'Massive' PS3 Red Dead shortage hits UK

Major UK retailers have today told CVG that they are running low on PS3 copies of Red Dead Redemption - blaming manufacturing problems and even a sunken cargo ship for a "massive" shortage in the market.

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gamesmaster3049d ago

I sold my ps3 last week, because i ran out of student loan, i nearly cried when i posted it.. arrrghhh!! then this game comes out and breaks my heart.

give PC release date plox xxx

DA_SHREDDER3049d ago

Its not just the UK. Its here too. Cant find a ps3 copy anywhere. 360 copies are everywhere. I guess they didn't think they were going to sell as much as they could have? Oh well, its your loss Take 2.

ELite_Ghost3049d ago

the british finally woke up

HolyOrangeCows3049d ago

It COULD be the case that they shipped out a lot fewer copies of the Ps3 version, expecting less.

Sm0k3y_Bac0n3048d ago (Edited 3048d ago )

Maybe, but GTAIV sold around the same on each console, so why would Take2 ship less PS3 versions of RDR? You could be right, and if you are right it shows Take2 have crap business acumen.

DMason3048d ago

If you had actually read the article, you would see that this has nothing to do with sales. Manufacturing problems and even a "sunken cargo ship" are the problems.

Illiteracy for the fail. Fanboyism for the fail.

Commander TK3048d ago (Edited 3048d ago )

It´s happening here in Norway too. There were no PS3 versions, but a ton of 360 ones. I even pre-ordered the PS3 version. God thing it´s Saturday tomorrow

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8thnightvolley3049d ago

i just got back from gamestation and over 5 ppl were turned away coz the was no more copies of RDR for the ps3... i wonder what R* is doing about this thou.. ps3 owners are buying the game heavily than anticipated

Disccordia3049d ago

It's not that PS3 owners are buying it more than 360 owners.. they have been selling equally well so far today. The store I'm in got 80 more copies on 360 than it's PS3 counterpart.

El_Colombiano3049d ago

That, my friend, is what we call a shortage.

Christopher3049d ago

Yeah, this isn't showing extreme PS3 sales, it's showing how much more emphasis R* put on the 360 version over the PS3 with regards to sales potential. Looks like they made a SNAFU.

catguykyou3049d ago

Well, no matter how you look at it, this is just not good for anyone.

Man In Black3049d ago (Edited 3049d ago )

From HMV in the Bullring. Awesome, AWESOME game.

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divideby03049d ago (Edited 3049d ago )

I was not expecting to go to the store and find 360 copies but no PS3 copies....that surprised me... and for some reason my PSN bud list has way and I mean way more playing RDR than my live bud list.. than again BC2 more is playing on my live list than PSN...wierd

talltony3049d ago

I have just as many friends on live as psn but only 2 have this game on 360 while 10 guys have it on ps3! Thats just wierd. I expected more to be playing it on 360.

divideby03049d ago

^ yea... wierd...360 version looks better, but yet it dominated my Live list so far

catguykyou3049d ago

Not a single person on my friends list is playing RDR for PSN but 9/10 people online last night on live were playing it. Might just be type of people that are on our friends list. The people I have on my PSN list are RL friends who I also have on my live friends list and people I met playing Warhawk/Resistance. People I have on my live friends lists are RL friends and people I met playing Halo 2/ 3, Gears, COD online. Different tastes based off the games that are being played?

Minimox163048d ago (Edited 3048d ago )

Yeah i agreed with that, yesterday when i came from work and 8/10 of my friends were playing RDR,one of them send me a message telling me when i will get RDR but my pay day its the next friday :(

renegade3049d ago (Edited 3049d ago )

Problems with manufacture wow this is great mmmm.They know ps3 version is selling like hot cakes.

Hellsvacancy3049d ago

sunken cargo? ill go swimming for my copy then

lucifon3049d ago

Apparently had quite alot of problems with suppliers etc for the PS3 version and I'm guessing manufacturing problems is why. Sucks if you only have the one platform :(

cayal3049d ago

Why? It's not as if the game has stopped selling. There will be more.