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