Alan Wake sells 2 million units, game is a “cult classic”

Remedy has confirmed to CVG that Alan Wake has finally hit 2 million sales. The game was released in 2009 for the Xbox 360 and this year for the PC. Oskari Hakkinen also called the game a “cult classic” and said there may be more games in the future.

“We’ve moved over two million copies – that’s including PC,” he said. “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.

“Alan Wake’s like a cult classic if you like… People who have played and enjoyed the story feel the urge to tell their friends and other gamers out there that they need to try this experience, they need to play it.”

He also said how important the series is for them.

“Yeah, I think so. Alan Wake is definitely very close to our hearts. It’s our IP – we own it. It’s not something that we’re going to forget very easily,” he added.

Congrats, Remedy! You guys deserved it. Earlier we reported that the PC version was incredibly profitable for them, and they recouped their cost in just 48 hours.

Tell us what you think in the comments section below.


  • Jackie

    Had they actually stuck to this plan of multiplatform release (360, PC, PS3) instead of allowing Microsoft to drag them into a ‘360 exclusive’ window, it probs would of done better. PC fans were pissed that this happened and I’m sure releasing on the PS3 would of equaled just that much more sales.

  • charles2029

    Alan Wake is a classic franchise. Looking forward to more.

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