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.
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
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.
the british finally woke up
It COULD be the case that they shipped out a lot fewer copies of the Ps3 version, expecting less.
H.O.C 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.
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.
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
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
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.
That, my friend, is what we call a shortage.
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.
Well, no matter how you look at it, this is just not good for anyone.
From HMV in the Bullring. Awesome, AWESOME game.
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
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.
^ yea... wierd...360 version looks better, but yet it dominated my Live list so far
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?
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 :(
Problems with manufacture wow this is great mmmm.They know ps3 version is selling like hot cakes.
sunken cargo? ill go swimming for my copy then
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 :(
Why? It's not as if the game has stopped selling. There will be more.
got mine this morning on the way to work and a free blu - ray
Huh,so i probably won't see my game so soon ://
Im getting mine this afternoon. Well, after reading this I HOPE I'm getting it this afternoon :(
My day today Argos -- No copies were stocked for ps3 or in surrounding branches Currys -- No stock at all for either version Comet -- No stock at all for either version Morrisons Superstore -- Only stocked 2 copies 1 for each console My local Blockbuster video -- Only stock of 360 available did not receive ps3 version Asda -- We are not selling this product in store Tesco -- Limited copies of PS3 version sold out last night (24hr shop) HMV -- Finally got the last copy for 39.99
Hmm, this is discouraging. I hope I'm lucky, when I go to the shops.
HMV in harrow are stocked deep, but if you don’t live near harrow then this is completely useless
as of 30 mins ago, HMV oxford street has it, i think i even saw some limited edition copies too. They didnt have anymore 360 limited editions left which is what i was after.
Best of luck my friend, i hope you can snaffle yourself a copy.
why don't you guys buy it on internet?i buy my games mostly from play.com, did the same with RDR(pre-ordered) on monday and got it yesterday:)no fuss,no shortage,delivered to your home.i use amazon sometimes as well,but i prefer play.
Try BlockBuster video mate, there normally an untapped source, there always my last resort
a sunken cargo ship? is that a joke
no, a Microsoft submarine sunk it with a torpedo
Microsoft learned their tactics from North Korea lol
Heylo I am in my class. I read your comment and laughed out loud, attracting awkward stares from even my professor. Thanks for that! Haha!
That sucks, they will be missing out. Really enjoying all the extras, I have barely done any of the missions yet.
so true:) i've read somewhere that main story takes 15 or so hrs to complete...but i've been playing this game since thursday noon and i haven't got far with the story.
but that said, I've been playing the game a lot. Haven't had much to do the past few nights so I found myself playing poker a lot in this game, for about an hour at a time sometimes lol
all aboard the continuing hype train.
to whoever made up that sinking ship story.
I am lucky I preordered mine. I won't get it until Monday can anyone confirm it the exclusive dlc is in the UK versions or is it just the US version.
glad i ordered mine from play tbh. got it earlier and looking good so far
Sent on Thursday, postie did not deliver this morning. Hope he hasn't bag it ;-)
In Europe, GTA4 sold 3x more copies on PS3 than 360. Should be int resting in the US though, PS3 has been doing REALLY good software wise, wonder who will win? I think it might be close.
you seem a little lost
But have more of R*'s fanbase. Lots of my friends say that all of R*'s games will do better on 360, so it is interesting.
I pre-ordered my copy yesterday, and when I did, the lady in the counter told me this exact story, except that it was widespread across Europe. She also mentioned that each store has about 5 copies of PS3 Red Dead. The new shipments will come Monday. Guess I'll just have to wait...
got mine from tesco online and arrived this morning. There is no sticker on the case about exlusive content though.
Thanks guys, I've got a few friends who are working in different areas having a look for me lol. London's covered,Sussex and most of Kent! Hopefully I should be ok and playing it tonight :) EDIT:Uh...this was meant to be a reply for further up hehe.
like someone above said, blockbuster is usually good for times like this!!!
had its whole RDR shelf- allocation emptied except for one copy this morning. The xbox 360 shelf was untouched with only one copy gone. Just sayin'. BTW love the submarine story, nice.
Not only that but it gave me an excuse to finally get Live and besides it has that slight graphical edge so why the hell not. It's sitting in my 360 right now installing to the hard drive as my 360 scratches discs :( Cannot wait to play this!!!
got mine from blockbuster an hour ago and they had no ps3 copies but guy said they got over 100 copies of 360 version and only 25 for ps3 . dunno what rockstar are doing tbh maybe making demand for ps3 version higher so people will cry out for it then they will release a huge batch and it will fly off shelves . i dont know though very weird
Those are the copies of Red Dead that where going to be sent to my country from UK! DAMN IT I WANT MY COPY NOW! Where did it sink? I'll go scuba diving for it!
Got my copy of RDR on 360 and i noticed that they had a banner at the desk PS3 version of RDR sold out", sucks if you have just the ps3 now since it seems like there is enough stock for the 360 version.
wow...well at least when the PS3 versions sells less, will be a reason beyond "PS3 SUXORz" still, this sucks =/
HMV in Oxford Street (Central London) has some in stock as of 45 mins ago, when I bought it from there. However I went to GAME first and they are totally sold out there. In fact ne of the employees told me all the GAME stores in London have sold out of the PS3 copy, but they said they have loads of 360 copies left.
Every single place in my town was out of stock, i went around searching everywhere. Even all of the surrounding towns are out of stock with the PS3 version. Something to do with Microsoft? /jks
At least it gives sales fans a reason one sold more than the other.
i work at morrisons where i live and i wanted to get red dead and they ended up selling out y they still had about 10 of them for the 360
I wonder how Microsoft sunk that cargo ship? Did they use a torpedo or maybe just a couple grenades? Maybe they cut a hole in the bottom of the ship and it sunk? Why are games being shipped on cargo ships anyway? Isn't this stuff shipped by air?
love the xtra content
This ALWAYS happens in Canada...atleast in my place. Hell, even Super Street Fighter 4 is still out of stock here for the PS3.
if RDR sells less on PS3, just watch fanboys gleeting over this little victory despite shortages on ps3:(:(
If that's the case then perhaps they should have lead programmed it on there too instead of knocking out this which is a bit like playing it through butter coated spectacles.. Still.. mustn't complain.. (it is still rather good though)
That's funny, just order one from amazon.com they have plenty!
I have been to 4 different shops today and all 4 had loads of RDR for PS3 and 360. The prices ranged from £39.70 to £49.99. I got the cheapest obviously. I live in South Yorkshire, England.