Friday, July 2, 2010

PS3 vs. Xbox 360: Red Dead Redemption's May Sales Ranks Per System: Chart Included

Quick Brew Info:
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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Chart Info:
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'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.

Critical Reception:
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 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 listed below:


  1. Bought for 360 due to the usual low quality of multi games on PS3.

    And comparison shown after gane release made me right.
    Unfortunately PS3 version is less refined that the 360 one.

    And on a 100 hours game what's the sense of going for 2/3 extra missions and pay this with a less good port?

    Prefer to play the base game in the highest quality.

  2. I bought PS3 version after a massive list of the bug on the xbox 360 version were not fixed shortly after the release.

    This game is fun.

  3. Bought for PS3 do to history of LOW Quaility Hardward performance from the xbox 360, didn't want to risk my 360 catching on fire again after just 50 hours of gameplay on a 100 hour game. very satisfied with the PS3 quality and how it leading the industry with the BEST looking and playable games, like uncharted2 and God of war, Heavy rain that is ONLY possible on the PS3!

  4. I bought the PS3 version for the exclusive content. The game looks great on my TV. Don't understand all this crying over game appearance.

  5. PS3 version is BETTER

  6. 360 version is BETTER

  7. @Steve:
    Do you know if the Xbox 360 version was in development first? Or, is it that developers have trouble coding for the PS3? I have heard comparisons of games, 360/PS3, that say what you're saying about Red Dead Redemption.

    I think it was Bayonetta that I remember reading had longer load times on the PS3, until a patch was released?

    @Anonymous from July 3, 2010 @ 5:21AM:
    I thought both versions of the game had bugs, and they had to release a patch to fix them?
    I thought the PS3 version was having issues with an exclusive outfit or something that wasn't unlocking do to the mission not ending?

    Was it both versions with a lot of bugs, and the patch released in June fixed them?

    @Anonymous from July 3, 2010 @7:42AM:
    "Bought for PS3 do to history of LOW Quaility Hardward performance from the xbox 360..."
    Kind of interesting, I received my PS3 for "free" because a friend had it, and it stopped reading discs. I think all the consoles this generation seem to have had more problems than last generation; just the Xbox 360 has had the most admitted prominent problem.

    @Anonymous from July 3, 2010 @ 7:46AM:
    While I was writing this article, I was trying to find when the first commercial aired for RDR, but didn't have any luck finding that information.

    I did see on the game's Wiki page, that is says the "Native resolution" for the Xbox 360 is "720p", while the PS3 is "640p".
    Is that correct? If so, that could be what people are talking about.

    @Anonymous from July 3, 2010 8:29 AM:
    "Keep the comments clean. :)"
    :) Happy thoughts.

    Thank you all for taking the time to leave comments/feedback on the story!

  8. @Anonymous from July 3, 2010 @ 8:14AM:
    "PS3 version is BETTER"

    Why do you think this? Or, KNOW this?

    @Anonymous from July 3, 2010 @ 9:32AM:
    "360 version is BETTER"

    Like the Anon above you, why do you think this? Or, KNOW this?

    @both of you, is there a reason to buy one version over the other now, or did the patch make both version run smoother?

    Thank you both for the comments!

  9. 360 best framerate, best res. General performance.

    PS3 low quality textures, jaggies, etc

  10. PS3 ver. of course $40 @ amazon

  11. Red Dead Redemption technically isn't a sequel to Revolver, but a "spiritual successor" as R* put it. They were heavily influenced and inspired by Revolver but they aren't supposed to be connected further than that.

    I got my copy on 360 because I saw video proof that the PS3 version had the usual multiplat problem that hard edges were blurred. This to me did not look as good as the 360 version and made me decide, along with the fact my friends are on 360, to not buy it for PS3 regardless of extra content.

  12. Bought the ps3 version because i traded in my Xbox 360 because it has not games to look foward too...

  13. @Anonymous from July 3, 2010 @10:53AM:
    So, the 360 version does have 720p native, versus the PS3's 640p I guess?
    If so, I just wonder why people hype HD, and 1080p, etc., when the majority of games aren't even supporting it.

    @Anonymous from July 3, 2010 @ 5:33PM:
    Did you get your copy new for $40?

    @Anonymous from July 3, 2010 @ 5:45PM:
    "Red Dead Redemption technically isn't a sequel to Revolver, but a "spiritual successor" as R* put it."
    Kind of like Red Steel 2 on the Wii I guess...

    Also, is there a reason Rockstar said the PS3 version seems to have ended up with visual problems on the PS3? Is the coding for the PS3 that difficult to learn?
    I just find it amazing that we are now 3+ and 4+ years into these consoles, and developers seem to have issues with porting games from one system to another.

    The Wii console I think shows a great majority of laziness(?) with developers. If they can't push Wii graphics in games, with the Wii's technology that is nearly 10 years old, it baffles me.

    @Anonymous from July 3, 2010 @ 8:46PM:
    Did you trade your Xbox 360, before you had a PS3? Or after?

    Thanks for all the comments/feedback so far! Anybody else buy the game that owns both a PS3 and Xbox 360? If so, what influenced your decision with which version to purchase?

  14. Bought a PS3 version. Because:
    1/ Xbox 360 bugs => Xbox 360 sucks
    2/ Bluray Disc => High Quality Graphic
    3/ Exclusive Content
    4/ High Review Score

  15. @Ryan:

    1) bugs occur on both platforms, so in your logic, PS3 sucks just as much as the 360.
    2) just because its on a blu ray disc doesn't mean its high quality. Because R* developed the game multiplatform means they can't take advantage of the blu ray disc space. Anyway, blu ray discs just give the developer more space on the disc, not necessarily meaning better graphics.
    3) exclusive content makes sense, sure.
    4) they got virtually the same score. This is because they are virtually the SAME GAME.

  16. @Ryan:
    We did talk about some of your points in the other comments ^above.

    The exclusive content I can see, but I'm not sure about the High Quality Graphic part.

    @Anonymous from July 4, 2010 @ 3:25PM:
    Yea, the native graphics output I think is 720p on the 360, while 640 on the PS3...which has me confused.

    Thank you both for sharing your thoughts!

  17. 360 breaks down to much to be considered a reliable console

  18. chickens version is BETTER


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