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Red Dead Redemption 2 makes $725 million at launch

Red Dead Redemption 2 breaks all manner of arbitrary sales records to make over $725 million in its opening weekend.

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Red Dead Redemption 2 breaks all manner of arbitrary sales records to make over $725 million in its opening weekend.

Red Dead Redemption 2 has achieved the single-biggest opening weekend in the history of entertainment, according to a press statement released by the game’s publisher, Take-Two Interactive.

The game generated over $725 million during its first three days, making it second only to Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto V, which was released on a Tuesday, and made over $1 billion in its first three days.

The game also set a record on Sony’s PlayStation Network by generating the highest ever number of pre-orders. However, we wouldn’t be too surprised if that was chiefly down to consumers wanting to pre-load a game some 100GB in size.

Red Dead Redemption 2 sales achievements

  • 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
  • Biggest first three days full game sales ever on PlayStation Network

Red Dead Redemption 2 has also performed well at retail in the UK, where it hit number one in the GfK video games chart. Only EA’s FIFA 19 had a better opening week this year.


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