Alan Wake paid for itself in just under two days

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Who says that PC gaming is dead, huh? If the sales of Alan Wake on that specific platform are anything to go by, it seems that the market of modders and graphic card enthusiasts is far from kicking the bucket, as the tale of the haunted novelist has managed to recoup it’s production costs within two days after it released.

“We are very happy with the sales and hitting #1 on Steam at launch was nothing short of amazing,” wrote Remedy’s Aki Järvilehto on the Alan Wake forums. “We recouped our development and marketing expenses during the first 48 hours. And yes, we’re certainly very excited about PC.”

PC consumers who bought and downloaded the game have been in for a treat so far, as the Alan Wake title includes all the DLC, updated graphics and even support for 3D visuals. If you haven’t picked it up yet though, and are afraid of wiping out your monthly data cap in the process, fear not, as Mr Wake will be hitting shop shelves in retail form as well later this year.

See, well-polished ports of console games can sell well and be successful. I know that a few of my mates would just die to have games such as Heavy Rain, Red Dead Redemption and Gears of War 3 pop on their desktops.

Last Updated: February 21, 2012

Darryn Bonthuys

Word-slinger at Critical Hit. Inventor of the macho Swiss gym chocolate known as Testoblerone. That's...that's about it really.

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