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Borderlands 2 Sold 1.4 Million Copies In September, Even More Digitally

Posted on October 13, 2012 AT 12:30pm

Even though it wasn’t the best-selling game during September, Borderlands 2 has more than over-performed at retail, moving over 1.4 million copies since launch. And that’s not even counting digital sales.

GamesIndustry received the report from analyst Ben Schachter at Macquarie Capital, citing the game’s mass success:

Schachter’s forecast had been estimating 3 million unit sales worldwide of Borderlands 2 in the September quarter (including PC sales). It would appear that the game is well on its way. The title is also slated to ship in Japan in a couple weeks, so it may receive another slight boost from that release.

What’s most impressive about that number is even though NPD figures tally the entire month, Borderlands 2 was in stories for less than two weeks before the September cutoff.

Moreover, that 1.4 million isn’t factoring in sales acquired via Steam or other digital distributors, which means that the number could’ve easily reached the 2 million range in that time span.

By contrast, the original Borderlands sold about 4.7 million physical copies across Xbox 360, PC, and PlayStation 3. If sales continue to push into the holidays at a steady rate, Borderlands 2 will easily surpass that mark.

Source: GamesIndustry

McKinley Noble, Contributing Editor
McKinley Noble has been writing about video games for seven years as a blogger and journalist, with each job adding to his painstakingly alphabetized collection of retro gaming memorabilia. When not cracking jokes about the gaming industry, he's a talking encyclopedia when it comes to mixed martial arts and anything MMA related. Follow him on Twitter: @KenTheGreat1. Meet the rest of the crew.

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