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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 5 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 5 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 5 years ago
  4. Johnny Cullen

    Guuuuuh!

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

    #4 5 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 5 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 5 years ago
  7. Luthion DeCosta

    Told you it would be popular.

    #7 5 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 5 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 5 years ago
  10. Detale

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

    #10 5 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 5 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 5 years ago
  13. Blerk

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

    #13 5 years ago
  14. The_Deleted

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

    #14 5 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 5 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 5 years ago
  17. blackdreamhunk

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

    #17 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 years ago
  21. Blerk

    A paycheck.

    #21 5 years ago
  22. Johnny Cullen

    “console gaming is joke!”

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

    #22 5 years ago
  23. Detale

    What he said.

    #23 5 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 5 years ago
  25. Psychotext

    Obsessed much?

    #25 5 years ago
  26. blackdreamhunk

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

    #26 5 years ago
  27. SticKboy

    Super smart! Super sex-ay!

    #27 5 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 5 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 5 years ago
  30. Psychotext

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

    #30 5 years ago
  31. blackdreamhunk

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

    #31 5 years ago
  32. Gekidami

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

    #32 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 years ago
  37. SticKboy

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

    #37 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 years ago
  41. pracer

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

    #41 5 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 5 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 5 years ago
  44. Phoenixblight

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

    #44 5 years ago
  45. Filofax

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

    #45 5 years ago

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    Evo, the premiere western fighting game tournament, has dropped support for a few previously favoured titles. King of Fighters 13 had a loyal following, but isn’t featured in the Evo 2015 line-up. “Many things go into what games makes it to Evo, but the most obvious one is, ‘Is the community playing this game?’” Evo […]

  • An average Evolve match takes less than ten minutes

    Evolve players are pretty quick at hunting each other down. Evolve developer Turtle Rock has released an infographic brimming with statistics garnered from its recent beta test. One of the key takeaways is that all three monsters, and all four classes, are working as intended – their performance in game matches Turtle Rock’s designs. If […]

  • Super Mario Amiibo can be pre-ordered on Nintendo UK, Mario and Peach sold out

    The latest set of Amiibo in the Super Mario series is now available for pre-purchase through the Nintendo UK Store. Each of the following sports a red base and will run you £10.99: Bowser, Luigi, Mario, Peach, Toad and Yoshi. It looks like Peach and Mario are both sold out, though. All six can be […]

  • The Music of League of Legends Vol. 1 free to download now

    League of Legends has excellent music, and now you can have it too. The Music of League of Legends Vol. 1 collects 15 tracks from the MOBA’s history, and is available for free. You can grab the music from iTunes, Google Play or via direct download. Tere’s an example track below to get you in […]

  • Super Bowl 49 update arrives on Madden NFL Mobile

    With Super Bowl 49 occurring this coming Sunday, February 1, EA Sports has updated Madden NFL Mobile with new feature enhancements and Super Bowl-themed Live Events. Updates include: League vs League Tournaments Obstacle Course Super Bowl Bonus Players Tom Brady and Richard Sherman Super Bowl Legends Super Bowl Moments Upgraded Auction House The Super Bowl […]

  • See Super Smash Bros.’ unused custom moves

    Super Smash Bros. was originally intended to have 16 custom moves per character. The final version of Super Smash Bros. only features 12 custom moves per fighter, but Nintendo left animations for some of the cut moves in place. A Youtuber called RED has dug these cut mvoes out of the brawler’s code, and displayed […]

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt contains 16 hours of sex scene mo-cap data

    Sex is nothing new to the The Witcher games, and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is no exception. In fact, it contains 16 hours of sex scene motion capture data. Giggity. There’s a reason for the bedroom dalliances though, as Geralt is a flesh and blood human, or a modified human at any rate, with […]

  • Here’s the launch trailer for Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered

    A launch trailer for Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered has been released after an Amazon listing was revealed for it over the weekend. Key upgrades include: High-definition Graphics — All of the in-game textures have been meticulously recreated in HD for mobile and desktop. Widescreen Support – A true widescreen (not cropped) view strengthens the game’s […]

  • The open beta for Battlefield Hardline will be dated tomorrow

    The exact dates as well as more information on the Battlefield Hardline open beta will be shared tomorrow. This is according to the latest blog post from developer Visceral Games. “We’ll share the exact dates and info on the Battlefield Hardline open beta tomorrow,” wrote Visceral boss Steve Papoutsis. “Stay tuned, thanks again, and keep […]

  • Upcoming Hearthstone patch to apply balance change to Undertaker

    An upcoming Hearthstone patch will apply a balance change to the Undertaker card, Blizzard has announced. After the release of Goblins vs Gnomes, Blizzard said it kept an “eye on the state of game balance” as more matches were played using the additional cards. Released with The Curse of Naxxramas, Undertaker is considered an overly […]

  • February Games with Gold offers up Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons

    The free games on offer in February via Xbox Live Games with Gold have been announced. Xbox Live Gold members on Xbox One can download #IDARB during February. Xbox 360 users can grab Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons from February 1-15, when it will be replaced by Sniper Elite V2 from February 16 -28. […]

  • Kinguin blames unidentified Russian for deactivated Far Cry 4 keys

    Third-party game key seller Kinguin is issuing refunds to those who found their games deactivated through Ubisoft’s Uplay service. Customers which purchased keys for Assassin’s Creed: Unity, Far Cry 4, The Crew and Watch Dogs are affected. Kinguin said 4,600 customer tickets were submitted over the last 72 hours and 35 out of 3,400 of […]

  • Video Unlimited to be re-branded as PlayStation Video starting in February

    Like Music Unlimited, Sony’s Video Unlimited service is being replaced and re-branded PlayStation Video. PlayStation Video will become part of PlayStation Network to streamline digital services for the over 64 million PSN users. PlayStation Video and PlayStation Music will be added to PSN which is already a destination point for the PlayStation Store, PlayStation Plus, […]

  • Spotify arrives on PlayStation Music this spring, Music Unlimited closing

    Spotify will launch on PlayStation Network this spring as part of a new music destination called PlayStation Music. PlayStation Music is a replacement for Music Unlimited, and those with a PSN account can link to Spotify which can be used just for music, or when playing games on PlayStation 4. Existing playlists from current Spotify […]

  • Closed beta for Alone in the Dark: Illumination starts tomorrow

    The private beta period for Alone in the Dark: Illumination starts on January 29. Those who pre-order the game via Steam, will automatically be included in the beta, enabling them to provide feedback on the first campaign in single-player mode. An additional beta period will be announced in the weeks leading up to launch. The […]

  • Majora’s Mask Special Edition New 3DS XL available once more on UK store

    UK residents who want to get their hands on the shiny Majora’s Mask Special Edition New 3DS XL can once again pre-purchase it through the Nintendo UK Store. If you want one, you better hurry because units will likely go rather fast. Only one per customer is allowed, and once you drop £209.99 on it, […]

  • Nintendo Q3: 1.9M New 3DS models sold, Wii U lifetime sales hit 9.2M

    New 3DS XL has sold 1.3 million units as of December 31, 2014, Nintendo announced in its Q3 financial results today. New 3DS moved 580,000 units by the end of the same period. Lifetime sales of both systems combined total a little under 1.9 million. Combined global sales for current 3DS models available in Europe […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s exo zombies reanimate a familiar format

    Advanced Warfare’s exo suits manage to bring an undead format back to life. Dave Cook welcomes zombies back to Call of Duty. “The challenges start to spike early so seasoned zombie slayers needn’t worry about being coddled.” Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s first DLC went live this week, dropping four very solid maps for multiplayer […]

  • YouTube app and Maps will be removed from PS Vita

    Sony said that it will end support for the YouTube and Maps apps, as well as remove the “near” feature in an upcoming firmware update. Sony has revealed that a system update releasing in March will remove the Maps app and prevent the “near” feature from obtaining location address or display maps, making it redundant. […]

  • There is a Destiny loot cave Easter egg in Dying Light

    Dying Light is the latest game to take a jab at Destiny by having its own loot cave. Destiny’s infamous loot cave has been recreated in Dying Light, sort of. Of course the loot cave in Dying Light is only an Easter egg and doesn’t actually net you any loot. Instead, upon entering it, you […]

  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 supports co-op in story mode, but only offline

    You can play the campaign of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 in co-op, but not online. 4gamer spoke to producers of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 and made out with a few details concerning story, setting and more. The site confirmed that while you will be able to switch between characters in the single player, and have […]

  • The Witcher 3 may have a permadeath “Insanity” mode

    Although not yet confirmed, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt developer CD Projekt RED is working on a difficulty mode dubbed “Insanity” that will delete your save if you die. During Monday’s Twitch stream, the developer took a few questions from the chat and we’ve got a bunch of answers. There are many interesting little bits […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition is the most successful launch for BioWare, based on sales

    Dragon Age: Inquisition is responsible for the most successful launch in developer BioWare’s history, according to EA. During last night’s EA Q3 2015 earnings call, the publisher said that Dragon Age: Inquisition was the most successful launch for developer BioWare. Today, we get a bit more detail. “In particular, Dragon Age: Inquisition had by far […]

  • Here’s a walkthrough of one mission from Far Cry 4 Hurk Deluxe DLC

    Far Cry 4′s latest DLC pack, Hurk Deluxe, seems like good fun, judging from this video. The Hurk Deluxe Pack was released today on all platforms. It comes with five new missions. The video below takes a look at the “Call of the Wild” mission. In the walkthrough you’ll get to see some of the […]

  • Battlefield Hardline beta date confirmed on Xbox Store

    The beta date for Battlefield Hardline has popped up on the Xbox Store, confirming the rumoured date. The listing for the Battlefield Hardline beta is available for anyone to see right now on the Xbox Store. Granted, it’s for Xbox 360, but unless EA is starting this beta early on Xbox 360, this will pretty […]

  • GTA player flies jets backwards in impressive stunts

    Doing stunts with jets in GTA 5 can be impressive, but it’s nothing like flying them backwards. Making videos of your jet stunts has become too mainstream. Which is why the latest video from YouTube channel GTA5Videos is all about defying that. The video below features some insane stunts mostly done by flying jets backwards, […]

  • CoD: Advanced Warfare balance patch out, System Hack nerfed, HBRa3 buffed

    The latest patch to Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is here with some major changes to game balance. Making good on the promise to nerf System Hack, developer Sledgehammer Games has released the latest patch to Advanced Warfare to do just that, and much more. The patch is out now on Xbox platforms, with PlayStation […]

  • Grinding three purples in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel may crash your game [UPDATE]

    Update: Gearbox Software has announced there’s currently a hot-fix in place for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel as a temporary solution to crashes caused with the DLC update. Until a permanent fix can be made, the hotfix should correct crashing issues. All will be fixed in the next major game update. Original Story A bug that snuck […]

  • Havoc maps up the tempo for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

    Dave Cook dons his Exo suit to find the new Havok DLC maps a great change of pace for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Given that Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare places great emphasis on verticality, it’s little wonder that Sledgehammer Games has designed the first of its four DLC map packs with elevation and […]

  • G2A responds to deactivated Far Cry 4 keys debacle

    G2A, one of the third-party sellers that were named in the ongoing episode of deactivated Far Cry 4 keys has decided to release a statement. G2A is a well known third-party key sellers online. Most users know it through its sponsorship deals with many YouTube and Twitch channels. The service sells keys both through its […]

  • Petroglyph’s Victory resurfaces with Korean co-developer

    End of Nations, Mytheon and Grey Goo developer Petroglyph Games seems to have salvaged a stalled project. Victory popped up back in early 2013 after Trion Worlds took End of Nations in-house. Petroglyph’s attempt to crowdfund the unusual strategy title ended in iniquity, but it vowed to do whatever it could to bring the game […]

  • Far Cry 4 Hurk Deluxe DLC now available

    Far Cry 4′s latest DLC pack adds new story missions and a pile of new weapons. Far Cry 4: Hurk Deluxe is now available on PC and Xbox platforms, and is rolling out to the PSN in line with local network updates. The pack bundles five story missions, including Yak Farm, Blood Ruby and Hurk’s […]

  • Yes, Resident Evil: Revelations 2 has microtransactions

    Resident Evil: Revelations 2 has microtransactions, but thankfully they’re not as outrageous as initial reports suggested. The subject of Resident Evil: Revelations 2′s microtransactions arose earlier today with reports filtering out of a European press event that you’ll be able to pay to keep playing after your character dies. The ramifications of this are pretty […]

  • Play mini-games to unlock Magicka 2 content

    Magicka 2 publisher Paradox Interactive has invited fans to earn in-game rewards by playing other games. The Magicka website will host various mini-games in the build up to Magicka 2′s launch later this year on PC and PS4. Playing these games controbutes to a community score total which will eventually unlock in-game content as well […]

  • Deactivated Far Cry 4 keys were purchased through Origin

    Far Cry 4 owners who found their games deactivated without warning may be surprised to learn where they came from. Many copies of Far Cry 4 purchased through third-party re-sellers have been deactivated without notice. Although resellers affected by the deactivations argued that they had made authorised purchases, Ubisoft has denied this. The publisher told […]

  • Will Assassin’s Creed visit Japan in 2016?

    The next Assassin’s Creed game after Victory may finally bring ninja and assassins together. An Assassin’s Creed fan has spotted what certainly looks like a heavy hint that the next game after Victory will be set in Japan. Ubisoft forums member Cornik22 was looking through the Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag official art book when […]

  • Resident Evil HD modder aims to restore original, terrible voice acting

    Resident Evil and its early sequels are justifiably famous for their simply dire voice acting. Some Resident Evil fans feel they just can’t enjoy the experience of exploring Umbrella facilities if someone isn’t talking at them with absolutely no regard for pacing, content or tone. As a result, modder Bunny has stepped up to the […]

  • Record iPhone sales drive Apple to revenue spike

    The iPhone is still going strong – in fact, it’s selling better than ever. Apple has announced its financial results for the quarter ending December 27 2014, exceeding expectations with a 29.5% increase in revenues to $74.6 billion. This was a new record for the company. One of the key factors in this spike is […]

  • HoloLens has “mind-blowing” potential for games, says Microsoft CEO

    Microsoft’s VR wearable HoloLens is going to be great for games, according to CEO Satya Nadella. Speaking to investors, Nadella made Microsoft’s entertainment plans for the device explicit. “It’s also getting clearer how the games people love today will evolve to mind-blowing experiences in the future when designed for the mixed reality that Windows 10 […]