'Red Dead Redemption 2' release date, news: Analyst says sequel probably won't appear on Nintendo Switch

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Well, there’s no doubting the hype surrounding “Red Dead Redemption 2.” A lot of gamers clearly want to get their hands on the game when it comes out. People who want to get a Nintendo Switch unit may face a problem, though.

In an interview with GamingBolt, Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter stated that the chances of the game being ported to the hybrid console are “exceedingly poor.”

“I would say the chances of that are exceedingly poor,” he said. “I’d be really surprised if they wasted their effort to port anything for Nintendo. I just think that Nintendo has wandered too far away from the mainstream for most of the publishers, so you’re just not getting mainstream games produced for Nintendo consoles not ones made for other consoles, at any rate.”

“Red Dead Redemption 2” fans will have to think twice before they buy a Switch unit. Gary Jones of U.K.’s Daily Express points out that it will make more sense for Rockstar Games to release the game on as many platforms as it can.

Meanwhile, Macquarie Securities analyst Ben Schachter believes that “Red Dead Redemption 2” will probably get a PC release in early 2018. Interestingly, he also said that the game should sell up to 12 million units during its launch period. That’s quite a hefty number.

According to Schachter, Rockstar Games’ announcement received 54,000 likes and 61,000 retweets on Twitter, 152,000 likes and 52,000 comments on Facebook, and 65,000 likes on Instagram during its first hour. He said this proves that there is a high demand for the sequel. Of course, the seven-year-gap between “Red Dead Redemption” and its sequel may have helped build up the anticipation.

“Red Dead Redemption 2” is scheduled to come out in fall 2017. The game will be available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.