Cowboy stories have the reputation of being something for older folks. The Western genre is seen as something that only appeals to an older audience, as being very masculine, and as being quite dull, but nothing could be further from the truth. The Western genre has masterpieces that can appeal to everyone and shape great video games as well. Just look at the case of the highly acclaimed Red Dead Redemption 2, which, it seems, is close to returning to our consoles.
This is because Red Dead Redemption 2 has received an age rating from the Ministry of Justice and Public Security of Brazil for Nintendo Switch. So far, it had been released on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in September 2018 and on PC in November 2019. Among these three different versions, Take-Two has reportedly sold more than 55 million copies of the game. This would more than justify considering a version for the Nintendo hybrid, currently the best-selling console of the generation.
However, if it hasn’t happened so far, there are good reasons for it. The Nintendo console has limited hardware, making it difficult to believe it can consistently run what Red Dead Redemption 2 offers. With nowhere near the technological power of the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One, it’s most likely that Red Dead Redemption 2 will be released as a cloud game, although nothing has been confirmed about this yet.
In any case, this is not the only recent release from the franchise. A port of the original Red Dead Redemption was released last month for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch, accumulating 23 million copies sold since its original release for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2010.