Alan Wake 2 Sells 1.3 Million Copies, Becomes Fastest-Selling Remedy Title

Alan Wake 2 has sold over three times more digital copies than Control.

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  • According to Remedy Entertainment, Alan Wake 2 has sold 1.3 million units.
  • Alan Wake 2 is the fastest-selling Remedy game to date. 
  • Alan Wake 2 has sold three times more digital copies than Control.

Remedy’s magnum opus continues to be a commercial success. According to the Finnish studio, Alan Wake 2 has sold 1.3 million units as of February 2024 and is the fastest-selling Remedy game so far. Compared to Remedy’s previous outing, Control, their survival horror masterpiece has sold over 50% more copies and over three times more digital copies than Control did in its first four months. 

It has to be mentioned that this is understandable considering that Remedy released Alan Wake 2 exclusively on digital storefronts, whereas Control was available both physically and digitally. Additionally, Remedy confirms that Control has sold over 4 million copies generating approximately 100 million EUR.

Control by Remedy Entertainment.

According to Remedy’s CEO Tero Virtala, Alan Wake 2’s success has recouped a “significant part of the development and marketing expenses.” It has also allowed Remedy to increase the development pace for their other projects such as Control 2 and the Max Payne 1&2 remake. 

We are happy with the start of Alan Wake 2’s sales. 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.” 

Alan Wake 2 was released on October 27, 2023, for the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and PC via the Epic Games Store. The game garnered critical acclaim for its engaging storytelling, fantastic music and intense survival horror gameplay. eXputer’s Huzaifah Durrani scored it a 5/5 in his review, saying, “Alan Wake 2 is not only the best possible sequel fans could have hoped for, it’s also an incredible survival horror game in its own right.

While I myself wasn’t the biggest fan of Control as it felt like it lacked some of Remedy’s signature weirdness, Alan Wake 2 felt like a return to form in the best possible way, which is something my colleague Syed Hamid Ali Shah would agree with wholeheartedly in his article describing Alan Wake’s sequel as the “Ultimate Remedy experience.” 

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The Remedy universe continues to expand with two paid DLCs on the way as well as Alan Wake cameos in numerous other titles such as Fortnite and Dead by Daylight. In an interview with creative director Sam Lake conducted by eXputer, he also confirmed that the upcoming DLCs will not be used as set-up for Control 2, unlike Control’s AWE DLC which served as a major teaser for the Alan Wake 2. 

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Nameer Zia is a video game News Writer on eXputer obsessed with hunting down all the latest happenings in the industry. Nameer has been gaming for more than 15 years, during which he has spent more than 3,000 hours on Overwatch 1 & 2. As a literature student, his literary chops feed into his passion for games and writing, using eXputer as the medium to deliver the latest news in the industry. Websites such as GamingBolt and IGN have also credited his works.

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