Alan Wake 2 is Remedy’s Fastest-Selling Game with 1.3 Million Units Sold

In its first two months, its digital sales were over three times higher than Control's in its first four months, while overall sales were 50% higher.

Posted By | On 16th, Feb. 2024

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Alan Wake 2 launched last October following years of anticipation and was instantly met with widespread critical acclaim, being deemed by many to be one of the best games in a historic year for the medium. Remedy Entertainment has now also announced sales figures for the survival horror title, and its commercial success is reflecting its critical acclaim.

The developer as announced that Alan Wake 2 has sold 1.3 million units worldwide across all platforms as of early February, which makes it the studio’s fastest-selling game to date. At the end of December, its sales stood at 1 million units sold, so clearly the game is exhibiting long legs. Earlier in December, analysts estimated that the game had sold roughly 850,000 units on consoles.

Remedy is expecting the game to keep on selling well for the foreseeable future. “A great game can generate excellent long tail sales, and we expect this to be the case with Alan Wake 2 as well,” the developer says.

Interestingly, Remedy has also revealed that in its first two months, Alan Wake 2 sold 50% more than Control did in its first four months, while its digital sales were more than three times as high. Where digital sales are concerned, however, it’s worth remembering that, unlike ControlAlan Wake 2 is a digital-only game.

“We are happy with the start of Alan Wake 2’s sales,” said Remedy CEO Tero Virtala. “The price point has also remained at a high level, and the game has already recouped a significant part of the development and marketing expenses. We will continue to develop the game to serve existing fans and attract new players and expect the game to continue selling well.

“The successful launch of Alan Wake 2 has supported our other game projects: Condor, Control 2, and Max Payne 1&2 remake have all increased development pace thanks to the personnel released from Alan Wake 2, and we expect these projects to reach their next development stages during the first half of 2024. We now have two established franchises: Control and Alan Wake, which are linked through the Remedy Connected Universe. Growing and expanding these franchises will be a key part of our future.”

Remedy has released numerous updates for Alan Wake 2 since its release, adding new features like New Game Plus and chapter select, and the developer says it plans on releasing more. In addition, as previously announced, two paid expansions are also planned for this year.

In our review of Alan Wake 2, we awarded it a score of 9/10, saying, “Alan Wake 2 is a fantastic horror game with some excellent atmosphere and an incredibly interesting story. While it does make use of jump scares that feel downright unnecessary, thankfully, the other horror aspects of the game are more than up to the task of creeping you out. Just make sure that you at least read up on the plot synopsis of the original Alan Wake before jumping in.” Read our full review through here.

The survival horror title was also GamingBolt’s Game of the Year for 2023.

Alan Wake 2 is available on PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC. Remedy Entertainment has also provided updated sales figures for Control, which has crossed 4 million units sold.


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