Red Dead Redemption 2 to Sell 12 Million Copies
Red Dead Redemption 2 will be a massive hit when it will hit stores in 2017. According to Macquarie Securities analyst Ben Schachter. Rockstar Games highly anticipated open-world western may be selling over 12 million copies during Take-Two’s second fiscal quarter.
Schacter told Games Industry that the game’s announcement was one of the key factors in his prediction:
Notably, in its first hour, the announcement received 54K likes and 61K retweets on Twitter, 152K likes and 52K comments on Facebook, and 65K likes on Instagram. We think this demonstrates significant pent-up demand and interest for the sequel.
Red Dead Redemption 2’s announcement was well received and why not fans were waiting for this news for years, In fact, we already had a glimpse of this when Red Dead Redemption became available on Xbox One through backward compatibility; this led to a huge increase in sales.
The analyst also predicts that a PC version could be released in early 2018, which seems to line up with Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter‘s similar prediction. 12 million copies spread across three platforms definitely seems like a doable number and I am certain it will sell even more. The original Red Dead Redemption sold over 14 million copies in the five years since release without coming out on PC at all. Now get your cowboy hat out we are soon going into the wild west once again.