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Red Dead Redemption Xbox 360 sales spike on Amazon

Backward compatibility announcement is the only answer.

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A day after Microsoft and Rockstar revealed that popular Western shooter Red Dead Redemption would be coming to Xbox One via backward compatibility, sales of the game on Amazon have shot through the proverbial roof.

Red Dead Redemption Game of the Year Edition is currently #1 on the site's Movers and Shakers list for video games, skyrocketing from 1,544 to 26 in sales rank (5,838%). The Platinum hits version of the game, which runs a bit cheaper, jumped from 690 to 55 (1,154%). The numbers cover sales within the past 24 hours.

It is unclear how much of the sales are new versus used, but if the game is doing this well on Amazon, it is probably doing similar sales on the Xbox Marketplace.

The move has been a boon for Rockstar, and could conceivable have similar implications for other developers wanting their older games accessible on the current-gen Xbox One, especially with MS doing almost all the work.

What games would you want to see become backward compatible?

 

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From The Chatty

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    July 6, 2016 8:02 AM

    John Keefer posted a new article, Red Dead Redemption Xbox 360 sales spike on Amazon

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      July 6, 2016 8:03 AM

      Take the god damn hint Rockstar, and get another RDR game going.

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        July 6, 2016 9:15 AM

        They already are. What you mean is release a remastered version of RDR to PC, as well.

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          July 6, 2016 12:36 PM

          YES ^^^^^ !!!!!! , man would #1 own in the PC GTAV engine all shinny and new.

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            July 6, 2016 1:05 PM

            I might pick up that up. I had it for the 360, and the game was good. But Holy shit I can't play with a controller. Never finished it.

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      July 6, 2016 8:15 AM

      Well if any shackers need to pick this up it's $7.50 on xbox.com with the gold membership and $10.49 if you don't have a gold membership.

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        July 6, 2016 9:21 AM

        Dang, Undead DLC is still regular price. Does that add anything to the game or is it just additional missions?

        I"ve got the GOTY edition on disk but I kinda want to just rely on digital for convenience.

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          July 6, 2016 9:25 AM

          I thought I heard Undead Nightmare was bugged and Rockstar never bothered to fix it.

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            July 6, 2016 6:05 PM

            I assume it's still busted, was fucked for years. It's fine if you have the disc version and can play it offline without any of the forced MP updates, which are what breaks it.

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          July 6, 2016 9:57 AM

          I don’t think UN adds anything to the base game. I think its just a standalone campaign/story right?

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            July 6, 2016 9:58 AM

            IIRC yes, havent played it since it came out though but I believe it has its own launch option from the main menu

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            July 6, 2016 10:10 AM

            Yeah, in case anybody is wondering I was looking over this stuff yesterday. I think this is the DLC breakdown:

            RDR digital download: Base game
            Undead Nightmare digital download: The Undead Nightmare standalone DLC (a new single player campaign)
            Undead Nightmare Collection digital download: Undead Nightmare plus 2 MP packs (legends & killers, liars and cheats)

            I'm fairly sure the Undead Nightmare download stuff needs the RDR base game, unlike the Undead Nightmare retail disk versions. Also, the retail disk RDR GOTY version still seems like the best deal, since it includes all DLC released for the game, more than what's offered in the Undead Nightmare Collection.

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              July 6, 2016 5:26 PM

              To be honest the multiplayer shouldn't be what people are going back to RDR for. It was fine at the time it came out but these days even GTA V's original multiplayer was better.

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      July 6, 2016 12:03 PM

      RDR2 is the new Half Life 3

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      July 6, 2016 12:16 PM

      I still haven't played my 360 copy... *ducks*

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        July 6, 2016 12:24 PM

        Ive never played it either, looked kinda boring tbh

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        July 6, 2016 12:21 PM

        The Keef correctly states "sales rank" here.

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        July 6, 2016 9:31 PM

        Did I miss the part in this Shack article where they talked about sales increase percentage or are you making an irrelevant post?

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      July 6, 2016 2:05 PM

      I bought the digital version for $10 last night anticipating the backwards compatibility update this Friday.

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      July 6, 2016 4:50 PM

      Is there any chance we will be able to use mouse and kb on a PC?

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      July 6, 2016 5:32 PM

      So bummed that my 360 died a month ago as I was really looking forward to replaying Red Dead Redemption this summer (after a GTA V replay).

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        July 6, 2016 9:37 PM

        You can play it on Xbone now?