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Sales of Battleborn are “very encouraging” but Take-Two aren’t ready to draw conclusions yet

Battleborn Sales Figures

Battleborn came out a few weeks back, on May 3, sandwiched between the launch of Overwatch’s open beta, last week’s Doom, a bit of Stellaris and massive releases on other platforms too. Despite all that, Take-Two said in their earnings call last night that they are happy with its performance so far.

Could it grow to be one of the best FPS games ever?

“The scores are good, consumers like it, a lot of people playing it and really loving the gameplay,” said Strauss Zelnick, CEO at Take-Two, “But I wouldn't want you to draw the conclusion that the Battleborn curve is necessarily the Borderlands curve. We just don't have any of that information yet.”

Borderlands, of course, is one of Take-Two and Gearbox Software’s darlings, a humongous franchise that’s been very successful over the years. Others involved with the project have said that the figures for Battleborn are slightly ahead of those for Borderlands at a similar time, presumably signifying the general growth of the gaming market.

“We're encouraged, and we feel good about it, [but] it remains to be seen how it performs,” concluded Zelnick.

It’s good to hear it doing well as, at least for me, it rather disappeared in the utter scrum of amazing games that May has been so far, especially shooters. Those of you who did leap in - I’ve seen from comments on other articles that we have a few of you among us - how are you finding it? Where does it fall on the MOBA line, and do you think it could grow to be the next, or another, Borderlands?

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Scionyde(4 hours played)
1 Year ago

I really enjoyed the open beta (more than Overwatch actually, but that's just due to preference of gameplay style) but I decided to hold off on buying the game at release. Turns out that might have been a good idea because the Steam player numbers have been disheartening. The last few days have seen a peak playerbase number of around 5-6k - worse than Rainbow Six: Siege, which is kinda crazy when you consider Battleborn is two weeks old while Siege is nearly six months old.

I'm hoping people are only just taking a break while they wait for the balance patch/patch to fix that sniper exploit on Incursion (apparently the lengthy process to authorize patches on console is holding up the patch for PC... somehow). I was planning to pick up Battleborn on the first discount, but if the game's numbers stay this low, I might not. Shame, because it feels like such an underrated game.

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1 Year ago

Sounds like you made a wise decision. I rented it for ps4 and xb1. On ps4 I could find a Pvp match after a small wait but not a soul for PvE. On xb1 I could not fill a PvP match nor find anyone for PvE.