Red Dead Redemption Sales Soar After Backwards Compatibility Announcement


Red Dead Redemption – Rockstar’s critically acclaimed open world Western originally released on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 – comes to the Xbox One’s backwards compatibility service on July 8, and sales of the game have gone absolutely bonkers since the announcement.

Rockstar said yesterday (via VideoGamer) that, “starting on Friday, every Red Dead Redemption Xbox 360 owner will be able to play the game directly on their Xbox One, regardless of which version of the game they own (Red Dead Redemption, Undead Nightmare and Red Dead Redemption: Game of the Year Edition),” thereafter prompting the astronomical increase in sales you can see below on Amazon.


That 6,264% increase in sales you see isn’t a glitch in the system – that’s just how popular John Marston’s adventure in the Old West remains to be, six years after release. If you’re only just now hearing the news and struggling to find a physical copy, you’ll be able to grab a digital version off the Xbox One Games Store come Friday when it hits the current-gen console.

This isn’t the first time a backwards compatibility announcement has sent fans into a buying frenzy, either. A similar thing happened earlier this year when Call of Duty: Black Ops finally made its way to the service.