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Portal 2 Tops Three Million Copies

Felix Kemp
Gabe Newell, Games news, Portal 2, Valve
Portal 2

Portal 2 Tops Three Million Copies

We sort of liked Portal 2 here at Dealspwn; and by 'sort of', I mean we absolutely bloody loved it! Valve's mind-bending, co-operative masterpiece was a tour de force in game design and narrative genius, and so we couldn't be happier to report that it has sold over three million copies since its April release. That's according to Valve's head honcho, Gabe Newell.

Newell gave a speech at Games for Change in New York yesterday, where he took part in a keynote addressing research in games development. In amongst business talk and inspiring young minds, Newell revealed the stunning haul Portal 2 has recorded in only two months on sale. A press-release from EA - who assisted in publishing via their EA Partners scheme - is likely to follow, as Newell didn't confirm what percentage of sales registered on each platform.

Nor did he reveal Steam data, which is almost as important as retail numbers. Especially when you factor in PC owners, who are more likely to download Portal 2 and the like off Valve's fantastic service than slog to the shops and pick up a hard copy. The original Portal recorded four million in sales, a number its sequel is likely to hit in the coming months. [Joystiq]

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