Red Dead Redemption 2 is a highly anticipated game of 2018 and it is reported that the game will be able to beat both Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 and the upcoming Battlefield V. This is a bold claim indeed by NPD’s Mat Pistacella has predicted that Red Dead Redemption 2 will become the best selling game of 2018.
Red Dead Redemption 2 will be followed by Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, Battlefield V, NBA 2K19 and Far Cry 5 respectively. While this is a bold claim would you really be surprised if Red Dead Redemption 2 beat the competition? It is a Rockstar game after all. According to Pistacella:
In a very tight race, Red Dead Redemption 2 will edge out Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 to be both the best-selling game of Q4, and 2018’s best-selling game of the year.
That is not the only claim that he made. He also predicted that with the new Pokemon games coming out, Nintendo Switch will become the best selling console of 2018. This would make sense as Pokemon is indeed a console seller and the PS4 and Xbox One have been out for a long time now. The people that wanted a current generation console already have one.
Driven by the launches of Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu!, Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee! and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Nintendo Switch will be the best-selling console of the fourth quarter in unit sales, while also elevating the platform to be the best-selling console of the year.
The other highlights of the report are as follows:
- By the end of 2018, the time aligned the installed base of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One will surpass PlayStation 2 and Xbox by 6% and will be ahead of the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 by 30% at the very least.
- Spending on subscriptions will increase through 2018.
These are interesting insights and I for one am interested in checking out Red Dead Redemption 2. It might meet expectations and come out on top as the best selling game of 2018. I would not be surprised if it beat the rest of the games mentioned here on hype alone.
Let us know what you think about Red Dead Redemption 2 and whether or not you are interested in playing the game when it comes out on October 26, 2018.