Xbox backwards compatibility update: Red Dead Redemption confirmed as sales skyrocket

Xbox backwards compatibility update: Red Dead Redemption confirmed as sales skyrocket

ROCKSTAR has at long last announced that Red Dead Redemption and Undead Nightmare are coming to Xbox One through Microsoft’s backwards compatibility program.

James Wright


Red Dead Redemption Backwards Compatible Official


OFFICIAL: Red Dead Redemption on Xbox One Backward Compatibility Coming This Friday


Following Rockstars announcement yesterday that Red Dead Redemption is coming to from Xbox’s backwards compatibility program this Friday, sales of the original Red Dead Redemption has skyrocketed.

The classic version of the game shot up 5,911% on overnight whilst sales of the Red Dead Redemption: Game Of The Year Edition, which also contains Undead Nightmare, has also increased by 2,114% at the current time of writing.

The monumental leap has seen the original jump to No.1 in the charts having priously been 1082, whilst the Game Of The Year Edition rose from to second in the charts having previously been ranked in No. 755.

As of this morning Rockstar Games are sitting pretty, with their open-world western current on top of Amazon’s hourly PC & Video Games sales chart.

Which shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise given that Red Dead Redemption already had 148,371 votes from the Xbox community asking for the game to come to backwards compatibility.

Rockstar has made it official.

Red Dead Redemption is coming to Xbox’s backwards compatibility program this Friday.

A press release from Rockstar reads: “Starting on Friday, every Red Dead Redemption Xbox 360 owner will be able to play the game directly on their Xbox One, regardless of which version of the game they own (Red Dead Redemption, Undead Nightmare and Red Dead Redemption: Game of the Year Edition).

“And for those who have yet to experience it, the game will be available to purchase on Friday from the Games Store on Xbox One.”

The game had mistakenly joined Microsoft’s library of backwards compatible games earlier this year.

The Xbox team later clarified that this was simply part of a test and only intended for internal purposes as there was no plans for it to launch to the wider public.

Now we perhaps know why.

Red Dead Redemption Screenshots


Screenshots from Rockstar’s open-world wild-west inspired action-adventure Red Dead Redemption.
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