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Over 12 million copies of Left 4 Dead sold makes Valve very happy

10/2/12 8:00pm

Valve's Left 4 Dead series is easily one of the most popular and successful things to come out of the "Zombie Craze". In fact, a Valve staff member recently announced that the zombie franchise has sold over 12 million copies, and the publisher/developer couldn't be more proud.

Chet Faliszek, who is a writer for Valve, told VG24/7 that the Internet is largely responsible for the success of the series...

"Telling people a game is great will sell one extra copy. Letting people play the game- Left 4 Dead is a good example- is much better. All of our pre-release stuff is designed to just let people play it. We just let the game speak for itself because the internet has made this thing where, you can't pull the wool over people's eyes any more. They're going to know you're hyping.
 
Faliszek continued on saying...
 
"But when a game does really well at pre-release, they're going to know that you're not just talking a bunch of PR crap. I mean the Left 4 Dead series has sold over 12 million copies. That's amazingly cool, and that wasn't because I was out there like, 'Oh My God! This game is amazing! Buy it!' Seeing Counter-Strike be the number one PSN title was awesome, and you know it's just because of people reacting to the game"  

With Valve being mainly a PC focused company it's nice to see the Left 4 Dead franchise being well accepted by the Xbox 360 community, selling over 6 million physical copies. 

However, there is always the issue of piracy preventing a total number of active players on PC versions of the game, Either way, the zombie hunting series is alive and active, and another installment to the franchise seems to be likely, all Valve has to do is decide when and what platform.

So, g1s what did you think? Were you one of the 12 million gamers who picked up Left 4 Dead? Or should Valve just let this series rot in the ground? Let me know in the comments!   

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