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. "