When it comes to Portal 2, it seems that most gamers prefer the game on PC and via Steam, according to Valve Software. That's according to Valve's Gabe Newell, who talked at length with Gamasura in a recent interview on a variety of topics. On the other end of the spectrum (and somewhat surprising), PC gamers didn't enjoy Left 4 Dead as much as console users did – at least when using sales as a metric for popularity. Valve founder Gabe Newell used these examples to illustrate why his company doesn't pigeonhole games into console- or PC-only categories. Naturally, some games such as DOTA 2 just work better on the PC, but with game series like L4D and Portal choosing a particular platform over another makes a lot less sense.
Newell also says that it is almost impossible to predict on what platform a given title will find popularity and success.
"We've never had a situation where we said, 'We really, really want to build something that is more popular for the console guys,'" he explained. "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."