Red Dead Redemption 2 May Not Surpass GTA 5, Says Analyst

With over 90 million units shipped, Grand Theft Auto 5 is one of the most commercially successful video games of all time, not just for Rockstar, but for the entire industry at large. As per industry analyst Doug Creutz of Cowen & Company, though, there is a very low chance that any Rockstar game will ever surpass GTA 5’s achievements- and that includes Red Dead Redemption 2 as well.

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Thatguy-310244d ago

Of course it’s not. The GTA is on a league of its own and the title carries so much power with it.

FITgamer244d ago (Edited 244d ago )

More likely due the fact that it won't be launching on PS3 or 360. GTA V had the luxury of being on 5 platforms.

b163o1244d ago

Yes, and I see this becoming a trend towards the end of console generations. Look @CP2077, it would be wise to have this game multi generational, first its gonna sale like crazy when it comes out, second to have an upgraded version release on stronger consoles just add fuel to there sales.

I hate to say this, but this multi generational release may become the norm for GTA. If GTA6 comes out in two years which seems like a strong possibility, they've set themselves up to do it again....

VenomUK244d ago

Red Dead Redemption 2 is the next Rockstar game. They don't churn games out annually, they take their time - so it's hotly anticipated. But there's NO chance it can match GTA V profits, and it isn't because there won't be a PS3/360 version and saying this isn't a slight on the game! Quite simply GTA V has become a phenomenon. Last week it was revealed that GTA has made brought in over $6 billion and that is more than ANY movie in history. It's a cultural phenomenon that has built a reputation for itself over 2 decades. V has a great single player but also a thriving online edition. It's not realistic for any game to match this.

But don't worry fans, RDR2 will still kill it this Christmas.


joab777244d ago

This is very odd. GTA 5 is the best selling game of all time. And it’s foundation is as solid as it gets. It has the single best brand recognition of any non-Nintendo game.

Who the hell would think that RDR2 would ever surpass it? And it doesn’t need to. I remember when RDR released and we all wondered if a western setting would even sell at all.

PrinceVegeta244d ago

It most likely wont, mainly because of the scope of the online element.

xX-oldboy-Xx244d ago

Who cares if it does or doesn't? It's going to be an amazing game.

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smolinsk244d ago

Gta also had 5 or 6 games to hype it self to were it is now, only second game in the red dead redemption series.

TheLordOfStuff244d ago

Third, red dead revolver still counts.

It was sh!t.

smolinsk244d ago (Edited 244d ago )

Does not count, it's called red dead redemption 2 for a reason, revolver was something else, not open world and totally different in every way. But nevertheless a fun little game.

Nacho_Z244d ago

I never thought it would, for the same reason that westerns aren't as lucrative as modern action films.

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