Red Dead Redemption Reaches 14 Million Copies Shipped
Rockstar's 2010 western hits another sales milestone.
Rockstar Games' 2010 western action game Red Dead Redemption has reached another commercial milestone. It's now sold-in (i.e. shipped) more than 14 million copies worldwide, which is up from 13 million.
Parent publisher Take-Two Interactive shared the figure this week in its latest "shareholder outreach" document filed with the United States government.
One slide from the document reiterates that Red Dead Redemption "rejuvenated the western entertainment genre." It also notes that the game's downloadable content, including the zombie-themed Undead Nightmare, was "commercially successful."
If the game's big sales numbers aren't already enough, there are a handful of other reasons to believe Rockstar will make a Red Dead Redemption sequel. First, Take-Two chief Strauss Zelnick has spoken of Red Dead Redemption as a "permanent" franchise, not unlike the James Bond film series or its own Grand Theft Auto brand, which has seen numerous releases throughout the years.
On top of that, the game's original developer, Rockstar San Diego, currently has a total of 42 open positions posted to its careers page. A desirable candidate for a gameplay programmer position would have experience developing player mechanics for a third-person game. The original Red Dead Redemption was a third-person game; this alone doesn't confirm anything, of course.
In other news about Red Dead Redemption, it's currently one of the most-requested games to come to Xbox One through backwards compatibility. Importantly, however, it's not yet been determined if the game will join the lineup of supported titles; that decision is up to Rockstar.
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