It should not surprise anyone that Red Dead Redemption 2 has reached a successful inauguration, but the figures published by Rockstar Games are truly amazing. The open world game raised $725 million over the weekend, so not only is the release of opening weekend, largest in the history of video games, but also in the history of entertainment.
Technically, the first three days of Red Dead Redemption 2 (RDR2) are positioned in a second location. What piece of entertainment made it better? Another title from Rockstar Games, of course. Grand Theft Auto V sold reaching one trillion dollars (1,000 billion) in its first three days, but you need to take into account that it launched on a Tuesday.
On PlayStation 4, Red Dead Redemption 2 is converted into the digital game most reserved of the platform. It also recorded the highest sales on the day of the launch, and three days later in the history of PlayStation Network. The sales leader earlier in the day of the release was Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, a game that had the title of “Champion of Sales of PSN” for two weeks. For purposes of comparison, Black Ops 4 raised $500 million in total in its first weekend. The data of sales of Xbox One were not available.
Red Dead Redemption 2 seems to be ready to break the record of the sales figures of the first game, which achieved sales lifetime of around 15 million copies. We do not know how many individual copies of RDR2 were sold during the weekend, and it is not a matter of simple math to find out. If every person who bought the game also bought the standard edition, they would have sold more than 12 million copies in its first three days. Given that RDR2 comes in several editions, including an Ultimate Edition for $100, definitely sold less than 12 million copies.
Any way, this open world game is on its way to becoming one of the games most successful of all time. With Red Dead Online just around the corner, the copies are likely to continue flying off the shelves, especially now that we approach the shopping season the end of the year.
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