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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:37 pm    Post subject: Billion Dollar Borderlands 3 [49067] Reply with quote

2K Games sent out a press release announcing that Borderlands 3 has sold more than five million units in the five days after the September 13th launch of the first-person shlooter, becoming the publisher's second billion dollar franchise.

Today, 2K announced that Borderlands® 3, the latest entry to the renowned sho

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How do you get to a billion from selling 5 million copies?
That would come to 200/copy.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2019 3:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Because the game sold well retailers ordered more stock. As soon as the stock is odered it gets booked as income... net booking...

that does not mean that the money was payed or that the order will be fullfilled.

Broken down they claimed that they have orders for Boderlands 3 summing up to a billion.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2019 3:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

more stock of what? It's digital distro. I can't even buy it in my country for whatever reason. Actually, I can, for consoles only.
Also, the whole thing is over-hyped. Borderlands 2 key was on boxes of various GPUs because, well, a dollar is more than no-dollar.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2019 11:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You do realize that they also sell physical copies right?
around 1.5 million in 5 days right?


And that all retailers that are not epic or take 2 who sell Digital must order the keys first? or buy retail copiers in a cheap country and sell digital to a rich country.

heck epic store probably has to order the digital keys first.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2019 11:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

there are no physical copies of borderland 3, I checked before i wrote my previous comment. I was 99% sure there are no physical copies even before I checked but unlike you, I checked just in case.
It's all digital keys.

But to the point of $1 billion + it's probably based on sales projection model based on sales so far.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2019 3:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dude did you even read the press release? they said themself 70% were digital.
what did you think the other 30% were? Aetheral?
but as proof
https://www.amazon.de/T2-TAKE-TWO-Borderlands-AT-PEGI/dp/B07Q391T12/ref=sr_1_4?__mk_de_DE=%C3%85M%C3%85%C5%BD%C3%95%C3%91&crid=1V63VG5V4LEE0&keywords=borderlands+3&qid=1569374162&sprefix=border%2Caps%2C174&sr=8-4

https://www.amazon.de/Borderlands-Standard-Punkten-exklusiv-Amazon/dp/B07NTTHJ1V/ref=sr_1_2?__mk_de_DE=%C3%85M%C3%85%C5%BD%C3%95%C3%91&crid=1V63VG5V4LEE0&keywords=borderlands%2B3&qid=1569374162&sprefix=border%2Caps%2C174&sr=8-2&th=1

https://www.amazon.de/T2-TAKE-TWO-Borderlands-AT-PEGI/dp/B07Q8MLPLT/ref=sr_1_4?__mk_de_DE=%C3%85M%C3%85%C5%BD%C3%95%C3%91&crid=1V63VG5V4LEE0&keywords=borderlands%2B3&qid=1569374162&sprefix=border%2Caps%2C174&sr=8-4&th=1

It does not matter if there is a dvd in the box or just a cdkey, the boxes need to be odered, produced and shipped to the retailer.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2019 3:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sooo inside the box is what? paper with the code? That's digital to me so we just have a misunderstanding here.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2019 3:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes of course and these sales are not counted as digital because the retailer takes a cut and you must produce the physical box, wich costs them money of course, besides the time it takes for shipping to the retailer and then to the costumer.

on top of that big players like amazon might not even pay until they actually sold the stock. so the ordered copies they added to the "net" may never turn into money.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2019 8:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're still talking number of copies, and we know it's 5 million total.
How do you get to a billion from there?
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2019 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

net booking is not only what has been sold but includes what has been ordered.

even if it in not produced yet and will take months to fill the order, or may never get paid for because retailers do not all pay for stock just for sold items.

so were not talking 5 million. 5 million are throu sales, costumers that have the game.

in booking they count everything that has been ordered even if it never gets sold.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2019 2:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So, both claims are false (5 millions sold and made 1 billion).
Who feels like sueing them over releasing false news?
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