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Update – Breaking News – Red Dead Redemption Delayed In South Africa

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Update: Megarom have given a statement, read more for the update.

Update 2: Kalahari have also given an update on Twitter

A tweet from local gamer and one of our readers, @uberutang stated that Red Dead Redemption was apparently going to see a delay in South Africa. We promptly got on the phone with Megarom – our local Rockstar distributor – for an official comment to see if it was true or not.

We also have some quotes taken from Zaps Online, hit the jump for the full story.

The deal seems to be that deliveries to retailers are only going out late on Thursday. What does this mean? Zaps had the following to say on their website:

Unfortunately the earliest that Megarom can get our RDR stock to us will be late tomorrow afternoon.

This means that there will be a delay on pre-orders that need to be delivered as these will now only be sent out on Friday morning and will be with on Monday.

You can read more on Zaps here.

Update: Megarom have given us the following statement with regards to the delay:

“Red Dead Redemption will be in stores on Friday 21st May”

“Stock is being sent out country wide on Thursday afternoon for stores to put their stock out on shelf on Friday”

So it looks as though the only issue may exist for people who were hoping to get pre-order deliveries on Friday. This basically means that if you have ordered and want your copy by Friday, you will just need to pick the game up from the store itself.

Update 2: Kalahari has given the following update via Twitter:

“RDR PS3 and Xbox LE running late — have made sacrifices to relevant gods & hoping to still ship tomorrow evening for delivery on Friday”

Last Updated: May 19, 2010


  1. Can South African suppliers ever get it right? If it is not a week early, its late. Never on time.


  2. uberutang

    May 19, 2010 at 13:52

    Why the Friday thing for SA? US was Tuesday….

    Like really, rather not put a date on things then for SA.


    • Bobby Kotick rides a zebra

      May 19, 2010 at 14:17

      Because… we’re not American? 😉 Just be glad that we do fall in The EU distribution zone, because if there was an African zone, we’d be hoping for a September release. Just the thought of African language localization is giving me a headache. More so, then the possibility of every single games character sounding like a presenter from SABC1 or every Afrikaans-dubbed game character sounding like Riaan Cruywagen. :getlost: :pouty:

      “What..? Africans play games? Ridiculous… they only ride zebras and lions”. :happy:


  3. Felicity

    May 19, 2010 at 13:54



  4. Bobby Kotick sees a silver lining

    May 19, 2010 at 14:09

    This suits me fine. I’m supposed to be working on a project this weekend, so at least that Red Dead Redemption box case won’t be taunting me over those two days…


  5. noFriends

    May 19, 2010 at 14:18

    does this mean that we will at least be able to pick up in store on Friday? I pre-ordered from BT, so they should have their stock in the shop Friday?


    • Reaver

      May 19, 2010 at 15:12

      I believe so. Well actually I sincerely hope so, since I pre-ordered from them as well.


  6. Gavin Mannion

    May 19, 2010 at 14:48

    In a conference with Megarom now about the issue.

    So far we have 95% good news, we will update shortly


  7. Dark

    May 19, 2010 at 15:23

    Yeap like the article says all stores will have stock on Friday barring a disaster of epic proportions. The delay may be from the retailer that has to ship out to clients in outlying areas. There is no reason stock wont be on shelves come Friday.


  8. Marna

    May 20, 2010 at 18:27

    I really REALLY hate South Africa when it comes to gaming!! NEVER ON TIME!!! :angry:


  9. changa

    May 21, 2010 at 13:45

    chill guys just pick it up from the store. you guys probably all have drivers licenses anyway…


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