Red Dead Redemption Players Murder 132 Million People in Two Weeks

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Red Dead Redemption Players Murder 132 Million People in Two Weeks

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Statistics released by Rockstar have opened the lid on the various transgressions of Red Dead Redemption players.

In the first two weeks of Red Dead Redemption's release, players killed enough people to depopulate Texas five times over, spent over three billion dollars, and made a very serious attempt to make wolves extinct. They also stole 1.9 million horses, and shot nearly 6 million hats in duels.

These numbers are part of an infographic based on statistics gathered from around 2.5 million players - if numbers extrapolated from the number of times people were trampled by horses are accurate - by Gamespy's ATLUS tracking service. Players accumulated 14 million hours of play time in those first two weeks, which is the equivalent of more than 3,700 years, and averages at just over 5 hours per player.

It's interesting to see how people are playing the game, especially when you start working some of the numbers backwards and seeing what they say about the 'average' player, and how that experience aligns with your own. It would be fascinating to see these kind of stats in a MMOG like World of Warcraft, or a sandbox game with a more open focus like The Sims and get an insight into how people play when they have so many options.

Source: Gamasutra

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It makes the game that much more humorous when I picture it populated by drunks shooting wolves from the train. And cows.

Damn that's a lot of cows.

Logan Westbrook:
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132 million people... dead?

O.O

THE HORROR!

I love these kind of stats.

Like the battlefield 2142 stats that after 2 weeks said people had been playing online for 2000 years or so cumulative.

Always fun to read. ;)

I certainly contributed to depopulating the cows and coyote population.

The game remains hilarious, too bad Free Roam doesn't capture that essence. I wish I could play Liar's Dice with my friends.

See, video games don't make us violent! I have a hard time imagining that 132million would be killed in real life if Live went offline for two weeks...
Poor wolves though, they deserve it less than those bloody mountain lions...

I wonder how many of those deaths were from hogtied women on train tracks. If I played the game, it would be 75% or so of my kills.

And yes, I would twirl my imaginary long thin evil mustache.

Why am I not surprised?

132 million...

I'm no historian, but I have a feeling that's more than the entire population of the USA at that point in time, or at least the Western USA.

i hit someone with a stagecoach. does that make me bad too?

Why do I see the military suddenly looking at that statistic and thinking "Hey, maybe these gamers have potential?"

Yay, we managed to kill more than WW2! In 2 weeks!

WanderFreak:
It makes the game that much more humorous when I picture it populated by drunks shooting wolves from the train. And cows.

Damn that's a lot of cows.

No that's a lot of steak.

MMMMMM!!!!

Furburt:
Why do I see the military suddenly looking at that statistic and thinking "Hey, maybe these gamers have potential?"

Yay, we managed to kill more than WW2! In 2 weeks!

Wow, now that you put it that way, it's kind of horrifying...

Oh well, it's just a game. And how many people in world war two do you think tied women to train tracks?

I always like to know things like this, I wish more game companies would give us this information. I wonder how many people have shot their own horse while riding it, I know I'd have at least one to add to that tally.

Haha awesome

thethingthatlurks:
See, video games don't make us violent! I have a hard time imagining that 132million would be killed in real life if Live went offline for two weeks...
Poor wolves though, they deserve it less than those bloody mountain lions...

No no bears deserve it a lot more - lost all my named horses to those dam things...

6 million hats in duels though? I don't think I even shot one off in a duel - I always just aimed for their chest and go nuts

Fuck the wolves. They deserve to be wiped out for being so FUCKING annoying. They're not a threat, but they're just so irritating when they try and attack you in a pack of 4 and you have a semi-automatic shotgun.

lol this is hilarious. I wonder how many of these people died from the dastardly train kill.

Now that's just silly *Puts on Top Hat and rides away on a tiger*

I'm such a stats whore. This kind of stuff gets me excited. I would LOVE to see this kind of data come from even more games, myself!

That is mighty impressive.

Wow. I don't know whether to call this absolutely amazing or somewhat unsettling. Maybe both.

We are good at killing things... especially wolves.

I think this might be an exaggeration, Have you seen the Red Dead leaderboards? They've had the shit hacked out of them, so these statistics could include numbers from douchebags who hacked themselves a "kill count" of 100,000 or something.

Sonicron:
132 million...

I'm no historian, but I have a feeling that's more than the entire population of the USA at that point in time, or at least the Western USA.

There is 300 something million people in North America today, my guess is that at RDR time, there was about 80 millions or so. Population skyrocketed during that time though, so my very self made statistics may be slightly wrong.

I haven't bought this game yet, but it seems fun going on a killing spree, then go on a coyote killing spree, then a cow killing spree. Yep, sounds awesome.

this is why violence needs to be removed from games

Wow... I got this game since the day of it's release and didn't complete more than five missions.

I have nothing against the wolves in that game (yet) but I hav shot more armadillos than was perhaps neccessary. Mountain lions are incredibly annoying though, and deserve to be shot (in the game!). I have'nt actually murdered that many people, but I do have a habit of accidentally mistaking lawmen for hostiles. That happens alot.

Demon ID:
I wonder how many people have shot their own horse while riding it, I know I'd have at least one to add to that tally.

I haven't managed that yet, but I did accidentally shoot my Kentucky Saddler horse while trying to haul away a bounty(I whistled for it and it ran into my line of fire). That horse was faster than my other horses and was worth 750 dollars.

dear god. those poor hats.

Divineirony:
this is why violence needs to be removed from games

That is a poor attempt a sarcasm.

Shhh...don't let this get into the wrong news reporter's hands...

I can see the headlines now: "Rockstar at it again with new genocide simulator for children!"

OT: Wow, that's a lot. I've been wanting to get this game for a while, perhaps I will.

*gasp*

Oh the horror. Surely this proves beyond all doubt that the fragile young minds of players are being irreversibly warped by the flood of simulated violence provided by terrible games such as this "Red Dead Redemption". Dear God, if this continues, the terrorists will win!

I will not stand for it! I must lobby my local politicians to have it banned ay once!

Forward! To the office of the nearest elected representative!

Hands up if you've done a good chunk of that?

*Raises hand*

According to the 1910 US census, 92 million people lived in the US at that time. So if players have killed 132 million, that means they've killed 143.47% of the entire US population. I guess the terrorists win in this alternate history.

It's alright, they were virtual cowboys and Indians, and those thingys love getting killed, falling off balconies dramatically, ect.

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