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Alan Wake hits 2 million, confirms Remedy

Tuesday, 13th March 2012 11:42 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Alan Wake has hit 2 million units since its 2010 Xbox 360 launch and its recent PC release, Remedy franchise boss Oskari Hakkinen has confirmed to CVG.

The sales numbers come after the release of the PC version of the game, long in the making since the game’s announcement, as well as the release of Alan Wake’s American Nightmare.

“We’ve moved over two million copies – that’s including PC,” Hakkinen said in an interview with the site. “So after a slow start it’s turning into something really positive. It’s definitely had legs. I think narrative experiences just have a tendency for that.”

He added the series is now similar to a “a cult classic,” making similar remarks to those he made in a VG247 interview ahead of the release of the PC version on Steam last month.

Hakkinen continued: “After Max Payne we could’ve literally gone, the whole team, and sat on a beach and sipped cocktails for quite some time. It’s no secret that the Max Payne franchise was sold for $45 million. That put us in a really promising situation, but at the same time our hearts are in making video games and not in sipping cocktails on the beach.”

When asked if it could sell the Wake IP to other publisher, he said it’d ” be fun, yeah, but Alan Wake is close to our hearts.”

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8 Comments

  1. Ben Hewett

    Good news: I love me some Alan Wake.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Maximum Payne

    That means minimum half millions belong to PC.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. triggerhappy

    Good stuff. Glad to know this is going somewhere… It deserves MUCH better though. Well done Remedy :P

    #3 2 years ago
  4. TheBlackHole

    Happy for them, but you don’t call your own game a ‘cult classic’. That’s up to the audience, over time.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. galligaro

    Hahah who said that it has sold 500K on pc. Are you mad? You think that if it sold 500K there could be more than 2000 simultaneous players on Steam? What a joke. It sold probably little over 20K on steam. It has been on sale through XBL for months and months. Those sales do not count in VGChartz etc…

    #5 2 years ago
  6. peripherus

    To Galligaro – Yes, he is right the PC version has sold about half a million. It has been confirmed by Remedy that the PC version regained all of the money theyt spent on the whole project in the first few days. And the PC one hasn;t been released on just Steam, its been released on tons of websites e.g. amazon, Steam, Play.com and so on.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Keivz

    @6
    The game requires steam to play. I agree with galligaro that it’s unlikely to have sold over 100k. I’m amazed at how often gamers overestimate PC game sales.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. DSB

    I can’t speak for Alan Wake, I’m sure it’s less than 25% given that it’s almost 2 years late to the party, but according to publishers, PC versions sell at least as much if not more than any other platform.

    In 2010 it was the most profitable one for EA, which says a lot for why publishers (and developers) are suddenly interested again.

    #8 2 years ago

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