Alan Wake 2 Is Remedy’s Fastest-Selling Game Ever

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Alan Wake 2 has achieved remarkable success, selling 1.3 million copies since its launch on October 27, 2023, across PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via the Epic Games Store. This makes it the fastest-selling game ever for Finnish developer Remedy Entertainment.

By the end of 2023, the game had already reached the milestone of one million copies sold. As of early February 2024, an additional 300,000 copies have been sold, according to Remedy’s latest financial disclosures.

Remedy highlighted the ongoing success of Alan Wake 2, noting that it surpassed Control’s sales performance significantly. In its initial two months, Alan Wake 2 sold over 50% more copies and over three times as many digital copies compared to Control’s first four months. Control has achieved over four million copies sold since its 2019 release, generating approximately €100 million (around $107 million) in net revenue. Regarding future plans for the flagship title, Remedy stated its intention to “continue promoting and supporting the game.” This includes the development of two paid DLCs to expand the storyline, as well as ongoing updates and community engagement efforts.

Despite not breaking into the top 20 US game chart last year, Alan Wake 2 faced challenges due to its lack of a physical release and limited digital sales data availability from publisher Epic Games. However, the game has maintained a high price point and has already recouped a significant portion of its development and marketing expenses.

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Remedy’s CEO, Tero Virtala, was satisfied with initial sales performance of Alan Wake 2, although profitability remains uncertain at this stage. Virtala emphasized the company’s commitment to further developing the game to cater to existing fans and attract new players, expecting continued strong sales.

Furthermore, Virtala revealed that staff transitioning from Alan Wake 2 have accelerated the development pace of other projects at Remedy, including Condor (a four-player co-op spin-off of Control), Control 2, and remakes of Max Payne 1 & 2. These projects are now slated to advance to their next development stages in the first half of 2024.

Virtala emphasized the significance of Control and Alan Wake as established franchises within the Remedy Connected Universe, highlighting their continued growth and expansion as key priorities for the company’s future endeavors.

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