GameStop: PS3, Borderlands And Scribblenauts Sales Are "Strong"

Post price-drop sales of the PlayStation 3 in the United States appear to have giving the console "strong momentum" following a "strong surge" that should give the console a "very strong" October, according to GameStop VP Tony Bartel.

The vice president of merchandising and marketing tells IndustryGamers that GameStop has seen fit to use the adjective strong thrice in relation to the Triple's sales, a boost probably helped by the release of Uncharted 2: Among Thieves for the PlayStation 3.

Bartel has also handed out "strong" ratings to a few fall games that may or may not surprise you. He tells IGN that 2K Games' Borderlands is showing "strong legs" and is "a very strong title". Netting only one strong is Scribblenauts, "a strong game for the holidays" that will "transcend all boundaries". Presumably in a strong fashion.

That could be good news for 2K and Gearbox, as one friendly analyst theorised that Borderlands was "sent to die" this fall, despite Kotaku editor theories that heavy marketing and positive word of mouth could help make it a success. Following news of the game's scarcity at launch and Scribblenauts solid first month showing, that may not come as a surprise.

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    Strong words... strong words indeed...

    Borderlands was fantastic.

      Borderlands *IS* fantastic... :p

      far too early to use past tense... personally still using my first character! :)

    I'm still using my first character too. Mind you i haven't completed the game yet. But its still so fun to level up and explore. Exploring isn't as great as Fallout 3 - the intense feeling and FEELING the wasteland is greater in Fallout.

    But its still so FUN! And thats what i love about Video Games. It just has so much FUN i can keep saying it. FUN FUN FUN!

    I have this massive urge to start again with the other characters - but i'm STILL having so much FUN with my current one that i don't want to but still want to move on to the next character.

    I hope sales continue to get stronger. I think a little more marketing and advertising with upcoming DLC will do it some good. Don't just give up Marketing cause its been released and a week has gone by...

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