Borderlands 2 is now the best-selling game in 2K's history

2012 shoot-and-loot action game a top performer for 2K, president Christoph Hartmann reveals today.

Last year, 2K Games parent company Take-Two Interactive announced that Borderlands 2 had shipped 7.5 million copies and was on pace to become 2K's best-selling game ever. Now, that milestone has finally been reached.

The 2012 shoot-and-loot action game is now the highest-selling game in the history of 2K Games, the company announced today, though it's not clear what title Gearbox Software's game took down to claim the throne. 2K Games president Christoph Hartmann announced the news today in a news release for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel. He described the Borderlands series as one of 2K's "premiere" franchises.

2K Games did not reveal a specific sales figure for Borderlands 2. However, Gearbox Software president Randy Pitchford said recently that sales of the game are greater than the number of Xbox Ones (3 million) and PlayStation 4s (6 million) sold to date, which would put the game's sales at around 9 million or more.

Other breadwinner 2K Games properties include BioShock, Mafia, NBA 2K, and Civilization. The Grand Theft Auto series, meanwhile, is published by Rockstar Games, not 2K Games. Grand Theft Auto V alone has shipped 32.5 million copies to date.

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18 comments
stevedshepard
stevedshepard

Borderlands 2 for Playstation Vita, complete with 6 DLC add ons?!? This game is set to single handedly reinvent and overhaul hand-held gaming. From what I hear this game will have an epic online platform and of course the millions upon millions of gun variations for endless destructive fun. May 13th can’t come soon enough! I pre-ordered it because I imagine it will sell out quick. This was the lowest price I could find online: http://www.freshlineup.com/forhim/borderlands-2-for-ps-vita

thenephariouson
thenephariouson

I absoloutely loved Borderlands, pumped soooo many hours into this with mates, the Tiny Tina DLC was a masterpiece, loved the Characterisations, the weapon systems and the twisted but very funny humour.


Would love to see a Next Gen Borderlands 3 : )


Lets make face gravy!!

shangtsung7
shangtsung7

not surprising considering how well the original did,  i personally found it nowhere close to as good as BL1 but it was still a very enjoyable experience,  especially with the dlc,  Gauge the Mechromancer is the coolest character ever!!

Daian
Daian

The fact that his sold more than BioShock saddens me.

gamingfriendly
gamingfriendly

Milking is not done yet byotches watch and learn! seriously give Borderlands 3 some depth besides leveling up and hoarding weapons and other stuff when it eventually comes out after BL2 is milked dry.

jsmoke03
jsmoke03

oh and btw, despite being better at everything, the first borderlands was better because borderlands 2 had the crappiest guns. did they just port the assets from hells highway and re skinned it? most guns felt like the m1 garand

nparks
nparks

2K and Take-Two are too similar as names.  Somebody fix that.

Jay2528
Jay2528

So are we going to see a complete/definitive version released on the PS4 and Xbox One with every DLC ever released?

jsmoke03
jsmoke03

thats what confuses me about take 2. 2k and rockstar are both under take 2 but they are both different publisher? whats the deal?

Arsyad00
Arsyad00

the game get bored after 1000hours of gameplay

Faye_Tallity
Faye_Tallity

Elder Scrolls USED to be my fav game, but it's too glitched all the time. Even the DLC. 2k has managed to knock that game off that pedestal. Borderlands is now my #1 fav game. It's about time a gaming company shows the others, that if you update it with content, that can make that game really popular, your character/game better, without having to spend time & money on it! They give out golden keys on their FB page, for better loot & people are frenzied for these keys! lol One guy said "IT'S LIKE CRACK, I NEED MORE GOLDEN KEEEEEYS!" LOL It's freakintrue. Very addicting to get those keys!     

Boddicker
Boddicker

Well...........you know what this means? 


MILKAGE!!!!!!!!!

neowarrior121
neowarrior121

im sorry  Eddie Makuch but im sure someone already beat you to this article like 2 days ago if i remember correctly. but getting on to BL2 its a great game i loved it, it made me laugh alot and i had real fun and real replayability and can't wait for the prequel.  i would also like to mention that this game was really well supported, even now they still give out gold keys, do special events and update the game a lot. much more then many other companies that move on after release. 

jenovaschilld
jenovaschilld

@Daian  BL 2 deserves all its sales by far, it is a very fine game with 14 yr old humor but dressed in a serious and challenging RPG, playing with others makes it even betten. After work I had a nurse, doctor, and college administrator in my gaming room cursing and squealing like kids for weeks as we all played the hell out of BL2 coop pve mission. BUT..

Me and my friends all think that Bioshock series is about the best that came out all last 7th gen easily. AS for its sales, it is a crying shame it did not do better, I mean it did well, but it should have made COD bucks.  

I think the setting turned some young gamers off or its mature themes did not click with many gamers esp female. When I played the first bioshock with its themes of civil rife, and howard hughes, and Ann rines Atlus shrug elitism it was like a francis scott key novel. But of course with guns a blowing shit up. 


And all of the games had some of the best endings of any games i can remember.    

Jay2528
Jay2528

@jsmoke03 Well Take Two is the parent company, and 2K and Rockstar are two developers/publishers they own. It is not uncommon to see parent companies who do this. 

I admit it kind of seems weird for them (Take Two) to have two separate companies instead of just merging them and having one major publishing label. Then again different people work at 2K and Rockstar, so maybe it makes sense to keep them separate.