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Borderlands 2 ships 6 million in 2012

Borderlands 2 shipped more than 6 million units in 2012, Take-Two reported today. Add in the less-specific-but-still-heartening "commercial success" of XCOM: Enemy Unknown and continuing strength of NBA 2K13, and it looks like the publisher had a pretty good third quarter.

The Gearbox-developed shooter-RPG hybrid is considered one of Take-Two's most important long-term properties. The game released in September as part of the publisher's second quarter, but its continued sales as well as those of its continued DLC made it one of its strongest performers.

XCOM was also one of Take-Two's three strongest contributors this quarter, and Take-Two said the game enjoyed "particularly successful digital sales." Also, remember that other XCOM game, the shooter? 2K Marin is still working on it, despite being revealed years in advance of its strategic cousin, and it's planned for release in fiscal year 2014.

Overall, the publisher's third quarter net revenue was up by more than three quarters year-over-year to $415 million, though its net losses grew fourfold to $71 million.

9 comments

  • bobby-hayden - February 9, 2013 9:52 a.m.

    Good to see Borderlands 2 doing well. Love the game, love the company, and can't wait for more to come.
  • sandplasma - February 5, 2013 11:32 p.m.

    I dont really care for the coop of this game as it usually feels like you're just playing a more ruhed single player game. I tried it on single player but the story sucks, I just cant get into it and feel like I've wasted my money.
  • shawksta - February 5, 2013 5:50 p.m.

    Great to hear, i exaggerated how much i loved the game already
  • Tjwoods18 - February 5, 2013 5:46 p.m.

    Tiny Tina is the best character ever.
  • shawksta - February 5, 2013 5:54 p.m.

    Speaking of Tiny Tina, crytazonic, part of the development team, fired their Contractor whose backlashing Tiny Tina for being, and i quote, "Actively Racist"
  • Tjwoods18 - February 6, 2013 7:57 a.m.

    That's stupid, Tina is anything but racist. She is, at the very least, a victim to poor psychological development.
  • shawksta - February 6, 2013 10:40 a.m.

    Exactly, hence why they fired him, they dont need bullshit controvery in a world where people do nothing but find controversies.
  • ev1lm0nkey87 - February 5, 2013 4:17 p.m.

    Great to hear that Borderlands 2 done so well. One of the best games that I played all year. Can't wait for the third if they're going to do one.
  • LordzOfChaos - February 6, 2013 12:10 a.m.

    Of course they're going to do another one "There's no rest for the wicked." (besides it made millions so why not?)

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