straight.

Tell you pals the Forza has been on the shelfs for 3 days in the US and the other game a week longer.

hermie3279d ago

I think people are here because they are interested in how other games measure up to Forza 3 sales-wise, after Forza 3 has been hyped to the nth degree. I doubt that people have "revenge" in mind. Turn 10 has attracted a lot of attention with their claims - it is inevitable that the game is going to undergo scrutiny.

takecontrol3279d ago (Edited 3279d ago )

No they're here to bash it by making up weak butt reasons. I can tell you have that same mentality because you sound like you come from that PS3 fan group angry what Turn10 had said. The game was hyped as exactly what it is, the best AAA SIM ever created. The game has been in stores for 3 days in the US and the Forza Bundles for one or two days.

HolyOrangeCows3279d ago

Multiplat vs Exclusive.
Shooter vs racing sim.
Advertised to death vs moderately advertised.

Who's shocked?

kalebgray923279d ago

uncharted 1 sales are up.... nice... glad ppl are seeing where it all started for the ps3's reign

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Arnon3279d ago

Sorry if this sounds rude, but we might as well treat your opinion as a pile of crap. You've really done nothing but show us biased information and goofy comments.

We'll probably start taking you seriously when you feel like writing something more than just garbage.

XxZxX3279d ago

Motorsports is not as huge in US as compared to Europe and Japan. So forza did less than borderland is kinda expected. Don't expect to see GT5 to hit the top chart in US.

RememberThe3573279d ago

Your going to be surprised when GT5 drops then.

Antan3279d ago (Edited 3279d ago )

"I guess they're coming in here for some revenge because Uncharted 2 is flopping only selling 1 million in two weeks when Uncharted is suppose to be the PS3's greatest game."

WTF is going on in your head?! Serious queston! That you get so upset by videogames is bordering on some form of pychological disorder! and you`ve had this condition for as long as N4G has been around.

" I can tell you have that same mentality because you sound like you come from that PS3 fan group angry what Turn10 had said"

The guy gave his honest opinion..........whats the problem? Oh thats right, it differs from yours so he`s a fanboy now.

How on earth you continue to post on this website, let alone the gamerzone is beyond me. At least your comments are good for a laugh, i always thought that.

sikbeta3278d ago

"PS3 fans getting so desperate to bash Forza 3"

Sound really wierd, knowing that xbox fanboys bash everything related to Playstation

takecontrol like every xbox fanboy is in damagecontrol

TotalPS3Fanboy3278d ago (Edited 3278d ago )

Forza 3, the savior of the 360, the Second Coming of Jesus, got outsold by Boarder Lands? That's not a good sign at all. Not a good sign at all.

But then again, Boarder Lands IS truely the better game. Forza 3 is just a hyped up game.

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Saaking3279d ago

yea, shadow bot. that didn't stop you bots from bashing Ps3 sales against multiplats and Halo. Cry more bots.

Jack Klugman3279d ago

1 = owned

I guess if you need to have such a lopsided comparison you are running low on things to bash Forza about.

artgamer3279d ago

Shadow Man you're pathetic, just accept that Turd 10 made a Flopza.

Multiplat vs. Exclusive bla bla bla....

These rules don't apply in 360 fanboyland.

After all if they did, 360 fanboys would acknowledge that the only reason 360's installbase is larger is due to the fact that it came out a year earlier with virtually no competition.

Nothing will outsell GT5 when it comes out, mark my words.

IcyJoker1873279d ago

Not so nice when it happens to your games huh? lmfao, Now all of a sudden multiplats vs exclusives aren't fair, you guys had no problem with doing that to PS3 exclusives, you guys are hilarious.

Chubear3279d ago (Edited 3279d ago )

They aren't stating total sales for Borderlands across all platforms. They're only stating it for the 360.

But isn't interesting how Borderlands isn't in the top 5 for ANY region on the PS3. I'm not too up on Boarderlands but wasn't it released for the PS3 at the same time as the 360?

There's a telling tale. Leading the way in all 3 regions are exclusives for the PS3 but not so for the 360. Looking like if not for multiplat games the 360base would literally have nothing to game on outside halo & gears... with sprinkles of fable and forza

OmarJA3279d ago


Here's something for the bots:

Jack Klugman3279d ago (Edited 3279d ago )

I think chubear just owned us all.. minus his ignorant comment about no games on the 360.


Still doesn't dismiss the longer sales recording for Borderlands vs Forza. And that this is just based off of Amazon sales and I think Forza 3 is going to have legs compared to Borderlands..

okay, that's all the excuses I got.

@below: you should of just quit while you were ahead now you just sound like a playtard ahole.

Chubear3279d ago

Well well now, isn't this a reversal of sorts cause the 360, going into year 5, has virtually nothing to talk about except mediocre gaming they'll force hype for attention.

U-asked-for-it3279d ago

I didn't hear that multi-platform vs Exclusives when Fifa10 outsold U2 despite the fact the Borderlands is only on 3 platforms while FIFA10 can be played on a gazillion of platforms .
so there ya you have it bots you actually owned yourselves

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XKRUCI83279d ago

Uhh... Makes sense since Borderlands has been out a week longer than Forza and on more platforms as well, not to mention Borderlands was also 39 dollars in Canada.

Lou-Cipher3279d ago (Edited 3279d ago )

These are Borderlands 360 sales versus Forza 3 sales, not PS3/PC/360 Borderlands sales versus Forza 3 sales.

Arnon3279d ago

You still have to factor in the fact that it's been out a good week before Forza Motorsport 3 was released.

Jack Klugman3279d ago

Erm.. Okay.

So you have 1 game that's been out longer by a week and it's also on PC, PS3 and 360.

What a weak attempt at taking a jab at Forza 3. I also think Forza will have legs compared to Borderlands.

ZOMBIEMAN13279d ago

what goes around comes around and now you guys are getting the comes around

Jack Klugman3279d ago

What? So you are saying that it's okay because you've made up some "tit for tat" thing up in your head?

That's some real uber fanboy mentality there pal, seek some help.

Jack Klugman3279d ago

I kinda owned myself here. They are not comparing other platforms with the numbers for Borderlands they are just for 360.

/puts the "kick me" sign on his back.

ZOMBIEMAN13279d ago

you know you calling me a fanboy doesn't insult me because your the fanboy here Jackie unlike you i enjoy playing video games were you enjoy trying to prove your system is better than the other guys because truth be told you got an inferiority complex you need to have what you have be the best and bashing the others also i didn't make anything up what goes around comes around an eye for an eye when PS3 games are outsold by multiplatform you bash the game just to make yourself feel good inside but when it's your turn you use the same excuses as the PS3 fanboys use but apparently your right and not them , that's the thing about fanboys like you Jackie boy your all just hypocrites when you bash another for it's short comings or it's outsold by a multiplatform but when it happens to you you become hypocrites and use excuses that's the reality of you fanboys your all just sad pathetic little kids and as i said what goes around comes around and now you guys are getting the part that comes around .

likedamaster3279d ago (Edited 3279d ago )


Funny stuff. *tracking*

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Saaking3279d ago

Flopza is definitely a flop. After all, Halo ODLC sold 2 million in ONE day and according to the bots anything that doesn't sell the same= fail. Spin that bots.

Shadow Man3279d ago

Are you ready to feel the POWER of HULKAMANIA?!

Jack Klugman3279d ago

So I guess that means every single PS3 game actually is a flop then.

Thanks for clearing that up playtard.

/spin complete

Stryfeno23279d ago (Edited 3279d ago )

Sucking aka Saaking, you got OWNED!!!

Saaking3279d ago

Yep, along with 99.99% of ALL 360 games. At least, according to you bots.

The Iron Sheik3279d ago

Bots are too stupid to know when they get called on their own hypocrisy. In every thread about Uncharted 2 there were at least 3 bots saying "itz a flopz! Halo DLC sold 2 mil 1 day". Now Forza flops and you try to downplay poor sales. So I guess sales only matter when it validates your argument.

When you bots try to argue at least try to be consistent.

PS F**K Hulk Hogan that Hollywood blonde jabroni

TheTeam063279d ago (Edited 3279d ago )

Dude, you just proved his point. He's talking about how some fanboys claimed Uncharted 2 didn't sell what Halo sold, making it a flop. Unfortunately for them, they failed to realize that pretty much every game ever made is a flop, including ODST, since, you know, it didn't sell what Halo 3 or GTA IV did.

ultimolu3279d ago (Edited 3279d ago )

Saaking is making you guys look like idiots. By all means, continue! This is entertaining. :)

*eats yogurt*

Jack, you're making me laugh.

Jack Klugman3279d ago (Edited 3279d ago )

Uncharted = PS3 Exclusive

ODST = 360 Exclusive

Seems like 2 heavy exclusives that can be compared. But it wasn't even close enough to have a fight about was it? I mean ODST ripped UC2 sales apart on day one.

Ultimolu: Saaking is doing nothing but looking like a doofis cry baby. Are you sure you want to be on that team? Show me some links where someone called UC2 a flop because another game ON THE PS3 PLATFORM out sold it. I think you are missing that little point in caps there.

Comparing 2 exclusives on different platforms seems like a different situation then what we are discussing here.

Saaking ignore my comment completely then I see because I don't see how I'm bending anything other than laying out the reality of the situation at hand. Funny thing is, the PS3 isn't even involved in this in any way yet you are here flapping about 360 fanboys and nutt rubbin the PS3 again. I think I will go cry.. for you lol

Saaking3279d ago (Edited 3279d ago )

You bots love to spin don't ya? Stop twisting your own rules. You owned yourself, now go cry in a corner. hahahahahahaha!

And funny how you compare Halo (FPS) vs. UC2 (TPS). Stop spinning else you'll get dizzier.

EDIT: Jack, just stop. You're just digging yourself into an even bigger hold.

TheTeam063279d ago

Uncharted 2: PS3 Exclusive
Halo ODST: 360 Exclusive

Neither of them outsold GTA IV. Apparently, everything is a flop.

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