With the announcement of Red Dead Redemption 2 being made earlier today, the gaming world is now officially gearing up for the long-awaited sequel to the smash hit from 2010. The sequel will undoubtedly be a huge success when it does launch next year, though now we’re getting some predictions from analysts regarding just how big.
Research firm Cowen & Company has predicted that the game will sell over 15 million units, though they also note that they may be low-balling it with that number. They claim this is due to the fact that the first game was met with critical acclaim and its reputation has grown over the years, which could result in even bigger sales for the sequel.
Sales for the first Red Dead Redemption have not been released since February of 2012, but at that point it had sold over 13 million copies. Seeing as the game originally launched in 2010, it stands to reason that it has sold much more in the meantime.
Red Dead Redemption 2 is set to launch for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in the Fall of 2017, with no PC version being announced. However, following the console-exclusive announcement, a petition has since been started to get a PC version of the game made.