Borderlands Grinds Past Sales Milestone

IGN writes: "Gearbox Software's Borderlands -- half first-person shooter and half loot-based role-playing game -- won't appeal to mom and dad any time soon, and that's the point. From the onset, the title was designed specifically for traditionalist players -- the so-called hardcore -- in a move that had some pundits promising lackluster sales, especially given the license was unestablished. But the NPD Group, which tracks videogame software sales, released its holiday figures last week and the results are indisputable: Borderlands is a hit.

The title, which shipped for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 last October, surpassed a publishing milestone in December, toppling one million units sold cumulatively -- or, broken down by hardware, about 800,000 copies for Microsoft's system and another 245,000 for Sony's. The title also charted in the Top 10 best-selling PC games during its debut month. Additionally, sources tell IGN that Borderlands has been downloaded more than 100,000 times digitally since its release. A fantastic performance for a relatively unknown license made for a single demographic. "

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ape0073220d ago

amazing game, go and buy it know, pure awesome and addictive like crack

Pillage053220d ago

just purchased it about 2 and a half days ago...and I'm fairly sure me and meh buddy have logged closed to 2 days on the game already :D...i need sleep.

Rockox3220d ago

Congrats to Gearbox. Super fun game!

randomwiz3219d ago

Its a cool game

I'm glad they changed the art style. At first, i didn't think about getting it because it looked like every other game, but the new art style made me take a look at it.

Elven63219d ago

Yea I think the artstyle really helped change things, had it looked like it originally did perhaps it would have been turned off from it.

Plus some of the humor is just made better with it! (like 9 Fingers :P)

The digital numbers are interesting, I guess the digital market isn't as big as originally thought since Borderlands was selling pretty well on Steam, D2D, etc.

NecrumSlavery3219d ago

I love borderlands. I didn't know how I would feel about it, but it's definitely a GOTY game. I am addicted to it like crack. It's funny a hell, and both the story and art style is awesome. Co-op is asskicking tough and super fun. So congrats Gearbox on a phenomenal game and teaching Fallout 3 how to put out quality DLC in a timely manner.

Keep it up Borderlands!

bruddahmanmatt3219d ago

Story is crap but if looting is your thing, don't miss out on this one. One of the very few games I got on PC instead of PS3 and I'm very glad I did as I've had all kinds of fun experimenting with wacky custom weapons.

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KaL_D3220d ago

So many other titles gathering dust on my shelf.. makes me wonder why I even bought them hehe. Now, excuse me while I go set a mutant midget shotgunner on fire.

ian723220d ago

Good game. I didn't get it straight away as I didn't know if I'd like it or not. After a month or so of it been out I saw it for nearly half the price (new) and decided to get it. Glad I did, It is a lot better than I thought.

jalen2473220d ago

Congrats to Gearbox. Borderlands is a great game.

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