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Analyst: Red Dead Redemption Could Hit 4 Million Sold

Considering the super high review scores, it will come as no surprise if Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption is a huge hit.

However, before the high scores and hype started to pile up, we're willing to bet there was some concern over whether or not the title would be a huge seller. After all, it's not about to sell a gazillion copies based on its name alone (only established franchises like Call of Duty and Final Fantasy have that luxury) and really, it was going to hinge on whether or not it could be labeled a "AAA product." But now that it has, analysts aren't afraid to make big predictions. According to GoOnl!ne citing GamesIndustry.biz, Cowan and Company analyst Doug Creutz has predicted total sales of around 4 million in the first year:

"Red Dead has been perched at the top of the online retailer best seller lists for several weeks now, and we believe it is poised for breakout success. Although this positions Red Dead to be another core franchise for Take-Two, given the time between Rockstar franchise iterations, it is possible we might not see another Red Dead title until the next console cycle."

Maybe not, but we'll certainly see another Grand Theft Auto, which means that if RDR really takes off and solidifies itself as one of the generation's best, Rockstar would be able to trade off between two top-quality blockbuster franchises. And if that's a distinct possibility, we most definitely won't complain...

Related Game(s): Red Dead Redemption

5/17/2010 10:51:19 AM Ben Dutka

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Highlander
Monday, May 17, 2010 @ 11:08:39 AM
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Well boys, I guess we better mount up, and head 'em off at the pass.

Lot's of 'analysts say' stories this week.

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Wage SLAVES
Monday, May 17, 2010 @ 11:27:33 AM

You can certainly mark a tally for me. This was totally off my radar until last month or so...now I can't wait!!!

Yee-haaw!!!

Ahem, I'm from Texas so um...er...that kinda suited me...

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Geobaldi
Monday, May 17, 2010 @ 6:52:40 PM

Head 'em off at the pass?

I hate that cliche!

*shoots you in the foot*
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Couldn't let a good Blazing Saddles opportunity go to waste lol

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nath08
Monday, May 17, 2010 @ 11:12:31 AM
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Could? Sir, there is no 'could' about it :P I'm getting it before launch :)

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SILVERAMMO
Monday, May 17, 2010 @ 11:24:50 AM
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im getting it so im contributuing

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Slick Rick
Monday, May 17, 2010 @ 11:44:08 AM
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When will we get the review ben ?

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ColTater
Monday, May 17, 2010 @ 11:52:05 AM
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My copy shipped today. Giddy up.

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mike rlz
Monday, May 17, 2010 @ 12:04:35 PM
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I believe it cause its rockstar!

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maxpontiac
Monday, May 17, 2010 @ 12:11:55 PM
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Well.. I did my part to help this happen. After I saw a few reviews, I picked up 2 copies of it.

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Alienange
Monday, May 17, 2010 @ 12:53:36 PM

Really?

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maxpontiac
Monday, May 17, 2010 @ 1:55:25 PM

Yes sir. My teenage son and I plan to play it.

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Alienange
Monday, May 17, 2010 @ 2:01:18 PM

Next you'll tell me you have two PS3s...

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Qubex
Monday, May 17, 2010 @ 4:32:38 PM

Of course he does :) Maybe 3?

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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FullmetalX10
Monday, May 17, 2010 @ 5:54:32 PM

Or even ONE HUNDRED PS3's, if you know what I mean.

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Jawknee
Monday, May 17, 2010 @ 8:13:03 PM

Don't we all?

:P

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Banky A
Tuesday, May 18, 2010 @ 12:00:52 AM

Actually, Max does have more than 1 PS3 ;D
One for every family-type room if I remember.

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DeathOfChaos
Monday, May 17, 2010 @ 12:21:47 PM
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"...given the time between Rockstar franchise iterations, it is possible we might not see another Red Dead title until the next console cycle."

Something just tells me that statement may be true because they probably wont NEED another one until the next round of new consoles.

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aaronisbla
Monday, May 17, 2010 @ 12:34:14 PM
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Its been pulling in reviews of no less than 90's with the exception of one from Eurogamer that strangely is only counted for the ps3 version.

Its also been said that the games are identical, so all those who were paranoid can stop being so now. So the main difference is the ps3 has some exclusive items.

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Shams
Monday, May 17, 2010 @ 3:25:00 PM

I've noticed that, too. On top of that, you'll see some reviews on a ps3 game would be listed as a '75' for example, only to see the actual review score to be a 'B' or an '8.5/10'. Are these examples of Metacritic purposely skewing scores in favor of 360, or just occasional errors that might as well happen on the 360 reviews? I don't know. I'm too busy enjoying my games that I couldn't care too much, anymore.

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Alienange
Monday, May 17, 2010 @ 12:55:06 PM
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That's silly. With the game engine done, R* could pop out another RDR in two years. Of course, I still think this console generation will last longer than the last.

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ace_boon_coon
Monday, May 17, 2010 @ 2:45:50 PM

noboday can afford to put out a new console besides nintendo. but we don't need a new system for years to come

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godsman
Monday, May 17, 2010 @ 12:57:21 PM
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Assassin's Creed got around 6 million just the holidays i think. This game should be bigger than that.

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Qubex
Monday, May 17, 2010 @ 4:37:00 PM

Possibly Gods, but it's questionable. It depends how popular the western genre is currently amongst gamers, anyway, sales figures will show this soon. It's a Red Dead year.

Q!

"play.experince.enjoy"

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kraygen
Monday, May 17, 2010 @ 1:54:12 PM
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Everyone I know with a console is getting it. Definitely me included.

I will look for you all on the open trail, you shall not see me, but you will know I am there. My lead will find you. Muahahahaha!

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tlpn99
Monday, May 17, 2010 @ 1:56:59 PM
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I thought this may do well like Call Of Duty and Final Fantasy as it has the Rockstar name on it ?

Maybe I am wrong I knew as soon as I seen it it was a day 1 purchase for me though.

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Alienange
Monday, May 17, 2010 @ 2:03:18 PM
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With the shipping and all that nonsense I won't be getting RDR until next Monday. Oh well...

It'll still be the best golden gun posse this side of Amazon!

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Naztycuts
Monday, May 17, 2010 @ 2:05:19 PM
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Whats with everyone acting surprised that RDR is going to do well? Red Dead Revolver was superb on the ps2, so why is everyone acting like a R* game selling well is something new? Seriously who looks at an awesome game like the original Red Dead and says "I bet the sequel flops"? It's common sense! Certain studios are going to give you top quality games time and again. R*, Insomniac, Naughty Dog, and your Kojima productions of the world just to name a few.

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Zorigo
Monday, May 17, 2010 @ 2:34:34 PM

i think its because we haven't seen an excellent western shooter, i mean we've seen everything else, from racers to sims and shooters and action/adventure games and so on, but nothing that is a truly blow out western game.

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OtisFeelgood
Monday, May 17, 2010 @ 2:10:31 PM
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I'll be picking up my copy tonight at midnight. :D

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kraygen
Monday, May 17, 2010 @ 11:40:23 PM

lucky jerk! ;)

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Zorigo
Monday, May 17, 2010 @ 2:33:17 PM
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This looks to be good, and if i had enough money or time to spare i would. maybe this summer, but GT5 and Brink (if its any good) are where my money's at.
Hopefully a steering wheel aswell but...

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Hezzron
Monday, May 17, 2010 @ 2:45:26 PM
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I can't wait for this to arrive.

If you want to find me online, I'll be the drunk at the whorehouse.

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Qubex
Monday, May 17, 2010 @ 4:40:05 PM

Lol Hezzron, just don't get a bullet to the head during a gun fight, even if you are just an innocent standbyer...

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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kraygen
Monday, May 17, 2010 @ 11:41:34 PM

I'll be the one killing everyone in the street outside of the whorehouse and everywhere else in town. Lol being evil in games keeps me from being evil in real life. . . . well mostly.

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preppybeats
Monday, May 17, 2010 @ 3:43:38 PM
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can count me in.....this game has had me psyched since last year....was sad even when it went from april to may, but if it means less bugs, im cool with that! Westerns are fun, i really did like Call of Juarez 2, only because it was a nice change of pace from modern weapons to wild west weapons.....Lets go!!

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natho86
Monday, May 17, 2010 @ 4:12:45 PM
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Man im goin to be busy this week, just got Mod Nation racer and i cant put it down and i have 3 days until RDR comes out.

Its good to be a gamer this week!

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BikerSaint
Monday, May 17, 2010 @ 4:14:48 PM
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This mangy cowpoke will surly be checking out the Salons & some free-spirited gals!

Oh, and Pinkerton agency......beware!!!

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Qubex
Monday, May 17, 2010 @ 4:42:28 PM

Great Avatar BikeSaint... U should make a colleection of these photographs called "cool dogs"...

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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Rings0fUranus
Monday, May 17, 2010 @ 4:48:43 PM
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see you at the chuck wagon, y'all

i think i'll watch blazing saddles tonight...you know, to set the mood. :)
(the farting scene is epic)

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Shams
Monday, May 17, 2010 @ 6:10:29 PM

Is that the scene where they were sitting around a camp fire eating beans? I guess I understand where the title of the movie comes from. I've never seen it, but I walked in while my father was watching it, just at the scene. Rediculously epic.

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Rings0fUranus
Monday, May 17, 2010 @ 6:41:06 PM

yep, that's the one! man, you gotta watch that movie sometime. an all-time classic. :)

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BikerSaint
Tuesday, May 18, 2010 @ 2:15:57 AM

Qubex,
LOL, I do.
I have a whole folder filled with K-9's

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, May 17, 2010 @ 6:06:00 PM
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I'm your huckleberry.

Last edited by WorldEndsWithMe on 5/17/2010 6:06:06 PM

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MyWorstNightmar
Monday, May 17, 2010 @ 6:27:26 PM

You had to edit that?

Ok, I will too.

Last edited by MyWorstNightmar on 5/17/2010 6:27:55 PM

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Rings0fUranus
Monday, May 17, 2010 @ 6:43:13 PM

tombstone was a great movie, too. doc holliday ftw!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, May 17, 2010 @ 7:51:32 PM

needed a period :)

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Geobaldi
Monday, May 17, 2010 @ 6:53:59 PM
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Seeing as how both Gun, and Red Dead Revolver both sold around 1.5 million copies each, this one should be able to surpass those numbers in the very least.

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Jawknee
Monday, May 17, 2010 @ 8:10:43 PM
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I wouldn't be surprised. With the hype this game has received. Its going to be a grand time.

For those who get it tomorrow, have fun! ill be waiting a few more days until my copy from Amazon arrives. :(

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eLLeJuss
Monday, May 17, 2010 @ 8:21:52 PM
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Lol 4 million? They expect too much. I'd say around 2 million which is alot already.

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StangMan80
Monday, May 17, 2010 @ 8:38:13 PM
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Oh they'll get 4 million.
I preorderd mine couple of weeks ago so I'll be picking it up tomarrow, Can't wait.

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DazeOfWar
Monday, May 17, 2010 @ 10:31:53 PM
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I can't wait to pick this up. This will probably be my main game for quite a while. I love westerns and since this will probably be the best western game since it's predecessor I'm all in. Mount up.

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Robochic
Tuesday, May 18, 2010 @ 12:16:55 AM
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My friend is really looking forward to this game.

I'll just have to check it out once he gets it.

Giddy Up.

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Shams
Tuesday, May 18, 2010 @ 1:04:45 AM
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Just picked me up a copy. Visuals are mesmerizing and crisp and a marked improvement over GTA4, which say a lot.

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chedison
Tuesday, May 18, 2010 @ 3:50:49 AM
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Finally just put the controller down... It's 5am and I didn't even notice the time go by haha.

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JBLAZE
Tuesday, May 18, 2010 @ 1:27:18 PM
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ahhhhhhhhhhh just pick up my copy, want to leave work but i cant till five. this sucks.

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