Alan Wake Sells Under 200k In US
Ruh-Roh, Shaggy. This can’t be good for the folks over at Remedy, who have said they are “betting the farm on [Alan Wake] and if this isn’t a success we’ll be selling hotdogs in Helsinki. Really.” Of course, Alan Wake isn’t the only title cowering in fear behind the shadows of Red Dead Redemption and Super Mario Galaxy 2–reportedly, Prince of Persia, Blur, Shrek, Lost Planet and Skate all failed to hit the 200k mark. Patcher speculates that these underwhelming performances by big-name titles are “beginning to reinforce the notion that the video game industry is in a state of persistent secular decline.”
“Everything’s gone into this project so this will ultimately set us up for how we continue and how many video games we can make in the future,” Remedy has stated in the past. And yet, they are apparently hiring someone for a “key position in a AAA console project.” I mean, we all know that they’re itching to make Alan Wake 2 a reality. In fact, that’s probably exactly what they’re hiring for. Is that endeavor really a good idea with such sale figures flying around?
I may have disliked Alan Wake, but I really dislike hot-dogs!