Tales from the Borderlands Director: 'Sales Weren’t Great'

Tales from the Borderlands Director: 'Sales Weren’t Great' - News

by William D'Angelo, posted on 11 August 2017 / 6,812 Views

Telltale Games have generally been a success, however, Tales from the Borderlands did not meet the companies expectation, according to director Nick Herman

"Sales for Tales from the Borderlands weren’t great," said Herman. "They were decent, it’s not like we were losing money, but compared to something like The Walking Dead, it wasn’t on the same level.

"The mentality was, we’ve got to wrap this season up quick, because we need to move on to some other things, and we’re holding on to staff, and it didn’t — I couldn’t let go, and let the season just end either abruptly or not pay off the things we were setting up."

"About halfway through, we made a deal with the studio that if they let us go on, we would give up like 95% of our staff as long as they let us maintain a skeleton crew," he added. "We had at least one person from every department working on the game. But that’s a very small team for an episode. At a certain point, I think even Pierre had to be pulled off."

Thanks Campo Santo.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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9 Comments

shikamaru317 (on 11 August 2017)

Best Telltale game so far, what a shame it didn't sell better. I don't really understand why it didn't sell, Borderlands itself is popular, Borderlands 2 has sold over 13m copies. I would have thought Tales From the Borderlands would do at least 5m.


TallSilhouette (on 11 August 2017)

Shame. From what I hear it's arguably their best game.


Tridrakious (on 12 August 2017)

It actually got me into Borderlands proper to begin with!


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CleggaZ (on 11 August 2017)

Oh well, at least where still finally getting wolf among us 2.


Ariakon (on 11 August 2017)

Sales weren't great, but the game sure was. Shame we'll likely never get a sequel to what was my favorite Telltale game.


Rab (on 11 August 2017)

Should of had a Switch version, that one would have been a great seller :p


Walbert (on 11 August 2017)

Telltale at their best.


Mar1217 (on 12 August 2017)

My fav Telltale game sold poorly ?? Guess my hope for a 2nd are crushed now ...


AngryLittleAlchemist (on 11 August 2017)

This is what happens when you monopolize one singular repetitive idea over, and over, and over aga- oh i'm sorry was I supposed to be sympathetic?


Stoneysilence (on 11 August 2017)

I can see why it didn't sell as well as Walking Dead. I have Walking Dead on like 3 or 4 platforms. I only have Borderlands on 1 platform.