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Gearbox: Borderlands seeing retail shortages in US

Thursday, 22 October 2009 11:08 GMT By Johnny Cullen

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Sent to die, Mr. Pachter? Gearbox laughs at you!

VP of Marketing at the developer, Steve Gibson has said to IGN that Borderlands has been selling out in some regions of the US when it went on sale in the US on Tuesday.

“Yes, Borderlands copies of the Xbox 360 SKU have run out in a few regions, especially the east coast,” said Gibson.

“There will be more copies of Borderlands available on shelves as early as Thursday or Friday at many retailers. The PlayStation 3 SKU issues on the west coast are mostly regional and can be addressed by reallocation. We are confident that will happen quickly.”

The game is out tomorrow in the UK for PS3 and 360.

Thanks, Blerk.

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45 Comments

  1. mescalineeyes

    Borderlands deserves to rewarded, if not for being awesome, then for not pussying out of this release window. way to go Randy & crew.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. mart

    Wonder why Mr. Gibson felt the need to say “There will be more copies of Borderlands available on shelves as early as Thursday or Friday at many retailers.” twice… ;)

    #2 6 years ago
  3. DJ Deathstar

    Good to see a new IP doing well!
    Can’t wait to get my hands on a copy come Friday!

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Johnny Cullen

    Guuuuuh!

    That is a sign that I need to eat. Fixed, anyways.

    #4 6 years ago
  5. Blerk

    Sleeper hit, I think. I get the impression this is going to be far more popular than anyone thought, never mind grumpy-face Pachter. :-)

    And a good thing, too – nice to see a new IP that does things ‘a bit differently’ catching a break. I think I’m going to pick a copy up myself, as a matter o’ fact.

    #5 6 years ago
  6. Phoenixblight

    I was working (at a retail store) by the time I hit first break (midnight) there was already 15 people buying this game.

    I haven’t actually looked into this game. I put it on my gamefly list though.

    #6 6 years ago
  7. Luthion DeCosta

    Told you it would be popular.

    #7 6 years ago
  8. Enkeixpress

    Hope it isn’t as bad in the UK on 23rd..

    I very much doubt that I won’t get a copy though as I will be one of the first people to buy the game off the shelf. :D

    #8 6 years ago
  9. endgame

    hehe, i knew it. already preordered the pc version 2 weeks ago. but being from EU, and being the pc version it will take some time for me to get my hands on it. :)

    #9 6 years ago
  10. Detale

    Very tempted by this, glad to hear it’s doing so well.

    #10 6 years ago
  11. evilashchris

    I know a lot of people who are going to be picking this up, bodes well for lots of co-op!

    Blerk really needs a Gold Membership, maybe you should do some competitions for those? :D

    #11 6 years ago
  12. blackdreamhunk

    I got it on steam, that way I can play the game any where when I go traveling.

    I kind of like the achievements on steam too.

    #12 6 years ago
  13. Blerk

    I really need some broadband that doesn’t suck before I need a gold membership, evilashchris. :-D

    #13 6 years ago
  14. The_Deleted

    Pachter’s a tosser. Getting paid good money for guessing.

    #14 6 years ago
  15. pracer

    Very good game. In a world of over rated, over hyped, mega million dollar marketed games. Its nice to see something come along that is actualy captivating and fun, and best part is no one saw it coming.

    This one is worth the buy.

    #15 6 years ago
  16. Gamoc

    I’ve been waiting for this for a while and I’m picking it up tomorrow morning (both because I’ll be in town early tomorrow anyway and because I don’t want to risk missing out by getting it later). It certainly looks good.

    #16 6 years ago
  17. blackdreamhunk

    not only that it’s going to be huge for pc gaming.

    #17 6 years ago
  18. pracer

    Thats true BHD, the PC has been carried by strong Console sales for awhile now. Plus gotta remind yourself that if not for sites like this one(mostly a console site) PC versions of many many games, like Borderlands for example wouldn’t be getting all of this publicity to help drive PC sales.

    #18 6 years ago
  19. blackdreamhunk

    console gaming is joke! you can enjoy your last generation of consoles.

    pc gaming alot more money console gaming can even handle, In fact even in a ression pc gaming is hotter than console gaming.

    Online gaming companies are reposting tons of cash in a ression. Unlike console game devs going bankuprt!

    half of acvistion income comes from blizzard alone.

    by the way the boycott is now at 135 0000 pc gamers

    #19 6 years ago
  20. Freek

    How many times does an analyst have to be wrong before stop listening to them and what makes them different from say the average forum poster or GAF member?

    #20 6 years ago
  21. Blerk

    A paycheck.

    #21 6 years ago
  22. Johnny Cullen

    “console gaming is joke!”

    Yeah, you’ve said that before. Now, fuck up.

    #22 6 years ago
  23. Detale

    What he said.

    #23 6 years ago
  24. blackdreamhunk

    the only place where sony and microsft likes nice big brght RED numbers and game devs like to bankuprt. Oh lets not forget the huge amounts of failures rates just to play so games on.

    #24 6 years ago
  25. Psychotext

    Obsessed much?

    #25 6 years ago
  26. blackdreamhunk

    no just really smart, I let the girls do the Obsessing.

    #26 6 years ago
  27. SticKboy

    Super smart! Super sex-ay!

    #27 6 years ago
  28. blackdreamhunk

    I’m not the who took the frist cheap shot! take very good look.

    last time i checked the gaming Industry hates pc gamers!!!

    #28 6 years ago
  29. Syrok

    Last time I checked the “gaming industry” brought plenty of games to the PC and some of them where even better looking compared to the console counterparts. ;)

    #29 6 years ago
  30. Psychotext

    I’ve never seen someone with such poor reasoning, grammar and spelling describe themselves as smart before. Impressive.

    #30 6 years ago
  31. blackdreamhunk

    Yea well I can care less what you think, I ,mean your not god.

    #31 6 years ago
  32. Gekidami

    Psycho’s better then god, god’s never been quoted in The Daily Star. :D

    #32 6 years ago
  33. Psychotext

    “Yea well I can care less what you think, I ,mean your not god.”

    What did that poor comma near the end do to offend you?

    #33 6 years ago
  34. blackdreamhunk

    funny last time I checked god can handle truth.too bad it can’t be said for alot of people. lol

    I hear truth is what wall street couldn’t handle too as well, on top of the greed. another caose of the ression lol

    #34 6 years ago
  35. Psychotext

    By the way, you never did respond regarding your feelings on Nvidia stating that > 50% of their revenue going forward is going to be from handheld consoles and mobile devices.

    Where are you going to be purchasing your graphics cards from when you inevitably decide to boycott them for supporting consoles?

    #35 6 years ago
  36. blackdreamhunk

    there is always a company and willing to take your place at the top of the food chain. Not at the buttom.;)

    Oh by they way I am going to loving this game soooooooooo much!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCkWKBmUCTQ

    all we pc gamers need is just one conapny to go bankuprt, AMD look like the perfect conampany. I mean them consoles are not making AMD richer any time soon.

    when the pc Industry is in a disrray we pc gamers will still have games, can’t be said for console with AMd having what is 80% of hardware in them.

    #36 6 years ago
  37. SticKboy

    Yeesh, it’s like the anthropomorphisation of Loose Change.

    #37 6 years ago
  38. Psychotext

    I’m sorry… did you just suggest that just having only one graphics card / CPU manufacturer with a defacto monopoly would be good for PC gamers?

    #38 6 years ago
  39. blackdreamhunk

    yea but it would be a great plsure not having deal with pc gaming dying all the time. Even better yet dumb game dev speak so meny lies.Oh and we would have big companies giving consomers more rspect. they would finaly know there place in the food chain.

    #39 6 years ago
  40. Psychotext

    You mean right at the top of the food chain as the only company people can buy from… meaning little innovation, no competition on pricing and the execs / shareholders laughing all the way to to bank?

    Sounds great.

    #40 6 years ago
  41. pracer

    Geez BDH you didn’t even try to answer my challenge. I understand, you have no answer.

    #41 6 years ago
  42. blackdreamhunk

    wow Do I have to answer the question more than once. It’s like this people don’t need consoles as much as they need computers in this day an age.Oh wait you can’t read inbetween the lines. man it goes to show how enlighten people really are, what a joke.

    no one company will ever have a monopoly for long.

    #42 6 years ago
  43. MushroomStamp

    You’re an idiot. The more you talk the more it reinforces the need for an education. However, from the sound of you, you’re still in jr. high. So, it’s to be expected.

    #43 6 years ago
  44. Phoenixblight

    Yeah I have to go watch History channel or Discovery channel whenever I read his posts.

    #44 6 years ago
  45. Filofax

    I prefer National geographic whenever bdh posts, didn’t realise Homo erectus used the net.

    #45 6 years ago

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  • Star Citizen earned another $1 million within two weeks – total hits $76 million

    Star Citizen continues its funding streak with backers pumping another $1 million into the game’s development in the last two weeks. The total earned for the space sim has now reached $76 million ($76,015,532 to be exact) with 851,395 backers contributing to the staggering figure. Star Citizen’s latest update was version 1.1 which included two […]

  • Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline top Media Create charts

    Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline were the big ticket debuts during the March 16-2 period in Japan, with each game claiming the top three slots on the Media Create charts, respectively. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD moved 92,094 on PlayStation 4, while Resident Evil Revelations 2 moved 73,373 units on […]

  • You can now learn English or Spanish on Xbox One with the Rosetta App

    Want to learn English or Spanish? Rosetta Stone has an App for that on Xbox One. According to the language teaching firm, Rosetta Stone’s Discover Languages, the new application teaches English and Spanish by way of immersive simulation. Users will virtually travel to learn vocabulary and grammar “necessary for real-world interactions.” Here’s how it works: […]

  • PayDay 2 and PayDay: The Heist have sold over 9 million units combined

    The PayDay franchise is a lucrative IP for Starbreeze and Overkill, as both games combined have sold over 9 million copies as of November 2014. The company has also sold over 8 million paid DLC packages since PayDay 2 was released in 2013 (via NeoGAF). In its Q2 half year report issued in February, net […]

  • Nintendo wants to “surprise” customers with NX, not expand upon existing hardware

    Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has firm wants to “surprise” players with its new NX system. Speaking in an interview with Nikkei, translated by Kotaku, Iwata wouldn’t go into details on the new system, but stated expanding on a current gaming system would be “dull.” “In the past few years, the idea of what [encompasses] a […]

  • Kojima Station show suspended

    In another episode in the the ongoing kerfuffle between Hideo Kojima and Konami, the publisher has suspended the Kojima Station web show. Recent tweets from the newly created Japanese Metal Gear Solid account confirm that Kojima Station will not be broadcast tomorrow, but would not provide a date for the next episode. The Tweets were […]

  • Watch Battle Royale for free this weekend on Xbox Live

    Square Enix is celebrating the launch of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD by offering Xbox Live members in the UK a free rental of Battle Royale. Starting Saturday, March 28 and through Sunday, March 29, Xbox Live members in the UK will be able to rent Battle Royale through the Xbox Video Store, for free. The […]

  • Bloodborne journal, part 1: managing anxiety on the path to the Cleric Beast

    Bloodborne is both like and unlike the Souls games. Brenna descends into Yharnam with reluctance and trepidation. Need help succeeding in Bloodborne? You need our Bloodborne walkthrough and boss guide. Bloodborne isn’t Demon’s Souls or Dark Souls. Let’s get that out of the way right off. I enjoyed both Dark Souls games, but it was […]

  • PS Store Easter sale discounts MGS: Ground Zeroes, Far Cry 4, more

    The Easter Sale is live on the EU PS Store, with Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes for less than £10, FIFA 15 Deluxe Edition for £30 and other savings. Some of the PlayStation 3, PS4 and Vita discounts are valid through April 8, other through April 15. PlayStation Plus members can also take an […]

  • Bloodborne video: how to unlock the first shortcut in Old Yharnam

    Here’s a video for Bloodborne players showing a quick way to unlock the first shortcut in Old Yharnam. It also provides a look at things you may have missed in Central Yharnam and The Sewers, courtesy of VaatiVidya. Don’t forget, we have guides posted for the game with more updates coming soon. Bloodborne released in […]

  • Bloodborne issue prevents summons at Vicar Amelia fight

    A Bloodborne bug has prevented players calling on help to take on one of the nasty early bosses. Bloodborne bosses are significantly easier to take down in co-op. Unfortunately, at least one of them is proving difficult to find help for – and not just because not many players have obtained the Small Resonant Bell […]

  • Mass Effect 3 on sale on EU PSN, but not free

    Mass Effect 3 is discounted on the European PSN, but it’s not free. Update 2: The option to add to cart now lets you choose between the free trial or full version. The full version is on sale for £6.49 or £5.84 for PlayStation Plus members. The free trial is of course is still available, […]

  • Elite: Dangerous Race to Elite winners announced, one player makes £10,000

    The winners of Elite: Dangerous’ Race To Elite competition have been announced, with one player receiving the grand prize of £10,000. Back when Elite: Dangerous launched, developer Frontier announced a competition that would award players to first reach Elite rank in trading, exploration, or combat, a prize of £1,000 each. The grand prize – £10,000 […]

  • GTA 5 Online Heists guide: How to make the most money with Special Bonuses and Elite Challenges

    You’re not hitting heists for the good of your health. Here’s how to max cash rewards. Money. GTA Online players love it. Greenbacks are the core of the entire experience, allowing you to buy the best weapons, vehicles and stupid haircuts. Heists, as promised, gives more opportunities than ever to earn serious cash, but once […]

  • PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.50 coming tomorrow

    PlayStation 4 firmware 2.50, codenamed Yukimura, is due for release tomorrow, March 26. Firmware update 2.50 for PlayStation 4 will be launching tomorrow, March 26, Sony has announced. Codenamed Yukimura, the system update is promised to bring suspend/resume feature, trophy sync improvements, accessibility options, and much more. 2.50 has been in beta testing a while […]

  • GTA 5 Online Heists guide: adversary modes, daily objectives, free roam challenges and more

    Heists aren’t the only addition in GTA Online’s latest DLC – there’s a lot of content that can earn you big RP and cash payouts. GTA 5 Online Heists guide: adversary modes, daily objectives, free roam challenges While heists are the talking point and big payoff after more than a year of waiting, there’s a […]

  • Battlefield Hardline: what’s the best Police sniper rifle?

    What’s the best bolt-action, Police sniper rifle for the Professional class in Battlefield Hardline? Let us help you answer that question. As you’re probably aware, Battlefield Hardline weapons are class specific and faction specific. This makes deciding on a good weapon and loadout much harder than it was in Battlefield 4. Which is where Westie […]

  • Evolve 1.3 patch nerfs Wraith, adjusts Kraken

    Evolve is receiving a new patch that aims to put an end to the Wraith’s dominance. Evolve developer Turtle Rock outlined a few of the changes coming in patch 1.3. The patch brings balance changes to the monsters – mainly the Wraith – as well as other various changes to Hunters’ tools based on player […]

  • Bloodborne: watch the opening 40 minutes

    The opening minutes of Bloodborne really do set the stage for what’s to come. They’ll also help you decide if this game is for you. Arekkz Gaming has captured the first 40 minutes of Bloodborne. Complete with the opening cutscene, and the first few obstacles you’ll face. The video is commentary free, so wear headphones […]

  • YouTube will relaunch livestreaming service with focus on eSports and gaming – report

    According to industry sources, Google is preparing to relaunch YouTube’s livestreaming service with a focus on eSports and gaming. According to anonymous sources speaking to TheDailyDot, Google is planning to bring back YouTube’s livestreaming service. The company is said to have started recruiting around 50 engineers with experience in the field, “a pretty big statement […]

  • I think I’m too old for Final Fantasy 15

    Final Fantasy 15 was nine years in the making – and counting. Are we the same people we were in 2006? Final Fantasy 15: Episode Duscae A demo available for PS4 and Xbox One. Offers a couple of hours of gameplay. More if you jump over the borders. Bundled with Final Fantasy 15 Type-0 and […]

  • New multiplayer mode for Splatoon announced

    Nintendo has sent over three screenshots for Splatoon along with information on the Wii U another of the title’s multiplayer modes. Called Ranked Battle, it keeps track of each player’s online ranking. Splat Zones is one of the additional ways to play online in this mode. It differs from Turf War, which is the main […]

  • 2015 WoW Arena World Championship has a $250,000 prize pool

    Blizzard has announced the WoW Arena World Championship will culminate at BlizzCon 2015. World of Warcraft 3v3 Arena teams from around the globe will compete for spot at the 2015 WoW Arena World Championship and for a share in the $250,000 prize pool. Online qualifiers will be held for North America, Southeast Asia, Australia, New […]

  • The Crew two-hour demo now available in US, tomorrow in the UK

    Ubisoft has announced a free trial of its driving MMO The Crew will be available tomorrow, March 25 in the UK. It’s live today in North America. For current players, the Vintage Car Pack and Vintage Live Update, including a new PvP mode, are now available. The Vintage Car Pack included the Chevrolet Corvette C2 […]

  • Minecraft Mass Effect Mash-Up and Pattern Texture Pack out from today

    A Mass Effect Mash-up pack and the Pattern Texture Pack will release on PlayStation 3, PS4 and Vita today in North America and tomorrow in Europe. The Pattern Texture Pack is also available for Xbox consoles today. The Mass Effect Mash-Up pack contains the Mars Facility from Mass Effect 3 plus textures and craftable items […]

  • The Talos Principle expansion pack Road to Gehenna announced

    An expansion for The Talos Principle has been announced titled Road to Gehenna. The expansion follows the narrative of Uriel, Elohim’s messenger, as he explores a “strange, hidden part of the simulation” on a mission of “mercy and redemption.” Uriel is attempting to free the souls of the damned “at all costs.” Road to Gehenna […]

  • Twitch Plays Pokemon finally catches ‘em all – even the rare Mewtwo

    Twitch Plays Pokemon players have captured all 151 original Pokemon which were included in a modified version of Pokemon Red, and this includes the rare Mewtwo. It took 39 days for Twitch players to catch ‘em all. Have a look at the impressive feat for yourself below. Thanks, Polygon.

  • GameStop will have limited units of Majora’s Mask New 3DS XL back in stock

    Those who missed out on the Limited Edition Majora’s Mask New 3DS XL will have another opportunity to purchase it outside of eBay. Tomorrow only, GameStop stores in the United States will have four units in stock, according to and internal memo sent to Kotaku. This is every store in the country, and again, only […]

  • Second phase of Fortnite closed Alpha launches today

    Fortnite’s second closed Alpha test will go live this afternoon, according to the official website. Those currently participating will have until April 14 to test the online aspects for 12 hours per day (noon -12am EDT). All progress from the previous Alpha test will be wiped, and other changes are listed in the patch notes. […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition: Jaws of Hakkon out now on PC, Xbox One

    As promised yesterday, the single-player DLC for Dragon Age: Inquisition, Jaws of Hakkon, is now available on PC and Xbox One. It will run you or £11.99 or your regional equivalent. The new content expands the land of Thedas with mountainous regions and forests, and it is full of “vicious enemies.” Players will also be […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare trailer shows Ascendance gameplay

    Activision has released a new gamepay trailer for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare to support the Ascendance DLC which releases next week. Ascendance, will release first on Xbox consoles March 31 and includes the next chapter of the Exo Zombies Saga, Infected, along with four new multiplayer maps: Perplex, Site 244, Climate and Chop Shop. […]

  • Batman: Arkham Knight will be a digital only release on PC – report

    It appears Batman: Arkham Knight will not see a physical release on PC, according to ShopTo. The retailer was told by its buyer the Rocksteady game will only be released on PC in digital form. ShopTo is currently double checking the information. If accurate, it is unknown if this will be case in North America […]

  • Bloodborne patch focusing on load times, performance optimizations in the works

    A patch for Bloodborne which will address load times is in the works, Sony has said The load times were one of the issues noted in Digital Foundry’s report on the From Software title. Sony told Eurogamer the patch would also explore other issues as well. “The development team is currently exploring another patch for […]