In news that will surely please fans of the Rockstar Games development crew, it appears that the maker has managed yet another hit along the lines of Grand Theft Auto with its latest release Red Dead Redemption. The game features a setting in the Wild West era of the early United States while the North American continent was still being tamed and features an epic tale in a sweeping wilderness setting with a massive cast of characters. Gamers have been loving it up and copies have been hard for game shops to keep in stock. For the over all US video game industry sales that took place in the month of June 2010, more than 1 million copies of the game sold alone. In its first month after launch, more than 1.5 million copies sold and that makes Red Dead Redemption the hottest selling game of 2010 so far. The sprawling and open ended game has appealed to many fans that said they were not sure they would really like a cowboy based game, but the way that Rockstar was able to put a twist on the setting helped to create a truly unique experience that gamers were very much fond of. In order to win, the game was up against some stiff competition from Super Mario Galaxy 3 released in May 2010 by Nintendo that sold over 1 million copies in that month and then over 800,000 in June.
Just Dance, New Super Mario Bros. and Wii Fit were all top contenders for the space, as well.