Rockstar's critically acclaimed Red Dead Redemption 2 has smashed numerous records following its release on October 26, taking the title of single-biggest opening weekend in entertainment history. This means the game is close to the seven-figure revenue generation it saw in the first three days of the company's release of Grand Theft Auto V (via EuroGamer).
Especially with a game like Red Dead Redemption 2, you'll want to set your foot in every corner, tame every beast, and uncover every secret. After the success of Grand Theft Auto Online, Rockstar is clearly all-in on the "Games as a Service" model, which is fine. Through its first three days the western brought in a whopping $725 million.
Red Dead Redemption 2 is out now on PS4 and Xbox One.
'The up-close portrayal of the outlaw Van der Linde gang's unraveling is a compelling companion story that blends seamlessly with the original game, and depth and breadth of the open world is a technical triumph that every gamer should experience'.More news: Magnitude 6.1 Earthquake Hits New Zealand During Royal Visit
If you didn't spend your bank holiday weekend playing the new Red Dead Redemption game, you are definitely in the minority.
That makes RDR2's opening weekend the biggest in the history of entertainment, beating out the likes of Avengers: Infinity War, which had the highest-grossing opening weekend in film history.
Rockstar has put in some serious work into the engine for Red Dead Redemption 2 where all four consoles don't dynamically change the resolution during gameplay, so they're all locked resolutions.
Most preordered full game ever on PlayStation Network. Red Dead Online is planned for launch in November 2018, initially as a public beta, with more news to come soon.