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Published on September 23rd, 2019 | by gareth


Borderlands 3 Sets Records For 2K

I am playing my way through it now and aside from a few glitches and some Matchmaking issues; it is an amazing game and I am really thrilled by it. Now we get news that the game has made some impressive inroads.

The latest installment in genre-defining, shooter-looter series sold-in more than 5
million units  within first five days of launch, making Borderlands 3 the
fastest-selling title in 2K history  and highest-selling title for the label on PC.

New York, NY – September 23, 2019  –Today, 2K announced thatBorderlands® 3
the latest entry to the renowned shooter-looter franchise, has unleashed further
mayhem by achieving multiple record-setting milestones for both the series and label
following its worldwide release on Friday, September 13. Within its first five days
of launch, 50 percent more consumers purchasedBorderlands 3versus sales of its
predecessor –Borderlands 2  – making the title the fastest-selling in 2K’s history,
as well as the highest-selling title for the label on PC in a five-day window. In
addition,Borderlands 3  has sold-in more than 5 million units in its first five
days, leading theBorderlands  franchise to generate more than $1 billion in Net
Bookings and becoming the second franchise in 2K history to achieve this milestone.

Borderlands 3  marks 2K’s highest percentage of digital sales for a cross-platform,
cross-distribution title, with more than 70 percent of consumers purchasing the game
digitally in its first five days of release. In addition,Borderlands 3  delivered
the highest pre-order sales figures to date for a 2K title, as well as broke
pre-order records with the Epic Games Store. Initial sales ofBorderlands 3 have
exceeded the label’s expectations and, in particular, PC sales of the title through
the Epic Games Store have been incredibly strong.

Borderlands 3claimed the top position on Twitch for Most-Watched Game on its launch
day and has maintained its position as a Top Five Most-Watched Game since launch. In
addition,Borderlands 3has already generated more than 14 million hours of content
viewed on Twitch – more than half the viewership thatBorderlands 2generated in its
seven-year lifetime.

“ Borderlands 3 ’s incredibly successful launch is a result of the hard work and
longstanding partnership between Gearbox Software and 2K,” said David Ismailer,
President of 2K. “We are immensely grateful to everyone who played a role in making
theBorderlands  series the global, pop culture phenomenon that it is today,
including hundreds of developers at Gearbox and many who have made this their life’s
work. We also want to thank theBorderlands  community. Mayhem does not happen by
itself, and their passion for the series is what drives us to make each game an
amazing experience.”

Borderlands 3  has earned resoundingly positive critical acclaim since its launch,

  • “The once and future king –9/10” –Forbes ;
  • “Its arsenal of fun is unmatched –9/10”– IGN ;
  • “An absolute masterpiece –9/10 ”–Shacknews ;
  • “A hallmark of excellence –9/10 ”  –Destructoid ;
  • “Destined to become a classic –9/10” –Meristation ;
  • “An absolute blast –4/5 ” – USGamer .

Developed by Gearbox Software,Borderlands 3 is rated “M for Mature” by the ESRB and
available worldwide for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One
family of devices, including the Xbox One X, as well as PC via the Epic Games Store.
In addition,Borderlands 3  is currently scheduled for release in November 2019 on
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About the Author

Syndicated movie & game critic, writer, author and frequent radio guest. His work has appeared in over 60 publications worldwide and he is the creator of the rising entertainment site and publication “Skewed and Reviewed”.He has three books of film, game reviews and interviews published and is a well-received and in demand speaker on the convention circuit. Gareth has appeared in movies and is a regular guest on a top-rated Seattle morning show.He has also appeared briefly in films such as “Prefountaine”, “Postal”. “Far Cry”. and others. Gareth is also an in-demand speaker at several conventions and has conducted popular panels for over two decades.

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