Red Dead Redemption Smokes the Competition

Red Dead Redemption is the leading contender for Game of the Year. The game received amazing reviews (we gave it a perfect score!), combined with phenomenal sales. But how has John Marston fared against the rest of his competition in 2010 thus far? With the year being halfway over, we’re taking a quick gander at which games have sold the most up until this point in the year, according to NPD. Check out which games came out on top…

Red Dead Redemption is sitting pretty (and gritty) on top. Despite a huge buzz from the gaming media, many wouldn’t have believed that the wild west shooter would topple the likes of New Super Mario Bros, Modern Warfare 2, Battlefield Bad Company 2, and every other game released in or before 2010.

Other notables on the list is Modern Warfare 2 sitting at number 3, just one slot ahead of FPS competitor Battlefield Bad Company 2. This isn’t a real surprise since Modern Warfare 2 is very popular, but with it selling so much around the holidays last year you would think that due to the market being fully saturated already, that Battlefield could have topped it.

We’re going to go out on a limb here and say that nothing will be able to catch up to Red Dead Redemption and the Kentucky Saddler Marston has rode to the top of the sales chart, at least not in 2010. What games, if any, do you think will be able to knock Rockstar’s gem out from the top spot? Let us know in the comments below!