With the success Gearbox saw with their first Pandora loot-fest in the original Borderlands, it’s no surprise that fans of the series are as eager as ever to get their hands on Borderlands 2. So eager, in fact, that Take-Two recently revealed that Borderlands 2 is their third most pre-ordered title ever.
“The outlook for our slate of upcoming releases is stronger than ever,” CEO Strauss Zelnick told investors during Take 2’s Q1 2013 earnings call. “Early consumer enthusiasm suggests robust demand for our extraordinary lineup of upcoming releases, particularly Borderlands 2, NBA 2K13 and BioShock Infinite. We continue to expect fiscal 2013 to be one of the best years in Take-Two’s history.”
Further discussing Borderlands 2, Zelnick added that “pre-orders are currently the third highest of any title in Take-Two’s history, behind only Grand Theft Auto 4 and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.”
Saying Borderlands 2 has the potential to out-do GTA 4 and San Andreas in pre-orders may be a bit of a long shot. However, Take-Two seems pretty happy with how things are rolling along so far and the game doesn’t launch until September, meaning lazy gamers still have quite a bit of time to get their pre-order in.
What about you? Have you pre-ordered your copy of Borderlands 2 yet? Do you even pre-order games, or do you wait for one of your friends to buy it so you don’t have to? Hit the comments section and let us know!