Game’s R.E.D. Album Projected to Sell 90-95K in First Week

Game is set to make an impressive debut on the Billboard Top 200 albums chart come next week with his long-delayed fourth solo LP, The R.E.D. Album.

The one-day sales figures are in and according to the industry insiders over at hitsdailydouble.com the West Coast MC is on track to sell about 90,000 to 95,000 units in his first-week on shelves.

As of press time it is uncertain if that number will be enough to knock Jay-Z and Kanye West’s Watch the Throne from its top spot. The duo just moved 176,800 CDs in its second week.

Chuck Taylor hasn’t released an album since 2008’s LAX, which debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard Top 200. That disc sold 238,000.

Be sure to check back with XXLMag.com on Wednesday, August 31 for the official SoundScan figures. —Elan Mancini

  • Tha truth

    hip hop is officially dead…Quality album,banging tracks..and only selling 95k…what a shame..wheres the support people????

    • jimmy

      yeah were is that support, lol if as many people actually supporetd “real” hip hop as they claimed, slaughterhouse, game, j cole and kendrick would all be going gold in the first week. thts why i dnt listen to the morons, cos theyre a bunch of bullshitters, all these people claiming to be real are faker than everyone else.

    • Rick Rawse

      I poured all my extra pancake syrup in the game bitch,ever since i arrive my albums sales went up and everybody else’s went down, bawse!

    • Kamar

      Because of Spotify, most people aren’t buying full albums that much anymore. They can listen to brand new albums for free, without having to pirate them. Technically the fans are supporting him, just not with money. It’s a good album either way though.

  • norcal

    itz a commercial album it well do a little better then that ,i hope his last album on interscope well be more street like martians vvs goblins

    • dave

      check out iggy azalea – pussy

  • jimbo

    Lol karmas a bitch when you spew bullshit about people its bound to spew some shit back at you.

  • T

    This nigga said he was gonna sell more then 50. he about to sell about half of wat 50 did first week. RED album aint gonna sell shit. Could the RED album be the most overated album n the past 5 years of hip hop?

    • PAP

      HAHA!!! THATS GOOD FOR THAT NIGGA! N A COUPLE OF MONTHS AGO HE WAS CLOWNING BANKS ON MOVING 45K INDEPENDENTLY ON THE SAME DAY NICKI N KANYE DROPPED YET GAME “CONVENIENTLY” DROPS WHEN NOBODY DOES! KILL YOURSELF BITCH!

  • Tha Truth

    you know what..like lil waynes manager (cortez) said, better to start off slow and finish good..Game will go gold, he will work and push the album..3rd single..hell be alright..GOLD is the new platinum anyway….

  • haha

    ^^nigga u trippin his last album didnt even go gold LMAO!!! wompp wompp wommp!!

    • Tha Truth

      fool..LAX sold over 700k in the U.S and went platinum worldwide….u a true HATER for being happy about his 1st week #s..dude gave u enough FREE music, and u dont appreciate shit…u dont know hip hop anyway,..keep hating playa, karma comming 4 u :)

      • PAP

        theres no such thing as “platinum worldwide”. the RIAA gives out certification by the units sold in EACH country. so for Game to say all his albums are platinum is a lie….n The Documentary doesnt count because 50 wrote half the album (ASCAP writing credits)

        • Boss

          This nigga is garbage Fuckin sad i gotta wait till TM103 comes out for a real nigga to drop an album waynes shit is trash to niggas in the game nowadays is straight bitchmade

  • Tru Talk

    Did xxl just say, “game is set to make an impressive debut”??? lol Im not gonna kick him wen he’s down, even though ive always sided wit 50 on the controversy, but only an idiiot can say that these arn’t very dissapointing numbers

  • Mc Hype

    With Ipods, hes album getting leaked, releasing too many mixtapes, delaying the album thats some of the reasons why hes album might not sell at that high rate even tho i gotta say XXL got it wrong giving him a L.

  • imastunna303

    LMAO game dissed all over 50 on BISD which almost doubled this .. karma is a bitch.

  • JugularKill

    This nigga is putting people off.

    Doing dumb shit like being obsessed with Dr Dre like he gay or some shit,

    Being obsessed with Jay-Z as if Jay broke his heart.

    Putting Police numbers on twitter preventing emergency calls and blaming it on a friend but still apologizing saying I quote “I didn’t mean for that” (idiot)

    Making songs to diss everyone when dissing is played out as a motherfucker.

    Getting Pharrell to executive produce his album with only 1 beat produced by Pharrell (HOW FUCKING STUPID ARE YOU GAME, that’s like getting Swizz to exe produce a Wu Tang album)

    Mimicking other peoples styles when he raps on a verse….”One rule Jay-z always stuck to..don’t copy no one on their song just do you”

    Name dropping like a mother fucker!

    If game didn’t do all those dumb nigga things.. projections would be like 400 – 500 K no doubt!

    • http://xxlmag.com HugoStiglitz

      GET EM

    • Tru Talk

      I hate Game but my ass Jay never mimicked other rappers… He’s bit more lines anyone in te HISTORY OF RAP …. #FuckinIdiots

    • EReal

      Jugular, I support this message.

  • fastflipper

    game is wack he need to quit

  • The Real B. Wizz

    I could give a fuck what the next man bumpin in his ride..as long as my shit bumpin in my truck…I’m good…with that said….Watch The Throne…classic…R.E.D. Album…nice..liked L.A.X better but still decent…but I didn’t like WTT upon first listen and I’m a big Kanye and Jay fan (no H) so maybe The R.E.D. will catch my ears in a week. Side note…all of them rich as fuck and will make their money around the world..its like 300+ countries on this planet..these niggas is caking while we argue about their pockets…hmmm what part of the game is that..ha ha ha I’ll trade places with them in a min…peace from the west…2fingers!!!!!!

  • http://xxl biged

    how many of u whining hating faggots were even alive when all eyez on me came out??? my point: anybody thats been around and appreciates real hip hop knows this shit is dope. i know cuz ive been listening to rap before ur mother let u off the porch so stop hating and go fuckin focus on making money or some shit. if ur not gonna rate the album save it cuz nobody cares about ur tears. game ull always be on my sd card

  • oakland og

    FUCK NIGgA RaPPERS DONT KNOW HOw TO LIVE THERe OWN CAREERS AND FOCUS ON “THEIR MUSIC” ALWAYS WORRY BOUT ANOTHER NIGGA, JEEZY BLOW THESE NIGGA OUT THE WATER SINCCE THEY WATCH ALOT OF MAN ASS

  • Tre

    I understand why his name is Game. That’s all he plays. I wanna hear a rapper that sounds like him. Not every rapper he admires in the game. it’s one thing to have respect for hip hop, it’s another to brown nose the shit out of people through name drops.

  • Tre

    @biged, you seem like the kind of guy to cuss out a rapper for not stopping to give you an autograph. Seek help my friend

  • http://detroitrap.com FRED

    I LIKE GAME AND HIS LAST FEW ALBUMS WERE DOPE HIS FIRST AND 2ND WERE OFF THE CHAIN BUT SORRY GAME THIS ALBUM AINT FEELIN IT MABYE 2 TRACKS SO FAR THAT I HEARD AND I HEARD 6 OR MORE WHAT HAPPENEDD MAN GET BACK ON THAT OTHER SHIT GET BACK WITH 50 AND DRE OR ? BUT I WAS PUMPED UP WHEN I HEARD THAT RED WAS COMIN BUT EVERYTHING I HEARD AINT REALLY GOOD ITS OK

  • Jay Cole

    HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAH

    KARMA’S A BITCH GAME!!!!!!!!! thats what u get for laughing at people’s sales

  • The Mechanic

    R.E.D. Album takes nearly 3 years to drop, and the best Game can do is a lousy 90K? Damn, son!

  • LoL

    Game got a strong fanbase, he’ll do a little better than 95K

    For his next album Game should
    1) Less fucking guests on the album
    2) Be him, stop copying other players
    3) Less namedropping
    4) More westcoast gangsta tunes, less trying-to-be-mainstream/radio tunes
    5) Ditch Mars, get better producers
    6) Stop dissing everyfuckingone
    7) Get the fucking Dre beats

    If he follows^ he’ll easily go 200K cuz blood is dope. LAX was wack sure but dude gave us two certificated classic albums (anyone sleep on Docs Advocate or Documentary is a fool)

    • PAP

      but 50 handed Game the Documentary….n that was when fif was in the zone!

  • 50BOSSIN

    50 ruined that nigga game he didnt even have to respond everybody at interscope know that nigga 50 way hotter then game who’s gettin that paper now? 50 shitted on this nigga GTFO wit all that bs 50 over everybody

  • alderman j

    This the most comments i done seen on one article in months on this site, YALL NIGGAS LOVE GAME!!! Soon as you seen his name jumped at the chance to comment, the nigga is still relevant, he will be until he decides to do something else, LYRICALLY he is one of the best, he just isnt good at putting songs together (SINGLES). POT OF GOLD is STRONG…..classic CHUCK!!

  • tjjackson

    I have been waiting 4 this cd awhile now and i am very disappointed!!!!!!!!! game needs to really stop riding dr.dre dick!!!!! THAT SHIT IS MAKING ME SICK!!!!!!! The game sucks,the new cd suck assss in the worst way and finally he is NOT RELAVENT IN THE GAME OF HIP HOP!!!!!!! BYE BYE GAME u DICK RIDING ASSHOLE!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.trakagents.com trakagents

    i think Game is dope i cant wait till the album drops.

  • Shane

    lol there is a typo, this is sales in one day not a week. Whoever wrote this typed it wrong

  • Claude

    Dam its some haters on here you see young genration they like fly by night art they know you today gone the next you see rap music last when artist has long presents they are the ones that go back to the hood not made p***y urban kid