Red Dead Redemption, By The Bloody Numbers

Red Dead Redemption players, you've done some very bad things. Just pretending, of course! GameSpy has been collecting data from players of Rockstar Games' hit Western and the results are amazing.

15 million kills. 5600 cumulative years spent in virtual jail. And that's just in two weeks!

Earlier this week, we posted a snapshot of stats involving animal-hunting in Red Dead Redemption. At the time, we believed those stats, pulled from gamers, showed the full rankings of animals slayed by RDR players. Turns out that was just a slice.

The data we have for you today, via GameSpy, shows a whole lot more:

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The huge graphic here shows a much bigger slice - numbers pulled by stat-tracking service GameSpy from almost three-million Red Dead Redemption players, from all of those who played the game on an online-connected Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 in the game's first two weeks of release.

The GameSpy team told Kotaku today that the numbers pulled from Red Dead have continued to skyrocket. As of this past Tuesday, gamers have logged 3.6 billion minutes in the game. GameSpy works with Red Dead's creators at Rockstar Games to track more than 1000 statistics from each of the game's players. The companies use the statistics not just to wow gamers with nice infographics but to track playing patterns and learn how their games - and the elements within them - are being experienced by players. Ideally, this will lead to better games.

Some of those stats can be seen on the Rockstar Social Club, the game maker's free site for all of its recent games.


    More cows need to be slaughtered lest they finally reopen the infernal portal leading to the cow level. Even Marston's dead-eye will avail him little next to the pole-arms of hells bovine legion.

      God I can't wait for D3.

    I thought the game was pretty fun story wise. The gameplay was way too easy though. Do you have any idea about the PC version? I'm eagerly waiting for it.

    I'd be interested to see how many times players have been killed by each animal. Those cougars seem to always come out of no where and the bears in Tall Trees seem to constantly respawn faster then I can kill and skin them.

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