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Red Dead Redemption sales increases by 6000% after announcing backwards compatibility

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One of the most anticipated news for users of Xbox One was the announcement of the arrival of Red Dead Redemption to the backward compatibility of the console, a wish that was fulfilled yesterday to unravel the game will be released this same Friday, July 8.

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Red Dead Redemption is indeed not very new, but there was now a certain sales boost. Since we learned that the title has been made backwards compatible, and even if it has been less than 24 hours for the announcement, at this time Amazon reported that sales of the game on Xbox 360 have skyrocketed to 6,000% in its standard version and 2,000% in its Game of the Year edition.

Red Dead Redemption is an acclaimed open world game set in the Wild West released in 2010 for PS3 and Xbox 360. It is considered by many as the best game by Rockstar so far and has sold over 14 million copies around the world.

In it we are embodied by John Marston, an old outlaw who is forced to clear his name helping the law to kill a gang of criminals. Both playable challenges that we find as the situations that we will live are a constant homage to the films of the western genre.

Note that all versions (normal and Game of the Year) will be backwards compatible along with the downloadable content.

According to Microsoft, the players have so far spent 100 million hours in backward compatible titles. In addition, the games catalog had grown to now more than 200 compatible games. Among the most requested games include Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 and The Elder Scrolls Skyrim, after this Red Dead Redemption was confirmed after a very long wait.