‘Red Dead Redemption’ More Than Redeems, Ships Millions

Published 4 years ago by , Updated September 4th, 2010 at 4:33 pm,

Rockstar 2K Red Dead Redemption Sales

So while the fact that quality games that are fun to play by respected developers that receive a big marketing push from a huge publisher and then receive solid reviews and continued word-of-mouth recommendations post release end up selling well might not be the shocker of the year, just how well Red Dead Redemption appears to have sold is still pretty astounding. 6.9 million copies of the western sandbox game have shipped worldwide.

And while ‘shipped’ does not mean sold to consumers and being played, and only represents the number of games sold to stores, math and common sense kind of dictates most of those 6.9 million games have been sold to consumers and are not just sitting in stores, secret warehouses, or landfills (cough, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial game, cough). Nope, people are buying and playing this game. That is right…

Millions Shipped and Sold Red Dead Redemption 2K Rockstar

Not too shabby for the sequel to Red Dead Revolver, a game no one really knew or cared about. Maybe this serves as a little comfort to all the guys at Rockstar San Diego that lost their jobs after laboring on the game for so long…yeah, probably not, losing your job always sucks, but at least they have a quality game on their resume — remember, I try to be a glass half-full kind of guy.

Are you one of the millions of gamers that picked this game up? I have to admit, it still sits in my yet-to-be-purchased pile of shame while the rest of the Game Rant team play it. I know, I know. I really want to play the game, I bet I would love it, but I just keep putting it off. I keep telling myself I do not want to get into the game until I have enough time to do the game’s expansive world justice… and so I wait, and I wait. And then as I wait, the game just keeps getting bigger and bigger with more and more DLC. What is a gamer to do sometimes? Well, hey, this means at least one more copy that might still be sitting on a shelf somewhere is going to get adopted and get a nice home sometime soon, so there is that right?

Red Dead Redemption is available now on PS3, Xbox 360.

TAGS: 2K Games, PS3, Red Dead Redemption, Rockstar Games

  • http://gamerant.com Phillipe Bosher

    Picked this up, completely fell in love with it, then life got in the way and I’m now in Mexico. I just don’t have the time to go back and finish it, and it really, really, seriously sucks.

  • Anthony

    It was tough to motivate myself to finish it, but towards the end it transcends the title of game and becomes experience. So great.

  • http://www.gamerant.com Jon Lavallee

    Spicer you should get it. I’ve barely touched multiplayer.

    I’m in Mexico too, trying to find the time to get through the campaign. It’s fun, but I get such ADD with the side missions and real-time happenings I keep putting off the main missions.

  • http://gamerant.com Andrew Dyce

    I have heard so many people say they got into Mexico, and the game kind of slows down a bit (blasphemy!). But I pushed through, and it turned out to be one of the most resonant endings to a game I have ever played.

  • http://Www.christianspicer.com Christian Spicer

    I know I should play it. It is next on my list, but Halo might have other plans.

    • http://www.gamerant.com Jon Lavallee

      True, Reach might take the front seat for a bit.

  • Daniel F

    It was a fun game but to me it was way over rated. I certainly didn’t hate it but I didn’t love it either. It had a pretty good story but the game play was very very dull and repetitive. I say you did good by your self waiting to purchase it. I regret paying full price to me it was only worth about 30$ tops

  • GunSlinger Smith

    I bought it, then played it then got addicted to it. Its fantastic. The mexico campaigns didn’t really slow things down at all. It may feel that way because you may spend time going from place to place. Felt damn big to me and all those cliffs made me go slowly, but it was fun. The ending was good, but its so good that i’m farming for achievements now which is something that i never do. I’m considering the DLC, but I cant decide.

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