Portal Is A Proper Big Selling Franchise Now.

The original Portal on PS3 is not. At the time, Valve gaffer Gabe Newell hated the PlayStation 3. Now he loves it. Business, etc.

With Portal 2 now readily available worldwide, the developer has confirmed that the original game was a bigger success than many first assumed. It's actually sold nearly four million copies. And that's not including sales via Valve's Steam service. Which would probably double the number.

A bulk of those sales have come via its inclusion in The Orange Box, which did release on the PlayStation 3 — albeit half-heartedly. We assume given the poor performance of that PlayStation 3 port, a bulk of the sales are for the XBOX 360 and PC versions. Still, we imagine a big chunk of Portal 2's sales will be on Sony's platform.

Good stuff.