Borderlands 2 sales pass 12m

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2K Games title Borderlands 2 has now sold over 12m units since its release in September 2012.

It was announced in February of last year that the game had sold 8.5m units, making it 2K's best ever selling title. The number was confirmed by the boss of its developer Gearbox, Randy Pitchford, in a Major Nelson podcast, as reported by GameSpot.

The news comes ahead of the release of the Borderlands: The Handsome Collection this Friday (March 27th).

Elsewhere, Pitchford said that an HD remake of the first game in the series is not out of the question, depending on sales of the new collection.

We announced [The Handsome Collection] after the Xbox One launched. And a lot of people that had upgraded, they really wanted the Pre-Sequel on that platform,” he said. So, we got a lot of people telling us 'Please bring this to next-gen' and our publishing partner 2K games thought it was probably worth doing. We were too busy, we didn't have the resources to do the upgrade.

[So] we looked around for partners and found some folks up in Chicago known as Iron Galaxy and some folks down in Austin known Armature, who are experts are this kind of stuff. And they were able to jump in and port it. They found that because Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel was on the same engine as Borderlands 2, we were able to get it as basically a free bonus.”

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