wowzers. looks like red dead is continuing to hit the world by storm. while i continue to dick around with battlefield bad company 2 and wolfenstein, my psn friend list all reads ‘red dead redemption’. ppfft. i have never been one to succumb to peer pressure.
so far, we can conclude this one, solid fact: this shit is bananas!
on the day of release, i kind of figured it would be a big deal since it was one of the trending topics on twitter. legend has it that twitter predicted film success and also key news items. then again, twitter also loves that little jamima beaver girl – and we all know talk is cheap.
anyway. i digress. my point here is that this seems to be another hit for rockstar – the bitches who made you grand theft auto, bully and shit. cowen group analyst doug creutz [never heard of him either, but he’s apparently a big deal in the financial world], has raised his previous estimate for the game to take 2.2 million to now sell 4 million units in its first year. now, mind you, this is all based on what he calls “very strong pre-order demand”.
mind you, this could very well be the equivalent of the weatherman telling you that winter will be almost over because some rodent unexpectedly had to take a piss, and then the next week you are snowed in for days… but we’re sick of mysteries.
captainadventure, though, highly recommends it, as have various other folks i have spoken to. conversations go something like this:
people magazine: ‘dude, this shit is like grand theft auto and fallout 3’.
obnoxious gamer: ‘mmmmmm’.
people magazine: ‘…plus there are cowboys’.
obnoxious gamer: ‘fallout 3 plus gta plus cowboys…WHY THE FUCK DID YOU NOT LEAD WITH THAT SHIT?!’
methinks i will be buying it soon – the summer game drought is almost upon us. now THAT shit is bananas.