Red Dead Redemption To Round Up 4 Million Units Sold

May 17, 2010Written by Zak Islam

As Rockstar Games’ Red Dead Redemption edges ever so closer to its release date, gamers and pundits alike are already stating the game is a strong contender for Game of The Year. Now, an analyst is predicting that the wild west shooter will sell more than a whooping four million units in its first year.

According to Doug Creutz of Cowan and Company, his initial estimates from 2.2 million were changed to 4 million, and he also believes the next game in the franchise may not be released anytime soon.

Red Dead has been perched at the top of the online retailer best seller lists for several weeks now, and we believe it is poised for breakout success. Although this positions Red Dead to be another core franchise for Take-Two, given the time between Rockstar franchise iterations, it is possible we might not see another Red Dead title until the next console cycle.

Take-Two’s other big blockbuster releases for this year, Max Payne 3 and LA Noire have not yet been given any release dates, and Creutz is concerned the games may not be released within 2010.

Silence on Max Payne 3, LA Noire is deafening. With just over five months until the end of Take-Two’s FY10, there has been little to no indication that either title is ready for launch. Although Rockstar is presumably busy focusing on the Red Dead launch and could make announcements about release dates at E3, we are concerned that both titles could miss the FY10 window.

Red Dead Redemption releases tomorrow in North America and this Friday in Europe.