Over 12 million copies of Left 4 Dead sold makes Valve very happy
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...
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!
The way I see it, Left 4 Dead 2 is Left 4 Dead 1 with more stuff and therefore better.
Seriously, the entirety of the first game is now in L4D2 (Except for "The Last Stand" which was an exclusive Survival map)
12 million sales of a PC game .... this means, but Ubisofts logic, that there are currently 240 million people playing L4D (as less then 5% of people who play PC games ever pay for them). This means that L4D is more popular then the NES consul, which did not sell that many cartage games in it life cycle (in the US)
Oh Ubisoft, you're so cute.
Left 4 Dead 2 on the PC has most maps from the first one and 2 has more weapons, More infected, bigger community and more modes
for anyone who still hasent played l4d or 2 and is interested should only pick up l4d 2 on the pc since all of the content form the first one is now in the second game for free!
I would've been 1 who bought it but I got mine as a gift. Anyway, I friggin' love this series and I'm hoping that #3 will be much more refined than the 2nd
I really like Left 4 Dead, but never really had interest to play 2.
Damn I like the series and I'm a bit surprised it sold this much.
What is this 3 you speak of?
3? What's that?
I agree that the atmostpher in one was better. I played that on like I was on bath salts. Two is still good but the southern theme just isnt my bag of tea.
Jokes on you, Left4Dead 2 Episode 1!
My only problem with L4D2 were jockeys. AI will never help you when a jockey has you.
I love Left 4 Dead
Left 4 Dead 2 was ehh.....
Hopefully Left 4 dead 3 will be as good at the first.
I love the Left 4 Dead games so much, I just wish I had more time to play them... Here's hoping for a Left 4 Dead 3!
I'd be fine with another installment even if it is just to prove that Valve can indeed count to 3.