Borderlands 3 sells over 5 million copies in first 5 days, setting new records with 2K

Borderlands 3 only launched 10 days ago (September 13th) but has already seen record sales, according to publisher 2K Games.

The loot-based shooter amassed over five million copies sold in its first 5 days, with 70% of those sales being digital. That sales figure is double that of it’s predecessor, Borderlands 2, making the new release the fastest-selling game in 2K’s history. Impressive stuff.

If the sales of Borderlands 3 weren’t impressive enough, 2K also announced that the Borderlands franchise has now reached the landmark of over $1bn in sales, and is only the second franchise to achieve those figures in the company’s history. Finally, Borderlands 3 has set a pre-ordered record in the short life of the Epic Game Store, and is 2K’s most pre-ordered game ever.

Here’s what Gearbox chief executive Randy Pitchford had to say about the news:

“The mission of Gearbox is to entertain the world and with the record-breaking success of Borderlands 3, we’re excited to take one more giant leap down that road. On behalf of the incredible development team and everyone who has had a hand in making this achievement possible, I extend our warmest thanks to our fans.”

2K President David Ismailer also released a statement today, praising their partnership with 2K and thanking the Borderlands community:

“Borderlands 3’s incredibly successful launch is a result of the hard work and longstanding partnership between Gearbox Software and 2K. We are immensely grateful to everyone who played a role in making the Borderlands 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 the Borderlands 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 is available now on PC and console.

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