Take-Two has revealed that pre-sales of Borderlands 2 has made the sequel become the third highest pre-ordered game in the publisher's history.
Rockstar and 2K Games' parent company's CEO Strauss Zelnick revealed the news to investors during the firm's Q1 2013 earnings call. Borderlands 2 pre-order's record means the game only trials behind heavyweights GTA: San Andreas and GTA 4 in the pre-order records list.
"The outlook for our slate of upcoming releases is stronger than ever. Early consumer enthusiasm suggests robust demand for our extraordinary lineup of upcoming releases, particularly Borderlands 2, NBA 2K13 and BioShock Infinite. We continue to expect fiscal 2013 to be one of the best years in Take-Two's history."
Borderlands 2 is currently scheduled for a release on September 18 in North America and three days later throughout European regions. GTA 5, though, still remains undated with Take-Two refusing to give a launch period for the title during their earnings call.