Alan Wake fails to ignite the charts

Alan Wake's first week sales are not as good as expected for this Xbox 360 exclusive game. Are the figures a wake up call for Microsoft and Remedy?


Some more figures to highlight the lower than expected sales are included (a comparison to GOD of War III and Heavy Rain) and enhanced the fact that the figures are for Europe only.

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ClownBelt2643d ago

And they say PS3 games don't sell well...

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qface642643d ago

this game is out? when did that happen o.O

MGRogue20172643d ago (Edited 2643d ago )

... You wanna' know why "Alan Wake fails to ignite the charts"??

It's because people in Europe aren't stupid.. we know exactly what we're going to buy before we buy it. :D

Alan Wake is extremely linear & isn't worth buying at the current price it's retailing at.

karl2643d ago

i hate that linear argument. being linear is a good thing for games like alan wake...

im not saying alan wake is a good game, nor bad, i havent played it but its an story driven game and it should be linear =S just like uncharted2 or gow3, 2 of the most amazing games ive played this gen..

ThanatosDMC2643d ago

The main reason why people hate Alan Wake for its linearity is because they said it was open world to begin with then changed their mind.

Misterhbk2643d ago

I hate that people say "being linear is grat for games like this"

but as soon as someone brings up a FF game is all "blah blah blah, too linear, too linear" gtfo here!

karl2643d ago

i dont think anyone said anything about FF in here

but im only going to say that what i dont like about FF (ive only played 13) is that the story isnt integrated into the gameplay.. u have the cutscenes and then u have the game totally split... not even combat is integrated into the world.. everytime something happens the games has to take out of the world breaking the illusion.

the game has no scripts .. everything is so empty for me.

still i would give 13 an 8 just cuz i like the story the relationship between the characters and the beautiful cutscenes...

Hudahudahuda2643d ago

Wow! Since when does linear mean bad? Some of the greatest games off all time are linear. Resident Evil 4? God of War trilogy? ring any bells? Alan Wake has some problems, but it being linear is not one of them.

PS360_372643d ago

UC2 which if I do recall got game of the year was as linear as Alan Wake.

Biggest2643d ago

It's strange. People that don't like certain consoles had issues with Uncharted 2 and God of War 3 being linear. They even went so far as to say the combat for both games was too limited and not fresh enough. Now Alan Wake has both problems and didn't seem to sell very well. Which sucks. New types of games on the 360 is always what I felt was needed. But I was wrong.

N4BmpS2643d ago

I too hate it when people say "this game is linear," as if that's a bad thing. Look any and everything well structured with a story is linear GTAIV is linear in story telling(the main story anyway) Uncharted/2, linear, GoW; linear, Metal Gear Solid, Halo(if you actually played the game for it's story)Mario, Fallout 3 and others a like are essentially Linear in some way.

Some people don't realize this but the only reason they may think a linear game is bad is because they heard some piece of crap journalist mention linearity in a form of disdain or disappointment. Essentially that person who listened to that D-bag journalist didn't have enough sense to disagree or develop his/her own opinion.

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captain-obvious2643d ago

i told you PPL dont hype this game too much
im still renting it
i'll do that after i finish RDR

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kaveti66162643d ago

Bungie was a 360 fanboy. I think he would be defending Alan Wake.

lelo2play2643d ago (Edited 2643d ago )

LOL... They are using vgchartz numbers.

88,177 units sold in Europe... no american numbers. What do you know, exactly the same numbers that are in the article.

Unbelievably. When are people going to stop using vgchartz sales for reference. Everybody knows their numbers are made up.

Better wait for official numbers to pass judgment.

Cueil2643d ago

VGChartz numbers are almost always within 10 percent of official numbers and they also have Walmart numbers that no one else has... their shit isn't made up and it's always adjusted when new data comes in.

Cueil2643d ago

No... notice that only Europe got it on the 14th... that was Fri... those are day one sales in a single territory. So next week will have US and Europe sales for the first week. Hopefully we'll see numbers on Tue or Wed

sid4gamerfreak2643d ago (Edited 2643d ago )

If the superior pc version was announced, their sales would be higher

GAM3R7l2643d ago

....getting tired of playing Crysis over, and over, and over, and over, and over again?

OrganicMachine2643d ago

I actually did that... that game had soooo much potential.. too bad it fell short on the gameplay department, I think their designers were too short minded..

I was doing some tricked out kills on Crysis like Hoping on trees and then shooting off koreans, confusing the A.I. by sprinting, killing one, then go invisible and then go around another A.I. and shoot it and Grab the last one by the neck and threw it over the cliff..

fun times..

ColdFire2643d ago

Oops yep, despite easily having more exclusives than both consoles put together, PC's users only play Crysis :P

Sm0k3y_Bac0n2643d ago (Edited 2643d ago )

No console gamers can't upgrade their consoles, but considering PS3 is going to have around a 10 year life span and in that time i'd have to buy at least 3 graphic card at £200+ and a load of other shit, i'm not going to go back to PC.

Also, I'm assuming Coldfire was being sarcastic and is a PC gamer.

ColdFire2643d ago

Dammit, I forgot to put a sarcasm mark. PC gamer here. But I do play console. PC exclusives of note this year, (not all).

Starcraft 2: Wings of Liberty
All Points Bulletin
Command & Conquer 4
Elemental: War of Magic
Guild Wars 2
ARMA 2: Operation Arrowhead
Storm of War: Battle of Britain
Civilisation V
Star Trek Online
Napoleon: Total War
Sins of a Solar Empire: Diplomacy
Silent Hunter 5
Natural selection 2
Global Agenda
Star Wars: The Old Republic
Tactical Intervention
Lego universe
Age of Conan: Rise of the Godslayer
Stalker Call of Pripyat
Heroes of Newerth
Mount & Blade: Warband
The Settlers 7: Paths to a kingdom
Victoria 2
Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad
World of Warcraft: Cataclysm
Forged by Chaos
Dawn of War II – Chaos Rising
Anno 1404: Venice
Diablo III (Might be 2011)
Deus Ex 3 (Might become multi-plat)
Supreme Commander 2 (Multi-plat RTS, so basically PC)
R.U.S.E (Multi-plat RTS, so basically PC)

mittwaffen2643d ago

Company of Heros - KING OF RTS.

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Army_of_Darkness2643d ago

that title alone sounds boring... If I didn't know what this game was about and saw it at a store, I probably would of over looked it...

it should have been called "Flashlight in the darkness"!!
ooOOooOh, gives me goosebumps already:P

Briefcase Joe2643d ago

but your comment made me laugh.

sikbeta2643d ago

Even If I'm not a x360 supporter, I'm here to say, don't care about the title, just:


That's it...

pixelsword2643d ago

I would say that the game may have long legs, just like Ratchet and Clank: a crack in time. It's not a bad thing, it may just take more time for the game to hit it's expected numbers.

Games4M - Rob2643d ago (Edited 2643d ago )

I would just say that Alan Wake was over-hyped and as a game is just a bit meh.

Imperator2643d ago

360 games are known for selling the majority of their sales within the first month. After that, they mostly just die out. Of course, there are exceptions such as Halo 3 which did have VERY long legs.

callahan092643d ago

Probably should not have released the game on the same day as Red Dead Redemption. I took the plunge and bought them both, but I guess there wasn't quite so many who did that. Personally, I loved Alan Wake and I'd have to recommend it to anyone who likes supernatural suspense and has a 360.

nupes982643d ago

I completely agree with you