Portal 2 PC Version Sold Better Than Its Console Counterpart

According to Valve bossman Gabe Newell, the PC version of their recent title Portal 2 sold better than the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions.

It should be noted that while the Xbox 360 version was basically a port of the PC version, the PlayStation 3 actually had Steam support and featured cross-platform play with the PC version.

Newell, speaking with Gamasutra, stated that the only Valve title to sell better on a console than PC was the Left 4 Dead series.
“We can never predict; I mean we just try to build good games and then we tend to be surprised,” he said when asked about a mindshare strategy for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.

“Portal 2 did better on the PC than it did on the consoles; Left 4 Dead did better on the consoles than it did on the PC. So you know we don’t try to guess, because we’re not sure what value there is to guessing. We’ve never had a situation where we said, ‘We really, really want to build something that is more popular for the console guys.’

“Because usually we have a bunch of other higher priority problems we want to solve. So we’re glad that people want to play our games wherever they want to play.”
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