Borderlands 3 Marks Fastest-Selling 2K Game Ever, Reaches 5 Million In 5 Days

Ain't no rest for these sales figures.

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Borderlands 3 had the biggest launch in the publisher's history. 2K Games announced that within its first five days of launch it sold 50% more than Borderlands 2, making it the fastest selling 2K game. It also set a record as the highest-selling 2K game on PC within a five-day window, despite being an Epic Games Store exclusive. Plus the new sales pushed the franchise as a whole over $1 billion. It's only the second franchise for 2K to ever achieve that billion mark.

But that's not all. 2K also said Borderlands 3--which has sold-in 5 million copies--got the highest percentage of digital sales at more than 70%, the highest pre-order sales to date for any 2K game, and broke Epic Games Store pre-order records. It was also a popular spectator game, claiming the top position on Twitch for the most-watched game on launch day.

Gearbox recently detailed the first free content coming to Borderlands 3, the Halloween-themed Bloody Harvest. At the same time, game director Paul Sage said the company has no plans to add more playable characters, in part because the studio used active skills and mods to differentiate the classes more than in prior games.

Borderlands 3 is the latest in the long-running series with a nearly endless supply of guns. You can check out some of the best Borderlands 3 guns we've found, or claim some Shift Codes to unlock great gear for yourself.

In GameSpot's Borderlands 3 review, Jordan Ramee wrote, "If you've never been a fan of the franchise, it's unlikely Borderlands 3 does enough things differently to change your mind, as the game best excels at continuing what the series has always done: deliver a humorous tall tale of misfits looting and shooting their way to heroism."

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