Alan Wake 2: Saga Anderson in a diner talking to customers.
Image via Remedy Entertainment/Epic Games Store.

Alan Wake 2 is Remedy’s fastest-selling game ‘so far’

Studio to "continue promoting and supporting" the game as it gears up for DLC.

Last year’s Alan Wake 2 was a triumph, not only in the survival horror genre but in AAA gaming in general. Given the high praise, it’s no wonder we declared it one of our favorite games of 2023. And for good reason, too.

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As well as great reviews all around, the Alan Wake follow-up has also been selling well. According to developer Remedy Entertainment, the long-awaited sequel has sold 1.3 million units, as of February 2024. A post on the developer’s website says it’s the fastest-selling game the company has ever released “so far.”

Indeed, it’s not been out for too long, so time will tell how big the game can get in terms of sales, especially once DLC hits. By comparison, Control has sold over four million units since it launched in 2019. However, AW2 has sold “over 50% more copies and over three times more digital copies in its first two months” than that.

Awards, they keep a-comin’

On top of this, Remedy was proud to announce that Alan Wake 2 recently received the DICE Award for “Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction.” That’s one more accolade to be thrown on the pile, right next to such wins as “Critics Choice Award” at Golden Joystick, “Best Direction” and “Best Narrative” at The Game Awards 2023, as well as some others.

Selling 1.3 million units in just a couple of months is mighty impressive, even if you take into account the fact that the game was launched not long before the holidays.

Of course, we also need to consider that Alan Wake 2 is a digital-only release. Whether you agreed with that decision or not, one can’t help but wonder how many more could have been sold by now if there was a physical copy available as well.


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