Borderlands 2 Has Sold "Well Over" 12 Million Copies

Gearbox CEO, Randy Pitchford, said that Borderlands 2 has been selling quite well.

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In a podcast with Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb, Gearbox Software CEO Randy Pitchford said that Borderlands 2 has sold "well over 12 million units." He added that he learned about this through an earnings call with 2K, but since the company is publicly traded, they can't always be specific about numbers.

As of last year, the 2012 first-person shooter role-playing game had sold around 9 million copies and had become 2K's bestselling game ever.

Pitchford also discussed the path that Borderlands 2 took to current-gen consoles in the Borderlands: The Handsome Collection.

We announced [The Handsome Collection] after the Xbox One launched. And a lot of people that had upgraded, they really wanted the Pre-Sequel on that platform… So, we got a lot of people telling us 'Please bring this to next-gen!', and our publishing partner, 2K games thought it was probably worth doing. We were too busy, we didn't have the resources to do the upgrade… But we looked around for partners and found some folks up in Chicago known as Iron Galaxy and some folks down in Austin known Armature, who are experts are this kind of stuff. And they were able to jump in and port it… They found that because Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel was on the same engine as Borderlands 2, we were able to get it as basically a free bonus.

Pitchford suggested that the first Borderlands game might also get the remake treatment, but that'd probably depend on how well the Handsome Collection does. GameSpot reviewed Borderlands: The Handsome Collection and awarded it an eight out of ten, noting that the port is "the best Borderlands has looked on a console."

The Handsome Collection is now available on both the Xbox One and the PS4 for $59.99 and includes Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, and all of the associated DLC.

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