Left 4 Dead 2 pushes to 2.9 million in 2009 retail sales

Valve’s zombie apocalypse continues, aka Left 4 Dead 2, exceeded publisher EA’s sales expectations last year, CEO John Riccitello said today during a conference call detailing the company’s Q3 fiscal 2010 earnings.

Left 4 Dead 2, in partnership with Valve, exceeded out expectations with 2.9 million copies sold worldwide on the PC and Xbox 360 through the holiday quarter and in charted in the top 10 in North America according to NPD,” Riccitiello said, with “through the holiday quarter” being the key phrase — no 2010 sales included in that number. And no Steam sales too, probably. We’ll check on that just in case though.