Red Dead Redemption was released on May 18, 2010, for both the PS3 and Xbox 360. The game released with a MSRP of $59.99. Red Dead Redemption is a sequel to the PS2 and Xbox game, Red Dead Revolver, which released on May 3, 2004.
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The chart above shows the sales ranks for Red Dead Redemption on the PS3 and Xbox 360, with data captured between April 24, 2010 through May 31, 2010.
I also included a few April sale ranks to show how both versions were charting then.
Highs & Lows:
The highest recorded sale rank for Red Dead Redemption on the PS3 was #2, first recorded on May 1, around 5:45PM. It was recorded at the #2 position twenty times in May.
The lowest recorded sale rank for Red Dead Redemption in May was #5, on May 4 and May 7.
The highest recorded sale rank for Red Dead Redemption on the Xbox 360 was #1, first recorded on May 1, around 5:45PM. It was recorded at the #1 position in Amazon.com's video game section sixteen times in May.
The lowest recorded sale rank for Red Dead Redemption in May was #3, first on May 23; then each time from May 27 through May 31.
The first review scores for both versions of the game started being published around May 17, the day before its release.
Red Dead Redemption on the PS3 currently has a review score average of 95.00%, based on 47 reviews.
Red Dead Redemption on the Xbox 360 currently has a review score average of 94.55%, based on 64 reviews.
(Agree? Or, disagree?)
As I mentioned in the "Quick Brew Info", Red Dead Redemption is the sequel to Red Dead Revolver.
While I have not played Red Dead Redemption, I did play Red Dead Revolver on the original Xbox.
I had a lot of fun with the original, and I liked the Western setting for the game.
The NPD sales number for May were just released yesterday.
Red Dead Redemption on the Xbox 360 ranked first, selling 945.9K units.
Red Dead Redemption on the PS3 was ranked second, and it sold 567.1K units.
I think it was interesting that Super Mario Galaxy 2 was released on May 23, marked with the lightning bolt on the chart, and after Super Mario Galaxy 2 released; neither version of Red Dead Redemption was recorded at the #1 spot on Amazon.com again during May.
The PS3 version of Red Dead Redemption included "exclusive" content, not found in the Xbox 360 version.
I thought the PS3 version's exclusive content would help it with sales against the 360 version, but that doesn't seem to have mattered a whole lot with May's totals now reported.
If you haven't seen anything of Red Dead Redemption, here's a video of two trailers from the game that I combined into one:
If you purchased Red Dead Redemption, which version did you purchase? If you purchased the PS3 version, was it for the exclusive content?
Is it a game you would recommend to other PS3 or Xbox 360 owners?
If you are interested in either the PS3 or Xbox 360 version of Red Dead Redemption, you can see prices for both on Amazon.com listed below: