Borderlands 3 the fastest selling game in 2K's history

Rakking up the sales. 

Borderlands 3 has managed to sell over five million copies in its first five days - doubling the amount Borderlands 2 sold in its first week of release and making it the fastest-selling game 2K has ever made.

The Borderlands franchise has now generated over $1bn in sales, becoming only the second 2K franchise to do so.

These aren't the only records the game has broken however. With 70 per cent of players buying Borderlands 3 digitally in the first five days, it's also enjoyed 2K's highest percentage of digital sales for a cross-platform title.

It's even become 2K's highest-selling title on PC in a five-day window, which is of note given the PC version of Borderlands 3 is an Epic Games store timed exclusive.

"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," said David Ismailer, president of 2K.

"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."

If you're not responsible for one of the five million purchases and have yet to make up your mind on the new looter shooter, you can have a read of our review here, in which Vikki Blake says of the game: "Borderlands may be polarising, but it's back nonetheless: bigger, better, and more unapologetic than ever."

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