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Red Dead Redemption 2 is expected to sell at least 15 million copies

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BETTER RED THAN DEAD! After a few days of teasing, Rockstar Games have finally revealed their next project: Red Dead Revengeance Redemption 2, a sequel to their best-selling western sandbox from way back in 2010. Fans have of course gone completely mental over the news, as the upcoming sequel is currently slotted in for a US Fall 2017 release date. Meanwhile, I’ll be sitting here giggling at the thought that people think that Red Dead Redemption 2 will actually be out next year. Heh.

Anyway, that news most likely had various other video game producers scrambling to make up an excuse to avoid releasing any game in 2017 near that time-frame. And for good reason. According to speculation and a quick gaze at a nearby crystal ball from research firm Cowen & Company, Red Dead Redemption 2 is probably going to sell an easy 15 million units when it launches.

The guesstimation from Cowen & Company via GameSpot says that Red Dead Redemption 2 has several positive attributes to capitalise on: A strong legacy, a dedicated fan-base and Rockstar’s reputation increasing at a tremendous rate over the last couple of years as well. In addition to all that Cowen & Company said that Rockstar’s last game GTA V sold well over 65 million units since 2013, which they reckon is proof of “increased concentration of unit sales in top titles since Red Dead Redemption’s release in 2010”.

Basically, that initial estimate is a conservative one.

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But the real money will of course come through the online side of things. GTA Online has been a masterstroke for Rockstar, as the online community has only grown in the years since release. GTA Online makes money, period. And with Red Dead Online trademarked, you can bet that Rockstar will be looking to bottle that lightning again with a western theme.

It’s all speculation at this point, especially before we’ve even seen a glimpse of the game in action. But that teaser is coming tomorrow, so tune in at around 15:00PM CAT to see what Rockstar has been working on. Hopefully there’ll be some Walker Texas Ranger DLC as a pre-order bonus, because I am a terrible person.

Last Updated: October 19, 2016

43 Comments

    • Ottokie

      October 19, 2016 at 12:09

      Now we are talking! xD

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

        October 19, 2016 at 12:11

        Warframe?

        Reply

        • Ottokie

          October 19, 2016 at 12:11

          Indeed

          Reply

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            October 19, 2016 at 12:12

            Easy guess really. That’s the only game they seem to play these days.

          • Ottokie

            October 19, 2016 at 12:12

            One game to rule them all!

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            October 19, 2016 at 12:13

            And In the end bore them to death

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 19, 2016 at 12:16

            Why are you bringing up NMS? Not cool. People are hurt!

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            October 19, 2016 at 12:19

            If I brought up NMS then so did @ottokie:disqus and that’s just mean

          • Ottokie

            October 19, 2016 at 12:19

            What’s NMS?

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            October 19, 2016 at 12:19

            A Lie

          • Pariah ???

            October 19, 2016 at 12:21

            Nightmare Shit

          • Ottokie

            October 19, 2016 at 12:16

            Play it like WoW with long breaks in between then it never gets old…except when they take my void away…NEVER TOUCH MY VOID!

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          October 19, 2016 at 12:12

          Warframe thread derailment in 3… 2… 1… 😀

          Reply

          • Admiral Chief

            October 19, 2016 at 12:12

            DOOOOOOOOOOOME

    • Admiral Chief

      October 19, 2016 at 12:11

      Who needs RDR when we have this?

      DOOOOOOOOOOME

      Reply

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        October 19, 2016 at 12:12

        Red Dead ReDOOOOOOOMEtion

        Reply

        • Admiral Chief

          October 19, 2016 at 12:12

          Almost time for Equinox!

          Reply

          • Ottokie

            October 19, 2016 at 12:13

            So that’s why you were spamming Tyl Regor so much

          • Admiral Chief

            October 19, 2016 at 12:16

            30 times at least

          • Ottokie

            October 19, 2016 at 12:16

            I was also around that mark before my minuscule RNG kicked in

          • Admiral Chief

            October 19, 2016 at 12:25

            Janee, the only thing worse than Otto-RNG is #7-RNG from Raptor

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 19, 2016 at 12:27

            Mine is a pretty pink & black. With the alt-helm she looks like an alien. 😀

          • Ottokie

            October 19, 2016 at 12:30

            I am going to buy my Nova a sexy tennogen helmet to get rid of that premium fly face xD

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 19, 2016 at 12:31

            Fashionframe FTW.

            Although it’s creepy when you’re waiting at extraction & some random is walking slowly around you, checking you out.

          • Ottokie

            October 19, 2016 at 12:32

            Happens like 90% of the time

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 19, 2016 at 12:37

            Not when I’m using Ember, everyone hates Ember. Almost as much as Simulor Mirages haha.

          • Ottokie

            October 19, 2016 at 12:41

            Titania with my Misa prime gets a lot of looks

      • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

        October 19, 2016 at 12:13

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          October 19, 2016 at 12:15

          I… er… posted that yesterday too. 😀

          (in discord though, to be fair)

          Reply

          • Admiral Chief

            October 19, 2016 at 12:15

            HAHAHA

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            October 19, 2016 at 12:18

            XD

        • Admiral Chief

          October 19, 2016 at 12:15

          You’d notice things more, if you actually open your discord!

          Reply

  1. Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

    October 19, 2016 at 12:08

    SOLD! SOLD! SOLD!
    Meanwhile on PC….
    http://img-9gag-fun.9cache.com/photo/aQM6PE8_460sa.gif

    Reply

    • Admiral Chief

      October 19, 2016 at 12:12

      Posted that yesterday!!!! Keep up old man!

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

        October 19, 2016 at 12:13

        It just seems like I’m omnipotent, glad you notice some times

        Reply

        • Admiral Chief

          October 19, 2016 at 12:15

          Some times?

          Reply

  2. Pariah ???

    October 19, 2016 at 12:21

    #HypeMustFall

    I sincerely hope this game sucks so that the lot of you get a stern reality check…

    Ok maybe not sucks, but this game won’t live up to the hype. Those who are hyped, now, already – you need to bring yourself back down to the real world. The world where large gaming companies see money over consumers, and in that tunnel vision can very easily make mistakes.

    Like Rockstar did with GTA Online.

    How long did heists take to release? How long was that after they promised it would be? What about log in issues, hacking, microtransactions and the like?

    But yes. Lots of people love Rockstar.

    Reply

  3. Archdruid Kromas

    October 19, 2016 at 12:27

    As a PC gamer I will unfortunately not get No Mans Redemption.

    Reply

  4. Admiral Chief

    October 19, 2016 at 12:33

  5. Avithar

    October 19, 2016 at 13:15

    In the eyes of a ranger,
    The unsuspected stranger
    Had better know the truth of wrong from right,
    ’cause the eyes of a ranger are upon you,
    Any wrong you do he’s gonna see,
    When you’re in Texas look behind you,
    ’cause that’s where the rangers are gonna be

    Enter Chuck himself…

    Reply

  6. Sageville

    October 19, 2016 at 13:56

    Sorry, but WTF!

    At least sangomas have bones to look at, WTF are these people using to make predictions…. the response to a single graphic?

    Reply

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