Yesterday, 2K Games finally revealed how many Borderlands 3 copies were sold during the game’s launch week. To no one’s surprise, Borderlands 3 became the fastest-selling 2K game in the company’s history. The numbers say that Borderlands 3 shipped over 5 million copies during its first five days in the market. Out of these 5 million, approximately 70 percent are digital copies.

David Ismailer, the president of 2K Games, was very thankful for the loyal fans of the series. In his words:

“We are immensely grateful to everyone who played a role in making the Borderlands series 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.”

We were expecting Borderlands 3 to be a huge hit, but we must admit that the real sales numbers are very surprising. Borderlands 3 is an Epic Games Store timed exclusive and it did receive a lot of hatred from the gamers before its arrival. However, now it seems like Borderlands 3 is so good that even Epic Games Store haters couldn’t resist waiting until the game reaches Steam. And that’s a good sign for the longevity of the game.

If you still haven’t started playing Borderlands 3 and wish to learn more about the title, you can read our other blog posts about it here. We also have a very good price for the title, so be sure to check out our store if you’re interested in joining the army of 5 million happy Vault Hunters.