The PC Version of Portal 2 Sold More Copies than the Console Versions

Hey, so this is interesting news: Gabe Newell, in an interview with Gamasutra, said the PC version of Portal 2 did well. Really well. This this and be happy:

Portal 2 did better on the PC than it did on the consoles.

Now, I don’t know if that just means that Portal 2 didn’t do that well on consoles or that the PC version simply sold like gangbusters. I’d think it’s the latter, as estimates on VGChartz for the console sales for Portal 2 put those numbers at somewhere around two million copies sold. We all know to take their numbers with a grain of salt, but still.

Regardless, this is worth a toast. Yay, PC!

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3 Comments on The PC Version of Portal 2 Sold More Copies than the Console Versions


On August 30, 2011 at 5:44 am

Wow that is surprising. I knew PC gaming wasn’t dead but didn’t think it would do better than consoles. Would have bet it would come in 2nd at best. I bet PC games will slowly continue to do better as time goes on because if other ppl are thinking like me, they’ll be upgrading their PC.

As the console continues to age the gap is starting to grow between console and PC. Plus with PC I can use my kickass mouse (Logitech G700) and have 3 monitor gaming :D

Unless PS4 comes out or announced in 2012 and it will have kick ass features that brings it up to date and competitive to PC again. If the next PS4 have K&M support and 3 monitors and sells for no more than $500. I’ll be going to PS4 again. But PS4 probably won’t come out till 2013-2014. That’s 2-3 years delay. That’s a lifetime for a gamer.


On August 30, 2011 at 12:48 pm

Portal is a game which requires you to use your brain.

Console users would rather not use their brains (if they have them)and play mindless Call of Duty.

There’s your answer.


On August 30, 2011 at 6:19 pm

I’m stuck on the first level on Portal. I don’t get it. THis gun sucks. It shoots big bullets and makes a big hole but then the hole heals right away if I shoot at another wall. What the hell is going on?

Where are the 2 evil robots shown on the cover. I want to shoot them.

I hope they come out with Zombie evil robots as DLC. That’ll be like just too cool.