Rockstar Games' Red Dead Redemption 2 was released on Friday to critical acclaim. Both Grand Theft Auto IV and V set records in their day and now the recently released Red Dead Redemption 2 is following suit. As the release date drew closer that fact became more and more evident, but now the game has leaped over some of the wildest expectations, roping in an astronomical $725 million in its first three days, giving it the biggest opening weekend ever for an entertainment product.
Biggest opening weekend in retail sell-through across all entertainment releases.
Red Dead Redemption 2 released on October 26, 2018, which is quite a delay from the Spring 2018 projection Rockstar released initially. However, it was only locked in for the console versions of the game, and Rockstar is still keeping mum about whether RDR2 will ever come to PC or not.More news: Broncos trade wide receiver Demaryius Thomas to Texans
It will be interesting to see how many copies of Red Dead Redemption 2 get sold during the holiday season and to see how Red Dead Online differs from Grand Theft Auto Online. It's all wrapped up in an immaculate presentation, told over dozens of hours and adventures that leads to an inevitable conclusion: "Red Dead Redemption 2 raises the bar for the sandbox genre and stands tall as the definitive western game of this or any other generation".
Highest one-day sales for a PlayStation game.
The strong initial sales are good, but more importantly they seemingly create a wide base for Red Dead Online, the multiplayer portion of the game that is planned to launch (in beta) next month. The biggest? Of course it's Rockstar's GTA V, which earned $1 Billion in its first three days.