Yesterday, Rockstar Games announced that Red Dead Redemption would be available to play on Xbox One using the platform’s now one year old backwards compatibility feature. Red Dead will be available this Friday, and you can pick it up digitally for a few quid during the Xbox Ultimate Game Sale.
With the great news however, comes some even more interesting news. According to VG247, ” sales of the Xbox 360 title have risen by over 6,000% in the last 24 hours following the backwards compatibility announcement, while sales of the Game of the Year Edition are up by over 2,000%.”
That’s according to Amazon’s online store for games, which shows how much people really want to play Rockstar’s 2010 classic all over again. It might be quicker to buy it digitally with its 75% discount to boot. Unfortunately, Red Dead Redemption won’t be available to buy through the Xbox One until Friday, when it goes live in the store, but head over to Xbox.com or the above link to buy it now, and install on Friday.
We saw a similar rise in sales as well as a price hike for Call of Duty: Black Ops when that became backwards compatible on Xbox One back in May.