August 3, 2023
Is there a new game in town? Boy howdy.
An estimated ten thousand people showed up in Tombstone for last weekend's Red Dead Redemption event to meet the voice talent from the popular video game. That is almost three times as many people who showed up for the 30th anniversary of the movie "Tombstone." The line to get in the Oriental and meet the voice talent snaked all the way around the block onto Fremont Street (see, below).
Many waited in line for 6 hours!
Photos by Steve Harris. And here are the key stats: in May 2023, Red Dead Redemption had sold 53 million units worldwide. The video game was first released in October 2018 and had one of the biggest game launches of all time. The game has 765 million fans. Fun fact: back in early 2017 the makers of the game ordered several hundred dollars worth of True West back issues for their programmers to get inspiration from.
Meanwhile, on the new old vaqueros front. . .