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epicurean said:

Don't really care if it was a flop or not...it was a good game.  Probably my favorite 360 exclusive outside of the Mass Effect series.  Great story-telling and atmosphere.  DLC was great too.  Hope a sequel happens.


That's one of the most ridiculous things you can say if you think it's a good game. If this good game you enjoyed doesn't get enough sales, it won't get a sequel. You want it to NOT be a flop if you like the game. Sales matter.



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Definitely a flop. 5 years of development time from a studio whose past outtings comfortably sold millions.

It had so many problems though. People expected an AAA rating, then it wasn't recieved as well as expected. Marketing was nearly non-existant and it's launch was at a terrible time.

A shame for sure, at least it's gotten to a million, but at a bargain bin price. A sequel is almost guaranteed, Remedy need cash flow and after spending 5 years tinkering with an engine, they could produce a better sequel by 2012.



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SO IS THE GAME REALLY AT 2 MILLION ALL TOGETHER?



FattyDingDong said:

heavy rain sold 2 million weeks ago

 

So what exactly does this have to do with Alan Wake / thread?



Calmador said:
epicurean said:

Don't really care if it was a flop or not...it was a good game.  Probably my favorite 360 exclusive outside of the Mass Effect series.  Great story-telling and atmosphere.  DLC was great too.  Hope a sequel happens.


That's one of the most ridiculous things you can say if you think it's a good game. If this good game you enjoyed doesn't get enough sales, it won't get a sequel. You want it to NOT be a flop if you like the game. Sales matter.


Ok.  Hope it wasn't a flop then.  Glad we cleared this up.



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RolStoppable said:

It's still a sales flop in my eyes. Weren't they working on the game for like five years?

Now before you jump on me for calling a game that sells one million copies a flop, I'd like to remind you that I consider Super Mario Galaxy a flop as well.


So what, if you consider it a flop? Its not a flop period. Some people claim that GTA4 is a flop, yet it has shipped 20 million. 1 Million for a new ip is not that bad, its not super good, but definitely not bad.



mundus6 said:
RolStoppable said:

It's still a sales flop in my eyes. Weren't they working on the game for like five years?

Now before you jump on me for calling a game that sells one million copies a flop, I'd like to remind you that I consider Super Mario Galaxy a flop as well.


So what, if you consider it a flop? Its not a flop period. Some people claim that GTA4 is a flop, yet it has shipped 20 million. 1 Million for a new ip is not that bad, its not super good, but definitely not bad.

There are more factors to it than it simply being a new IP. It's not as black and white.

A new IP that took only a short time to develop from a relatively unknown development studio? Sure, that would be a great success.

This is Remedy, the former developers of the 7 million selling Max Payne, who have taken 5 years to get this title out the door. They went exclusive, and 'bet the farm' as they stated on this title being a success. 

As many others have mentioned the game went to the bargain bin fast, and you can check the sales on this site. They are dissapointing.



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Alan Wake is not a flop. There are thousands of games that go into the bargin bin, discount, etc. and don't sell anywhere near 1 million copies. Not to mention that the games is digitally bundled with the Xbox 360 itself and is available on Games on Demand. Sales may not have worked our perfectly, nor did they get the most money possible out of Alan Wake but it is not a flop.

Remedy said it is up for making more in the Alan Wake world, they released 2 downloadable episodes and the ending heavily hints at a sequel.

 

Alan Wake did not reach full potential, but it had legs and by word of mouth and good reception it managed to turn out into a pretty successful product.



I actully just bought alan wake yesterday from my work lol best 29 bucks lol



Its sold over 2 mil, continues to sell and has major DLC. MS would be silly to not fund a follow-up.