Considering that Red Dead Redemption 2 was finally announced yesterday by Rockstar Studios, a lot of excitement has started popping up. So much excitement, in fact, that analyst company Cowan and Company has predicted that Red Dead Redemption 2 sales will break 15 million copies, even considering all the sales that came after the game was put on the Xbox One’s backwards compatibility list.
Something even more surprising is that Cowan and Company have said they may be understating that number. That’s right, the game may sell above 15 million copies anyway. C&C put this up to the original Red Dead Redemption’s critical acclaim and the reputation it’s gotten in the six years since its release.
If it really does influence the Red Dead Redemption 2 sales, it will be quite the achievement.
Considering that by 2012 the first game had sold around 13 million copies, it’s likely that Red Dead Redemption 2 sales will make an excellent showing, possibly bringing Rockstar even more money than Grand Theft Auto 5 did, even after GTA 5 broke a billion dollars in sales in the first few days of its release.
While there’s no real information about what will be in the game as of yet, the poster that announced the game apparently points to having several different protagonists in a similar vein to Grand Theft Auto 5. Whether this will mean that we’re part of an outlaw band or something else remains to be seen.
Either way Red Dead Redemption 2 is slated to come out late next year, likely on the Xbox One and Playstation 4. We can likely expect some new Red Dead Redemption 2 information sometime around E3 2017, but in the meantime gamers will just have to wait for any sort of details that Rockstar Games decides to show off, and when the game releases we’ll just have to wait and see if Red Dead Redemption 2 sales really do break 15 million.