Borderlands 2 is now 2K's best-selling game of all time

8.5 million copies of Borderlands 2 shipped means that's a lot of randomly generated guns.

Borderlands 2 is 2K Games' best-selling game of all time, the publisher's parent company Take-Two Interactive has revealed.

The loot-filled open-world shooter, developed by Gearbox Software, has shipped more than 8.5 million copies since its launch in late 2012. The latest sales number comes as part of Take-Two's latest financial report.

Borderlands 2 is expected to reach PlayStation Vita later this year, although this version of the game has not been since since it was announced in summer 2012. So far Borderlands 2 has been released on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC, and was re-released in 2013 as a Game of the Year bundle, with a sizeable chunk of the game's downloadable content already added.

2K Games is also the publisher behind BioShock Infinite, XCOM: Enemy Unknown, and Civilization V.

The success of Borderlands helped contribute to Take-Two's quarterly profit of $210.7m, with the company's biggest financial gains coming from Grand Theft Auto V.

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Nawras
Nawras

I've only recently started playing Borderlands 2 and I admit I am addicted!

tightwad34
tightwad34

Absolutely not surprise here. I love Borderlands 2, and 1, and I have been meaning to play it again but there is too much in my backlog right now. Also, with a PS4 purchase coming sometime after I have had my first fill of Dark Souls 2 I doubt I will have the time for BL2 which sucks but then again there are plenty of other games I would like to get back to but just don't see it happening. Now if only there were at least 30 hours in a day.

Hurvl
Hurvl

It's 2K's biggest success and it's also one of the biggest DLC distributors I've ever seen, but most of that is just skins and the Goty edition has all of the "actual new SP content" packs included.

Aelfredus
Aelfredus

Gamespot: "Borderlands 2 is now 2K's best-selling game of all time with 8.5 million copies shipped, but we are not going to tell you which game was before Borderlands 2 because it's irrelevant to this news".


Geez.

ghost59
ghost59

now  just make a  borderlands  3

canuckbiker
canuckbiker

Borderlands 2 is the most fun I've had playing co-op yet.

nandosmc
nandosmc

"although this version of the game has not been since since it was announced in summer 2012."

Really?!

fester420
fester420

I also seem to remember there was supposed to be a bioshock on vita as well, still waiting for that one too.

GLOK1132
GLOK1132

I love this game.  I have 3 lvl 72 characters and all of them are monsters.  Krieg is by far the most fun, and an immortal pain train if you build him right.

rad8045
rad8045

Picked this game up yesterday, Looks good so far.

dalepickstock
dalepickstock

Bought this just last week

You're welcome 2K im sure my purchase pushed it over the edge

Tomcat2007
Tomcat2007

Borderlands 2 never gets boring because of the endless treasure hunt for better weapons plus the RPG elements so you can fine-tune your character(s) to your own play style.  Great style and sound effects too.  Also one of the few games I actually found replay value in since each character is so unique.  The people that don't like it probably either didn't give it enough time or don't like games without a story and this is not about plot development it's about grinding treasure hunting, and character building kind of like Diablo.    

Martyr77
Martyr77

Too bad they took money/resources from Aliens Colonial Marines to make this game. We all see how well that turned out.......

Dannystaples14
Dannystaples14

Not surprised it is an epic game. Too easy but still fun.

Lhomity
Lhomity

So when is the Vita port coming? They've been so quiet about it lately.

Acillatem1993
Acillatem1993

I bought the game a while ago, as my friend kept stressing me out how awesome and fun it is. Well it wasnt.

noandno
noandno

Gearbox should keep sticking to this game

Godlikan
Godlikan

Good games indeed, imagine a wonder if they worked even more on story elements in next one, if there ever will be one.

MondasM
MondasM

i absolutely loved both borderlands games along with their dlcs, both games are hilarious... :)

19James89
19James89

I bought the first Borderlands game and just could never get into the game.

canuckbiker
canuckbiker

I know. You'd think a journalist could proof read his own short article before posting it.

canuckbiker
canuckbiker

Yeah I don't think it's going to happen. Kevin Levine said it's up to Sony and 2K to work out a deal and nothing's happened since.

Tomcat2007
Tomcat2007

@GLOK1132  that's the nice thing about BL2, it actually has some replay-ability using different characters unlike most games that try to offer replay value.  I now regret selling my xbox, didn't expect a new character to come out and never got to try Krieg.  I liked Maya the most.  Gaige and Axton felt too boring so never went far with them.

Morphine_OD
Morphine_OD

@Marsh87  now imagine that Rockstar is not 2K Games and you're onto something.

rad8045
rad8045

@Marsh87 GTA is Rockstars baby, Take two are only the distributers not publisher

pspearman
pspearman

@Marsh87  I was confused at first as well but after reading further, all the article is saying is that Borderlands 2 is the best selling 2K games release, not the best selling Take Two game. GTAV was published by Take Two and is thus Takes Twos best selling game overall but Borderlands 2 is the best selling game of their 2K games sub division

canuckbiker
canuckbiker

To be fair colonial marines was left in limbo so long I don't think any amount of effort could have saved it without scrapping it and starting from scratch.

kalpesh_78
kalpesh_78

@Martyr77 and they hit it spot on with BL2. No regrets on from where they took the money.

Tomcat2007
Tomcat2007

@Dannystaples14  it really depends on the character you play.  It can be hard if you choose a more challenging character and a more challenging skill path.  You can kind of create you own difficulty level.  

zeca04
zeca04

@Dannystaples14 Too easy? But theres a festival of cheap deaths if you dont have good equips

GLOK1132
GLOK1132

@kalpesh_78 @dalepickstockThe best thing about the DLCs are the added unique equipment.  The game is a lot easier with a Sandhawk and a Magic Missile.

Dannystaples14
Dannystaples14

@zeca04 Yeah true. I am playing it solo with a 4 player mod at the moment though and honestly it is harder when you get an elite tanked up enemy in front of you but when I then bump the difficulty back down my god it is easy. Like suddenly not even a challenge any more.

The bosses are hard but normally you spawn nearby and they give you ammo when you spawn and their health doesn't go back up, so you end up just slowly wittling their health to nothing and then get showered in your own personal 4 player boss booty.

xsonicchaos
xsonicchaos

@Godlikan @19James89

Yeah, he was obviously having issues with the unpolished nature of the game. What if he didn't enjoyed the story? But you're right, it's his fault for not being more descriptive about what turned him off in the game.

Tomcat2007
Tomcat2007

@GLOK1132 @Acillatem1993  I think the side quest stories were pretty good, they weren't always the typical "fetch item xyz" you find in most games.  

Acillatem1993
Acillatem1993

@GLOK1132 @Acillatem1993Really? To be honest I didnt really think that BL2 had some kind of amazing story as I never got far. But futuristic shooter games never were my thing so I dont think I would enjoy the story either.