In a recent shareholder outreach document provided by Take-Two Interactive to the U.S. government, it was pointed out that Red Dead Redemption for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 had surpassed 14 million unit sales. Good going, John.
Despite its release five years ago in 2010, it’s unfortunate to know that it never in fact reached the pc, a disappointing effort on Rockstar Games’ part, considering the game’s popularity. It spurred on an interesting DLC as well in the form of the Undead Nightmare, which fans loved. I personally always looked at Read Dead Redemption as ‘Grand Theft Auto Zero’, replacing the cars with horses.
This week it was also revealed that Grand Theft Auto V has topped 54 million units shipped, across both last gen platforms, current gen, and pc. That is a whopper amount, although you can accept that a lot of these sales include repeat purchases, whether last gen to current, last gen to pc, or current to pc. Either way, it’s still 54 million units in its two year existence on the shelves.
With the success of Grand Theft Auto in general, reporting the series to have shipped 220 million units across each of the main titles and spin-offs like Chinatown Wars, it would make sense for Rockstar to just do another GTA title, wouldn’t it? The thing is though, Rockstar have a pretty good catalogue of titles, including Red Dead, LA Noire and Bully to name a few. Variety is the spice of life, and if they were to focus on one franchise only, it would get boring fast.
A previously released leak of a Red Dead sequel was posted on Reddit, with a title of ‘Red Dead Redemption 2: Legends of The West.‘ Ubisoft also released a survey, asking those who answered it if they would plan on buying ‘Skyrim 2’ or ‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ next. Interesting, considering Ubisoft have no connection to either titles or developers.
[Source: PlayStation Universe]