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Red Dead Redemption Sells Half Million On First Day

Red Dead Redemption has impressed critics and gamers alike, and so it isn't a huge shock to hear that it's flying off store shelves.

Although the game only launched this past Tuesday, it released to over 450,000 pre-orders and according to VGChartz, the "preliminary data" points towards a total of 550,000 units sold in the Americas on day one. Some analysts have been a little conservative in their estimates, primarily because Western-themed video games have never sold very well in the past. ...but then again, none of them have been even close to RDR in terms of overall quality and level of immersion. Furthermore, the game will release in Europe today, which means that total worldwide sales for the first week should come in around 1.2 or 1.3 million copies. This definitely flies in the face of some predictions that said the game wouldn't sell more than 2 million copies all told; at this rate, it'll break that number in a very short span of time. It may not sell quite as well as a Grand Theft Auto (even though RDR could accurately be described as GTAIV in the Old West), but that's only due to a lack of name recognition. The great word-of-mouth and high review scores should allow the title to be a blockbuster.

Well, it kinda already is. While May is a competitive month, we don't see much in the way of must-haves for the summer so by all means, give yourself a treat and pick up Red Dead Redemption. You won't regret it.

Related Game(s): Red Dead Redemption

5/20/2010 9:28:48 PM John Shepard

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Comments (36 posts)

godsman
Thursday, May 20, 2010 @ 10:11:17 PM
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It was misleading to hear people say this is a bad port from XBox. As this game looks very impressive on the PS3, much better than many good HD console games out there.

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Hezzron
Thursday, May 20, 2010 @ 10:30:44 PM

No kidding. You can't believe all the nonsense spewed out by wannabe video game "scientists".

Besides that, the PS3 version even had a few extras thrown in.

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mike rlz
Thursday, May 20, 2010 @ 10:57:33 PM

THANK YOU. differences are so minimal it becomes a matter of taste. doesnt even matter.

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Jawknee
Thursday, May 20, 2010 @ 11:47:31 PM

Matter of taste?

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iamnosuperman
Friday, May 21, 2010 @ 3:14:41 AM

I am not a fan of Rockstar approach to the PS3 there games tend to look murkier but I hope this game doesn't look like GTA but iI do hope it play (gameplay and story) like GTA

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Vitron
Friday, May 21, 2010 @ 10:24:48 AM

When someone takes passion & 5 years to create a game, Its not that really surprising.


FTW R*!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, May 20, 2010 @ 10:16:11 PM
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Glad to be one of those preorders but Amazon shipping is sure taking their sweet time. In a way I'm kind of glad there isn't much coming this summer because I've already got a lot on my plate and a lot less in my bank account.

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vicious54
Thursday, May 20, 2010 @ 11:01:51 PM

I preordered mine from Amazon but I picked release date shipping for $1 more and got it on Tuesday.

Cost me $65 total but got that $20 gift card coming plus the gold gun code, what a great deal.

Oh yeah, fantastic game by the way, great music and poker is a great way to lose track of time.

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godsman
Thursday, May 20, 2010 @ 11:12:30 PM

I preordered mine from Amazon, was one of the lucky ones where it's shipped within 2 hours of drive. I got mine, free shipping in 2 days. It's more like the wait to process. By process, I mean when Amazon feel like shipping the order rather than the actual shipping speed.

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Jawknee
Thursday, May 20, 2010 @ 11:48:21 PM

Ha! mine still hasn't arrived from Amazon.

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StangMan80
Thursday, May 20, 2010 @ 11:44:13 PM
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I preordered mine also and em' I glad. This game is amazing. I am very happy for R*. Thanks and congrates on the sells..

How did you get the gold gun code? I thought you got that in the game.

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Jawknee
Friday, May 21, 2010 @ 12:01:35 AM

Golden Guns if you preordered it from Amazon. They email you a code.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, May 21, 2010 @ 12:20:12 AM

Should I have gotten my Golden Guns code by now? They said they shipped the game.

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Jawknee
Friday, May 21, 2010 @ 12:23:47 AM

They emailed me mine before they shipped the game. I think TES said he got his code inside the box. Maybe yours is in the box.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, May 21, 2010 @ 1:52:32 AM

Better be. Do we get a $20 credit or a $20 gift card?

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godsman
Friday, May 21, 2010 @ 2:57:24 AM

Mine was in the box. A slip where you have to punch in the code in the game and not in the playstation store. Which means the guns exist in the game, just waiting for you to unlock.

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Jawknee
Friday, May 21, 2010 @ 12:33:46 PM

Not sure how to redeem the $20 back. Its a credit towards our next purchase. I asked Amazon how to redeem it but they just sent me to the Help page which wasn't helpful.

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BikerSaint
Friday, May 21, 2010 @ 12:02:38 AM
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Analyst Michael Pachter should have never wound up stampeding RRD's herd.....

...cause now he's got a 1/2 million mean ole ornery tobacco-chewing cowpokes using him for a spittoon!


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Robochic
Friday, May 21, 2010 @ 1:09:09 AM
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This is great news for R* and doesn't suprise me at all. My friend went to get it and alot of places are sold out. i told him he should of preordered it but he wasn't sure if it was going to be a hit or not since he rarely saw alot of info on the game.

Me I mighht just have to pick it up with my Gcard.

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Qubex
Friday, May 21, 2010 @ 1:23:39 AM
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FANTASTIC news for all concerned... well done R*...

Hoping to pick it up in the next few days :)

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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godsman
Friday, May 21, 2010 @ 2:54:20 AM
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This game actually has lots of mini games. Exactly what I am looking for. Gta got like 5 mini games. After playing 3 hours, I can say this game truly excels in mini games and graphics.

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Silent_J
Friday, May 21, 2010 @ 10:06:10 AM

Yeah I enjoy the mini games too. I did a challenge when someone said I couldnt shoot down 4 birds within a certain time,I did, then after that some coyotes start attacking me and the man ran over and shot both of them,I was suprise as hell when that happened.

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XxNoir
Friday, May 21, 2010 @ 3:45:29 AM
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I can't find the game anywhere!-everywhere i go its sold out grrrr.I want to play it already!

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Tim Speed24
Friday, May 21, 2010 @ 7:38:52 AM
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Make a good game = people will like it = profit for game developers, What a concept!

Or make another movie licensed product to try and get the quick buck $$$.

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ro kurorai
Friday, May 21, 2010 @ 8:23:00 AM
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Sweet, guess my amazon.co.uk pre-order was the right decision after all.
Can't wait. After Ben's review and this news article I guess I ain't gonna have no social life for the next two weeks (except posse-ing up with my buddies on PSN) ^^

Amazon's delivery estimate is to-friggin'-morrow.

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Zorigo
Friday, May 21, 2010 @ 8:32:19 AM
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Half a Mil?
Well done, but im not sitting here in shock, as Ben said. No wait, In one day, thats pretty effing good. well done RDR.
If something like Brink sells this figure, Doctor Who will have to fix the consequent whole in the space/time continum. And Maybe Hiro Nakamura.

I wanna know what GT5's slaes figure is gonna be. Is it gonna have a similtaneous worldwide release? If it did... ££££ $$$$ ¥¥¥¥

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___________
Friday, May 21, 2010 @ 9:12:51 AM
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no suprise there, they could put a popular IP on a steaming pile and it would sell well *cough* MW2 *cough*

anyway, im starting to think this ones actually pulled through, and really shining!!!
ill keep my optimism down till i play it tomorrow because R* have done nothing than disappoint me this gen.
but its starting to look like the 5+ year wait for this, and the unbelievable hype is actually worth it.

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Silent_J
Friday, May 21, 2010 @ 1:51:54 PM

It is worth it Blank line guy .you'll see,hope you enjoy .

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FullmetalX10
Friday, May 21, 2010 @ 9:15:33 AM
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Damn freerecordshop (from which I bought the game) has shipping problems again!
Now I'll be getting yet another game too late, I had to wait more than a week, a WEEK for Infamous, and they wouldn't give me a store copy.
Damn you freerecordshop!

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photo K
Friday, May 21, 2010 @ 10:41:49 AM
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yall convinced me, especially Ben's review. I just ordered it thru Amazon, can't wait!!!

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DjEezzy
Friday, May 21, 2010 @ 1:47:58 PM
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Game is Awesome. I got a rockstar developer this morning!!! I got the "Read Dead Rockstar" Trophy. I'm totally psyched!!! LOL. He wanted to kick me cuz i was talking mad crap for a second. I really didnt mean to offend anyone. LOL. i was just so surprised that i had done it. I just read about that trophy yesterday on here. And BAM!!! Got 'em. I did apologize and he didn't kick me. Ahh.. Oh well... what can you do?

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kraygen
Friday, May 21, 2010 @ 2:59:49 PM
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Haven't been on in here in a couple of days. Can you guess why? ;)

I love playing liars dice! Good money.

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FlyingKickPunch
Friday, May 21, 2010 @ 3:20:53 PM
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still can't connect to anyone online...:(

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Luiscosmo2
Friday, May 21, 2010 @ 8:10:49 PM
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Damn, Now I do got to get this game,well my birthday is cmoing up so might as well get this free=)

BTW Ben, Ads keep blocking the the left side of the article..Is that me or is it that you guys cant afford to pay for this site anymore you got to spam it?...Nah must be me can I please get help?

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Machony
Friday, May 21, 2010 @ 9:06:56 PM
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Just got it today. It really nails the 'living, breathing world' aspect they were hyping. The wildlife system is incredible.

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stemon
Sunday, May 23, 2010 @ 2:59:28 AM
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@godsman only game i can think of the top of my head that showed sucky coversion was bayonetta everything else multi plat been awesome on ps3:)

RDR is my game of the year btw :))

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