Valve's co-op zombie title Left 4 Dead has sold over 2.5 million copies since it's November release, Michael Booth--project lead for the title--revealed today.
Congratulations Valve!! Now Please give us Episode 3!
Now this is what I call a killer-app. Not others that you know <Cough, cough> ;)
/agreed. i want Ep.3 now. Valve will blow our minds and innovate the FPS genre once again....
lol wow good job Valve and that's not including Steam sales either. Crazy numbers on 360 man, very crazy. No one saw this coming I bet. The most anyone would of said it a million and it stops there.
wow, i had no idea it had sold that well. it is an awesome game though. zombies!
Easily my favourite game this year. And its only going to get 10x better once they release the level designer. They should release this on the PS3 I know valve dislike the system but PS3 gamers deserve the play this.
I've never understood Valve's hate for one console or another, but then I never understood how they thought it was a good idea to sabotage Half Life 2 to run worse on Nvidia cards when they partnered with ATI. No one else seemed to have a problem getting their titles to run on both, so I don't buy that this wasn't intentional. Anyway, I'd love to see this on the PS3. I won't pay for XBL anymore because it makes no sense to me and my PC's underpowered so if they want my buck, port it to the PS3.
A little ol multiplayer game that actually took home Awards, out of nowhere. This game was not hyped and it came out amongst Beasts during the holidays but I did like the marketing though. How did Valve do it? Simple Keywords: Quality/Support, Shooter, Marketing, Xbox live Community.
Heh, I remember N4GRROD or what ever his username is was trying to convince people L4D was a failure and one of the leading causes of EA's losses last year. Since these numbers don't include Steam, it must be well over 3 million.
Valve said a while back that the numbers for their February 50% off sale they offered on steam (a weekend sale that was extended into five days) beat the game's launch numbers.
I take it this is combined platforms?
Great game I had a blast playing it much like all other valve/steam games.
caladbolg777: Yes, combined platform sales, minus Steam numbers. Is there a demo for this?
i put the total sales close to 4-4.5 million with Steam sales. those of us who love Valve and Steam buy our games thru Steam.
Unless you don't have a PC that can run it. My son buys the valve stuff on Steam and I buy on the 360. All win win. Go on Valve!
@2.4 There was a multiplayer demo, but it was more like a pre-release promotion. The demo only lasted around 2 weeks and was disabled when the game launched. However, you might still be able to find the game files somewhere online. You can play the demo if you just launch the .exe, but multiplayer won't work since there are no more demo servers.
@choas my rig runs Crysis at Ultra High settings. :D but Valve knows how to target its audience. my guessimate is the DD thru Steam is at leat 2 million.
l4d still selling strong talking about strong legs.
good for valve.. and yeah pls give us episode 3 already .
And release your games on ps3 as well. I know you're talented but please stop being immature arrogant fanboys and start making more money while building you're fanbase. I think in the immposible situation it does happen it'll be too little too late.
Heres hoping more DLC is being planned! -Weapons -Skins -Campaigns
What kind of weapons, though? Maybe a flamethrower would fit in, and an M3 grenade launcher, but that's about it, I think...
Took them so long to reach 2.5 million?
for a basically multiplayer only.. pretty impressive... especially since its not your traditional game..
Yeh, only the multiplayer was fun, storyline sucked.
its actually well over 3 million. I bet that beats kz 2s yearly sales.
It's called legs like most 360 games you don't hear about.
How did i get disagress lol, did the guys who disagreed with me played the dam single player lol. Its the same thing over and over, and BTW, kz2 is a PS3 exclusive, L4D isnt exclusive, its on PC too socomnick
a sole MP game really doesnt have or need a storyline to succeed. see CS, TF, UT, Q3A, etc. L4D was built on re playability, not story.
When did i say anything about a game needeing both a good single player & multi player to succeed ? all my FPS on PC I play, are for MP. I never play the SG on FPS, I just jump in the MP. COD4 was an exception tho, i did play that SP.
3+ million is a huge number. Very few games sell that many copies.
"Took them so long to reach 2.5 million?" Actual numbers are beyond that but considering it dropped in Nov.08 and LBP dropped in Oct.08 & barely sold 2million(with all of those awards), those are good numbers. I could drop a list of shooters that are on ps3 that haven't sold this much in this amount of time.
I guess I just gave you the attention your craving.