With all of the hype and positive reviews leading into the launch of Rockstar Games’ “Read Dead Redemption 2,” no one should be surprised that the game was a financial success. You may be interested in learning just how much of a success the game was for the publisher, even compared to the company’ other hit-making franchises.
According to RockStar, “Red Dead Redemption 2” has achieved the single-biggest opening weekend in “the history of entertainment”. With over $725 million in worldwide retail sell-through during its first three days, “Red Dead Redemption 2” is the second-highest grossing entertainment launch of all time next to Rockstar Games’ previously released title, Grand Theft Auto V, which achieved over $1 billion in retail sell-through in three days. “Red Dead Redemption 2” launched on a Friday so that its ‘opening weekend’ (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) is the same as its first three days, while Grand Theft Auto V launched on a Tuesday causing the opening weekend to be lower.
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The publisher also stated that Sony Interactive Entertainment confirmed that “Red Dead Redemption 2” set new records on the PlayStation Network for highest ever pre-orders, highest day one sales, and highest sales for the first three days in market. The records already smashed for “Red Dead Redemption 2” include Biggest opening weekend in retail sell-through across all entertainment releases; Second biggest launch (three days) in retail sell-through across all entertainment releases; Biggest entertainment launch of 2018; Most pre-ordered full game ever on PlayStation Network; Biggest day one full game sales ever on PlayStation Network; and Biggest first three days full game sales ever on PlayStation Network.
If you haven’t jumped into “Red Dead Redemption 2” yet, the game follows Arthur Morgan and the Van der Linde gang as they rob, steal and fight their way across the rugged heartland of America in order to survive. Following a botched robbery in the western town of Blackwater, the gang is forced to flee and, with federal agents and the best bounty hunters in the nation massing on their heels, deepening internal divisions threaten to tear the gang apart, leaving Arthur to make a choice between his own ideals and loyalty to the gang who raised him.
Red Dead Redemption 2 will also include access to Red Dead Online. Red Dead Online is the evolution of the classic multiplayer experience in the original Red Dead Redemption, blending narrative with competitive and cooperative gameplay in fun new ways. Red Dead Online is planned for launch in November 2018, initially as a public beta, with more news to come soon.