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Left 4 Dead 2 Sells 2 Million in 2 Weeks

Released just two weeks ago, over 2 million retails copies of L4D2 have been sold worldwide and the game appears to be on target to become one of the top selling Xbox and PC titles for the month of November. Sales to date are more than double the original title, which was released exactly one year prior to L4D2. And "Black Friday" promotions during the title's second week of availability in North American resulted in stronger than expected sales in L4D2's bid to become one of this year's best selling releases on both platforms.

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Lifendz3178d ago

I'd be upset if I bought the first one, but I didn't and can't deny how much fun it is to play this game with some buds.

Bungie3178d ago (Edited 3178d ago )

Valve make awesome games

good for them

"has already been played by over 1 million Xbox LIVE Gold account holders"

Xeoset3178d ago

All the Sony fanboys were saying this flopped and never sold?

Yet from what I've played and judging from the heaps of 9+ reviews it is amazing and has flat out sold nearly every other game on all the other consoles in two weeks?

Shoulda learned with Forza III.

ANYWAY, I really need to get my own copy of this. The first one was a blast and it's nice to go back and smash some Tanks.

OtherWhiteMeat3178d ago

Or PS3 owners simply buy it for the PC.

Anon19743178d ago (Edited 3178d ago )

My PC is too underpowered to play this game anywhere near what I would like, and there's no way I'm paying subscription fees to simply play my games online. I won't buy this for my 360.

This seems like a no brainer. Bring this to the PS3 and people will buy it which equals more money for Valve.

I guess Valve simply doesn't want more money.

Edit below: Begging? Please. I have plenty of games to keep me occupied. I don't need L4D2. I've got too many games to play as is. I was simply saying if they did release it to the PS3, I'd probably add it to the pile. If they don't, their loss, not mine.

Bungie3178d ago (Edited 3178d ago )

How about sending them a strong letter begging to port it for the ps3

that could work

"Bring this to the PS3 and people will buy it which equals more money for Valve. "

how do you know that...ps3 owners don't even buy most of their own exclusive

sack_boi3178d ago

Seriously though, if they've fixed the lag they had during the demo then I might consider buying it and a 360... again.

ABizzel13178d ago (Edited 3178d ago )

@ to all fanboys (360 and PS3)

Who said this game wasn't going to sell. The first game sold over 2 million on it's own. So at least 1/2 of those people were going to buy L4D2, and when it's on sale for only $35 on BLACK FRIDAY (nearly 1/2 the price) what do you think it going to happen?

A good game at a low price sells.

die_fiend3178d ago

Darkride we know you're a fanboy so stop trying 2 disguise it and just accept.

And no Valve will probably make more money selling it on 360 than having to develop it on PS3 which would clearly sell less copies...
"This seems like a no brainer." That's because you have no brain, it does actually cost money to develop for another console. Valve don't make games for PS3 so it'd cost an awful lot 2 learn how 2 starting now. When they could just make it on 360 really quickly and sell a ton regardless?

It's their loss? I don't think they mind not having someone like you playing their games lol.When they're selling 2 million in 2 weeks on only 2 platforms so they've already made their money back.

StanLee3178d ago

Not really surprised it's sold well. I really haven't had the time to play it though as Assassin's Creed 2 has been the real surprise for me; the game is fantastic.

Anon19743178d ago (Edited 3178d ago )

Just look at die_fiend's comments. Rather then make a valid argument, he'd much rather just throw around insults.

It is a no brainer. You can sell to a potential market of 32 million 360 owners or you could almost double that potential market by including 27 million PS3 owners. If it weren't worth developing a PS3 game for those 27 million no one would develop any games for the PS3, multiplatform or otherwise. Clearly that's not the case. Many developers have commented that the cost of developing on multiple consoles is more than made up for by nearly doubling the amount of users they can potentially sell to.

This has nothing to do with your idiotic console wars nonsense. This is simply business, and Valves decision to not make more money puzzles me. I can only assume that at this point it's lack of resources. Maybe they only have the money up front to develop one version of the game, or don't have enough budgeted to hire on any PS3 developers. Or maybe it's just loyalty to Microsoft. It's no secret Valve is founded by Microsoft millionaires, and who knows what type of deals Valve and Microsoft currently have.

At the end of the day I know that if they released this game for the PS3, I would buy it (or if XBL fees were dropped I'd get it for the 360), but unless they do I'll simply skip it and move on to something else. A good game is a good game, regardless of what platform it's on. I have no console loyalty, I simply have a preference at the moment.

vhero3178d ago (Edited 3178d ago )

I like how they spun this and included PC sales and played by 1 million gold subscribers. Not sold 1 million copies on the 360 though.. Of course it sold like crazy on PC you could buy it along with every other Valve game last weekend for under 50 dollars! So even people who didn't want it got it along with HL2/CS/etc..

Played by 1 million gold subscribers means that stat includes borrowed versions/rented versions aswell as pirated versions of the game. I can't honestly believe MS are now using pirates to boost their stats..... Oh wait...

Lets just see the 360 sales and not the PC AND 360 sales eh before you 360 fanboys start saying its AAA title.

Xeoset3178d ago

Check all the reviews it's getting.

It's AAA ;)

IdleLeeSiuLung3178d ago

I smell jealousy... doesn't even affect you!!!

Noctis Aftermath3178d ago

Who is bashing the game? i've read all comments above me and not 1 bashes the game, please stop leaping to the games defense when no one is even attacking it, i haven't played it, i only game on a ps3 but i believe it is a good game(based on reviews and player comments).

On topic, 2 million is really good and it could prob do 3mil by years end, maybe more.

ceedubya93178d ago

Are you implying that you don't think this game sold over a million copies on the 360? I'd be highly shocked if it didn't, seeing as the first game did so well.

Anon19743178d ago (Edited 3178d ago )

Anyone know who these phantom gamers are that are bashing L4D2?

Personally, I'd like to play this game, but simply stating I'd like them to release it on the PS3 cost me a bubble. It's funny that such an idea is so threatening to some of the zealots around here.

Like I said. A great game is a great game. It doesn't matter what platform it's on. Get over yourselves.

table3178d ago

great sales for a great PC exclusive.

calis3178d ago

"ps3 owners don't even buy most of their own exclusive"

Fail.

vhero3178d ago (Edited 3178d ago )

@ceedubya9 no but I bet you about 70% of them 2 million sales were the PC version of the game. I'm not saying it won't sell over 1 million in time. I'm saying it hasn't yet.360 fanboys are going on like its sold 2 million on the 360 only saying its huge because of that reason. The whole thing is twisting and a joke. I'm not even saying the games not deserving of the sales. I am just saying as usual MS fanboys have to twist the truth in order to try get one up on PS3 and it's really sad. How about you tell us how many copies it sold on just 360? I will tell you so far since launch worldwide its sold 0.69m on the 360 so it must be 1.3m+ on PC. Its sold nearly DOUBLE on the PC then, THAT is why these fanboys are including PC sales. (according to VGchartz for 360 version.)

1 million plays on live?? Can you say pirates?
Oh and as for you AAA boys? Any game with a Metascore UNDER 90 is not AAA sorry. The PC version can be classed as AAA but definitely not the 360 version.

Heres a List Of AAA Titles on 360 from metacritic
1 Grand Theft Auto IV 2008
2 BioShock 2007
3 Orange Box, The 2007
4 Gears of War 2006
5 Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, The 2006
6 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 2009
7 Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare 2007
8 Halo 3 2007
9 Braid 2008
10 Street Fighter IV 2009
11 Fallout 3 2008
12 Gears of War 2 2008
13 Guitar Hero II 2007
14 Rock Band 2007
15 Batman: Arkham Asylum 2009
16 Rock Band 2 2008
17 Forza Motorsport 3 2009
18 Assassin's Creed II 2009
19 Mass Effect 2007

The Emperor3178d ago

@ above
how is that a fail, for the most part it's true

sack_boi3178d ago

Vhero you're trying too hard. I don't know why but you seem butthurt that the game's doing well.

calis3178d ago

"how is that a fail, for the most part it's true"

Prove it.

It's completely untrue.

Arnon3178d ago

You kind of forgot some...

1 Grand Theft Auto IV
2 BioShock
3 The Orange Box
4 Gears of War
5 The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
6 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
7 Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
8 Halo 3
9 Braid
10 Street Fighter IV
11 Fallout 3
12 Gears of War 2
13 Guitar Hero II
14 Rock Band
15 Batman: Arkham Asylum
16 Rock Band 2
17 Forza Motorsport 3
18 Assassin's Creed II
19 Mass Effect
20. Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter
21. Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost & Damned
22. FIFA Soccer 10
23. Portal: Still Alive
24. MX vs. ATV Reflex
25. Geometry Wars Retro Evolved 2
26. Forza Motorsport 2

Just saying.

The Emperor3178d ago

Prove it? Ok sir, what PS3 exclusive has sold 5 million copies? I hate to say it.. but none. don't even ask me for a source, deep down you can guess that this is true

kaveti66163178d ago

Metal Gear Solid 4 has sold 5 million copies since its release date.

Booyah.

kwicksandz3178d ago

cmon people, dont argue with idiots. Just pop vheros bubbles and he will go away until he creates a new account.

calis3177d ago

"Prove it? Ok sir, what PS3 exclusive has sold 5 million copies? I hate to say it.. but none. don't even ask me for a source, deep down you can guess that this is true"

Since when is 5 million the point where a game is considered sold well? I guess that means 360 owners don't buy games either since there is only 2 that has sold 5 million or more.

Think before you type fanboy.

Xeoset3177d ago

MGS4 has not even managed 4.5 million yet.

Xbox 360's top selling game has sold THREE times that.

Hell after two years of sales, L4D2 managed to meet almost half that in two weeks on the Xbox 360. Gears 2 did over half that in 24 hours.

PS3 games neither have long legs, nor sell.

IaMs123177d ago

Well MS does have the right to include pirates as stats, they wont be able to pick every one of them out so they have the right because those people are playing on LIVE, they have a system and playing on LIVE. not saying its right though

calis3177d ago

"MGS4 has not even managed 4.5 million yet.

Xbox 360's top selling game has sold THREE times that.

Hell after two years of sales, L4D2 managed to meet almost half that in two weeks on the Xbox 360. Gears 2 did over half that in 24 hours.

PS3 games neither have long legs, nor sell. "

lol, but L4D2 doesn't sell. It hasn't hit 5 million. That's your mark for a game that is 'bought'.

You are obviously a simple person. I pity your inability to make a comprehensive arguement.

5 million isn't the mark of a game that sells well, it never has been. Never will be. But hey, if it helps you justify your broken console of choice, far be it from me to break your pathetic little fantasies.

The Emperor3177d ago

when has 5 million been the selling mark?? when a ps3 exclusive gets there, and mgs4 sold 4 million. I hate to start some debate but ps3 games have not been big money makers for Sony or just barely making enough profit for a sequel. about mgs4, which happends to be my 3rd fab game this hen with littlebigplanet being 4th... they just haven't sold the numbers predicted for them...

it's true. I kno what I just did is quite unpopular, argueing with someone who owns a ps3.. oh well

calis3177d ago

"when has 5 million been the selling mark??"

It never has until some fool said Sony games don't sell because they haven't reached 5 million. 360 games don't do that either.

"I hate to start some debate but ps3 games have not been big money makers for Sony or just barely making enough profit for a sequel."

Prove it.

Most top-rated PS3 exclusives have hit over 1 million sold.

"they just haven't sold the numbers predicted for them..."

Predicted by who exactly?

Sheesh, can people actually back up the BS they spout or is it just make stuff up and pretend it is right.

The Emperor3177d ago (Edited 3177d ago )

no 360 game has sold 5 million? sure.. keep telling yourself that. halo and gears (really doesn't matter which one, all the latest sequels for these have, besides ODST)

ugh, now to explain again why I chose 5 million, simply because no ps3 exclusive has sold that much, MGS4 being the closest.

u ask who predicted big numbers? just about every new game for the ps3 will be the next big game, then only sell 2 million.
I can see you saying 2 million is a lot of copies, of course is, just not the numbers expected for those "killer ips"... in other words, killzone 2 and uc2.

to conclude, plz stop acting all superior and using big words to try and prove to everyone your knowledge, it's easy to see right through you

From someone who was misunderstood by an overambitous Sony fanboy. which calis most certaintly is

calis3177d ago

"no 360 game has sold 5 million? sure.. keep telling yourself that. halo and gears (really doesn't matter which one, all the latest sequels for these have, besides ODST)"

I didn't say no game has sold over 360. I said 360 games don't do that. And only 2 have done it. So I guess, using your logic, every other 360 game is a flop.

"ugh, now to explain again why I chose 5 million, simply because no ps3 exclusive has sold that much, MGS4 being the closest."

This is so sad.
So basically your starting point for a game that sells is 5 million? Therefore, aside from Gears of War 2 and Halo 3, no 360 game sells well either, right?

"u ask who predicted big numbers? just about every new game for the ps3 will be the next big game, then only sell 2 million.
I can see you saying 2 million is a lot of copies, of course is, just not the numbers expected for those "killer ips"... in other words, killzone 2 and uc2."

Again, I asked WHO. I know how much they sold, I want to know WHO hyped it up? Find me quotes, find me articles. Basically I am asking you to prove it.

"to conclude, plz stop acting all superior and using big words to try and prove to everyone your knowledge, it's easy to see right through you"

Right through what? I am asking you to justify this idiotic notion that PS3 games don't sell well. And you have no proof of this except an overly ambitious goal that you made up.

From someone who was misunderstood by an overambitous Sony fanboy. which calis most certaintly is"

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Tomonobu Itagaki3178d ago

Which represent nearly 3 times more than VGchartz guesstimations, but I bet they will correct their numbers in order to match official numbers and say "We're the best in terms of precision, trust us".

SlipperyMooseCakes3178d ago

VGChartz only tracks the 360 version of the game. Not only that, they only have the first week sales up for Left 4 Dead 2. While the site is not exactly accurate, you're jumping the gun on them.

vhero3178d ago

VGchartz are correct mate the 2 million include PC so that means 1.3million copies sold are the superior PC version. Nearly double! Which makes sense as mods make the game lifespan 10X longer.

jetlian3178d ago

the 1 million live gold members hero? 360 hit a million already!!

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Stryfeno23178d ago

L4D2 is a good game too bad PC owners wanted to boycott the game.

tdrules3178d ago

this doesnt even include Steam numbers.
and as L4D2 was kicking MW2 off the top spot, it could be interesting

Noctis Aftermath3178d ago

The people who wanted to boycott it were a small percentage, valve added in more sh1t to appease them and most were satisfied.

Don't generalize, it just makes you look bad.

Pandamobile3178d ago

Valve, in their PR prowess managed to appease the boycotters by fixing pretty much every complaint they had with it.

Troll_Police3178d ago

It's multi platform. What were the Xbox sales?

EvanVolm3178d ago

Wasn't in the press release. Sorry.

JohnTheBaptist3178d ago

L4D2, selling in numbers ps3 games can only dream of selling.

Xeoset3178d ago

Agreed :)

Bubble for brains ;)

baum3178d ago

PS3 games have dreams? Shows you how complex they are. Anyway no PS3 game sells more than 2 million? I guess it's because they are aimed at smart consumers like PS3 owners, few in numbers. Many morons on 360 though, buying last-gen looking DLC whenever they get the chance

Enjoy the sales, you're making me richer with your idiocy

PLAYstar3178d ago

Too bad long after people won't remember just how many the game sold, but they would remember the quality of the game.

Xeoset3178d ago

Too right PLAYstar! And with L4D2's amazing gameplay, it'll be one we'll hear about for a long, long time ;)

PLAYstar3178d ago

Well Xeoset, I am not sure about that amazing gameplay that you speak of. Technically speaking L4D gameplay is pretty sh!tty..

CernaML3178d ago

If you rather talk about a video game's sales rather than the quality of it, then it must suck.

Guitarded3178d ago

How the fanboys of the console that sells the fewest games don't equate sales with quality. They will however equate graphics with quality. I guess when all you have is graphics and reletively low sales, you have to go with your strength.

Saaking3178d ago

Graphics make a game better. Sales do not. If a great game sells one million copies it'll still be as great if it only sells 1.

Xeoset3177d ago

Saaking, that is the crappiest comment I have ever seen on here.

Great games sell, hence L4D2 selling bucket loads.
Great graphics do not sell, hence Killzone 2's lackluster sales.

L4D2 > Killzone 2

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