Red Dead Redemption’s Popularity Seems To Be Causing Problems For The Xbox Store

The frenzy around this six year old game is amazing.

Posted By | On 11th, Jul. 2016 Under News | Follow This Author @Pramath1605

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We already knew that the long awaited debut of Red Dead Redemption on Xbox One’s backward compatibility was going to be extremely popular and well received– in fact, sales of the game apparently went up before the game officially became available on Xbox One, once Microsoft confirmed its availability on the service.

But it looks like it’s been even more popular than anyone could have estimated, because right now, Inquisitr is reporting that the game’s popularity has caused such a surge in people attempting to access the Xbox Store, that the Xbox Store is having troubles. Seriously. The store pages for the game still seem to be having troubles, so it seems like there are simply too many people trying to get this game on their Xbox One.

Red Dead Redemption‘s availability on the Xbox One has been another feather in the cap for the triumph that is the backwards compatibility initiative on the Xbox One, and it has been one of the most compelling arguments yet for always keeping the feature around, going forward.

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  • kee1haul

    lol this happened to me. Fixed an hour later.

  • Doggystyle

    Its actually kinda sad, and really shows the state of the current Xbox One library when a 6 year old, 3rd party game is suddenly the only game that is in such high demand on the Xbox One, that it crashed the Windows store. Now that is pathetic.

    • super6646

      Damn, I thought you vanished from existence. But time to put off the nice face. What you need to understand doggystyle is that both the PS4 and XB1 face a shortage of titles for the summer. With the exclusion of No Mans Sky and Deus Ex, we having nothing to play (both those titles come in August). So of course there is demand for a game like this. But I’m sure you wouldnt understand, seeing as you have to pay to play your old games on the PS4, and how PS Plus and PS2 “backwards compatibility” is essentially dead. XD

    • Doggystyle

      I don’t pay to play my old games. If I wanted to be stuck just playing my old games I wouldn’t have bought a PS4. Who spends s300 to $500 on a next gen console just to play their old games again? The same idiots who would pay to play them on a PS4, and I ain’t one of them. Sorry bud, try harder.

    • super6646

      Nice. 3 alt accounts liking your comment just to “one up” me. And what exactly is wrong with playing old games? Its the summer season with virtually nothing in store this month. What is wrong with extra value being added to your console each month? Sure, most people don’t play old games on new consoles, but lots of people may have NEVER played RDR, and now they can again on the XB1. We get plenty of NEW games later, and getting B/C titles with them doesn’t do no wrong. Is it BAD that we get Fallout 3 with Fallout 4 as a bonus? I do not think so.

    • Troy Marcel

      We’re not that lucky.

    • Troy Marcel

      If your ps4 is so awesome why aren’t you playing it instead of complaining about anything Xbox related. Someone’s a little insecure.

    • Doggystyle

      The better question is why do you care?

    • Dave67

      More of a statement about this generation rather than Xbox. I got a PC, PS4, and Xbox One and the game I’ve been playing most the last couple of days has been Red Dead.

  • Mr Xrat

    Another hiccup. Why are people paying for this service again?

    • Bad wolf

      Keep up voting your own comment Sony rat.


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