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.
Great to know this game got some attention, easily my favorite game of last year.
WHAT? only 2.5million, I didn't know this was a PS3 game. What a big fat FLOP. I thought all 360 exclusives sold 6million on day 1;) /end sarcasm
Left 4 Dead isn't exclusive. :/
exclusive to Microsoft. ;)
not really exlusive to microsoft per se but I see what you mean. But you could say it's exclusive to Microsoft software. They don't really get a check for pc sales but nonetheless you need M$ software to play it.
It's possible to play Left 4 Dead in Linux with Wine. I haven't tried it myself, but supposedly it works almost perfectly. Only bug is that performance is lower, but if you have a good PC you should still be able to do 60 FPS.
Not a surprise, it' a great mutliplayer game, plenty of action to keep you coming back for more
Valve do not release Steam sales, and they sold a ton copies through Steam. The number is most likely closer to 3.5-4 million, which makes it a major success.
It's really impressive considering the clear lack of content of the game. But it's still a fun game when you have friends. Thus i was expecting slighty more sales knowing all the hype it benefited. It's still a very nice score, hoping Valve will one day make a new next-gen-oriented engine.
Pretty amazing sales for a game that last 3 hours. Its an ok game but I guess I just don't get it. I don't really see anything special about this game. Yeah, it has co-op but so do plenty of other games. And just about any game is more fun in co-op. Otherwise, it has average graphics, only like 4 or 5 enemy types(that I can remember), no story to speak of and the runtime of a Lord Of the Rings movie. It really does seem like the media and gamers just give a pass to anything Blizzard and Valve make. And this is coming from a big, big Half-Life fan. Really, what does this game have besides 4 player co-op?
i think the major draw to the game is how unforgiving the game is if you do not use co-op. if you run solo away from the group for even a couple seconds you jeopardize the team. no other game can claim that.
It's my favorite game, there's nothing else like it. I own Killzone 2 as well which is my second current favorite.
Damn it 2.5 Million sold already and i don't own this game.
shame on you.lol
green you got back to 5 bubbles. I remember last week you had 7 or 8 then all the sudden you were at 4. and I have never read a negitive comment by you... well, besides with Nasim. ummm seems like we could have a suspect lol
All I know this game is the most fun I have playing online than any game thus far. It is like alcohol, give you a cheap thrill and an hang over the next morning. What you do next, go out and drink and party some more. There is a reason this game has such great legs. It was #13th on the Feb NPD and HUGE Blockbuster like GeOW, LBP, and Resistance 2 are not even on the chart anymore. This game sold better and has longer legs than R2 for a reason.
This is why I say screw these developers that are turning there back on 360 fans intentionally just to bring stuff to ps3. 360 is where the moneys at so go ahead and screw your fans if you want to loose money. Good job valve
You mean like how Rockstar and Bethesda turned their back on half their fanbases to bring exclusive DLC to the 360? Not a fun/nice trend, eh? Unfortunate that gamers are being punished, regardless of which console they prefer.
So it's ok for valve to screw over ps3 fans for absolutely no good reason but not for other developers to favour the ps3? All favoritism and fanboyism is bad for gamers. All is does is takes away from gamers, encourages hatred and boycoting such as only buying second hand copies from certain developers. It's not good business imo.
It's not really that much when this includes the pc version, which have sold more the 360 counterpart.
2.5 million without Steam sales is still 2.5 million no matter how you slice it.
it's good numbers for the pc.
I wouldn't count the 360 port out though, it's been on the NPD charts for a while selling 200k+ each month, I think it may have been off this month.
It's good numbers full stop. Although going by your comment history, it seems that your agenda is to blindly ignore any positives on the 360, in case, I don't know, it kills your dog out of spite or whatever. At retail, this will have sold more on 360 than PC. The majority of PC sales happen on Steam - Valve predicted this for L4D. I'd guess the figure for 360 retail would be 1.5mil, VGChartz guesses 2mil. Whichever figure, it's clear that your post "It's not really that much when this includes the pc version, which have sold more the 360 counterpart.", is composed of nothing but bullshit.
sales combined??? hmm for all we know it prob sold more on pc than the 360 .nothing to get excited about here:)
Well it doesn't matter which one sold more because the money ends up at the same destination. Valve is happy with MS and MS is happy with valve. NO matter how much spin or fud you put on this, developers need to start using there common sense and sticking with 360 if they want to survive. With numbers like this we are going to start seeing developers like Ea finally start keeping games exclusive to one console. edit unicron 10.1: Actually Bethesda has always been in favor of and making games for 360. Also Rockstar could see the trend with 360 games and would of been foolish to pass it up. I do agree that it's sucks for gamers but also see that there was reasoning behind there moves unlike tecmos.
but why is it that some of you cant keep the PS3 you so despise out of every one of your comments. This game has nothin to do with ps3 or isnt on a ps3. So why comment about Ps3 games such as Killzone 2 or R2....just hop off. It people like you that give 360 supporters bad rep. and L4d is the beezneez...episode 3 should be awesome cant wait!!
this game is awsome.. my girlfriend gave it to me for valentine's day and i had a lot of fun with it.. I can't wait till they make all 4 campaigns playable in versus and add new stuff.. also lately haven't been on cause been addicted to COD4 and when i try and play L4D there is douche bags who run solo and get the whole team killed.. (in VERSUS at least) but if anyone wants to play add me M9 Prime
This game sucked. I dont get the hype. I returned it after 2 weeks
We're talking about Left4Dead, not Resistance 2.
it's really good to see retail still supported, because not only do i like to buy my games from retail, but alot of jobs will be lost if everyone turns to digital distribution, I don't think this game deserved 2.5 million retail sales or sales at all, a very half assed effort, my only dissapointing game for 2008. games like fallout 3 went all out in making their game, l4d was just a shi++y mod basically
Well considering you like games singleplayer games. Why did you pick up left 4 dead?
Technological progress always means people lose jobs. But usually, new jobs are created along the way, so...
instead of wasting money on an XBOX360 I went and got me a good computer for LEft 4 Dead. Yes I know, bought a new comp for that game. Played it once at a friends house I got spooked and hooked.
more than I expected, since it doesn't include steam sales. That means its an insane number. A few of my steam friends play it so im sure it sold ALOT on steam. I don't have it, but Im glad valve had good sales as they made the best FPS ever, HL1. I hope this encourages them to make more new IPs as they are pretty freaken good at making FPS. hahha at guy above me, you dont need a good comp to play left for dead.