Borderlands is finally getting another proper sequel later this year, after fans spent years clamouring for one. The rest of the series hasn’t exactly been dormant in the meantime, though – just a couple of weeks removed from the Borderlands 3 gameplay reveal, publisher Take-Two has revealed the latest sales figures for the series as a whole.
Borderlands has sold-in over 43 million units worldwide across all its iterations and their respective platforms. The specific term ‘sold-in’ means this number includes units that have gone to retail, but which may not have actually sold through to players, but it’s still heck of feat for a series that’s had only a handful of releases over the past decade.
Of those 43 million sales, 20 million come from Borderlands 2 alone, Take-Two clarified during its earnings call (via Daniel Ahmad on Twitter). The publisher also reiterated Borderlands 2’s impressive player counts – still over 1 million players a month, and the game recently got a big boost in Steam players thanks to the new updates and hype around Borderlands 3.
The publisher also says that it wants to “grow sales with each title” in the Borderlands series. As DomsPlaying on Twitter notes, that implies Take-Two is hoping for more than 20 million lifetime sales for Borderlands 3 – after all, that’s the only way it could surpass the previous game.
If you’re itching for more on Borderlands 3, check out our gameplay footage above.
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The Borderlands 3 release date is set for September 13, 2019. As always, you can follow that link for much more on everything we know about the game so far.
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