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Today developer Valve proudly announced that its zombie slaying shooter Left 4 Dead 2 has sold “over 2 million retail copies” since its November 17 release.

The announcement that Valve sent out today reads, “[Left 4 Dead 2] appears to be on target to become one of the top selling Xbox [360] and PC titles for the month of November.” The developer added “sales to date are more than double the original [Left 4 Dead]” and that L4D2 has “already been played by over 1 million Xbox LIVE Gold account holders.” The announcement ends with “news regarding L4D2 DLC 1 is coming very soon.”

What I find interesting is that the 2 million copies sold only pertains to retail boxes. Who knows how many copies of L4D2 have been distributed via Steam. Anyway you cut it, there is no denying L4D2 is a huge hit.

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  1. “Pimp Juice over here!”

  2. Jesus! I wonder how much they really make though? I’m guessing:
    10% goes to distributors/shipping
    5% goes to title sales
    15% to the publisher
    10% to the console companies for rights
    so like 60% of the $59.95 (34.17 x 2mil =68.3 mil)
    - marketing/ads (a few mil?)
    - development costs (another few mil?)
    60 mil? =Profit

  3. WOW! I can’t believe the game sold 2 million copies after all the fuss at E3 about how it was “too early” for a sequel.

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