Rockstar has announced that it has achieved another sales record thanks to the release of Red Dead Redemption 2 last week. It has the biggest opening weekend of all time for any entertainment product that includes movies, music, books and video games.
As reported by Rockstar via a press release, Red Dead Redemption 2 received an opening weekend of over $725 million. If a full game costs around $59.99, this means over 12 million copies of the game were sold on PS4 and Xbox One.
Although it has the biggest opening weekend of all time counting Friday until Sunday, it does not break Grand Theft Auto V’s launch back in 2013. Grand Theft Auto V was released on a Tuesday and earned over $1 billion in its first three days on sale when it came out on PS3 and Xbox 360. You can read more about Red Dead’s success via the press release below.
Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) also 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.
Rockstar Games has partnered with SIE to bring PlayStation®4 players first access to earn select online content in Red Dead Online that is planned to release this November.
Red Dead Redemption 2’s list of initial benchmarks 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;
· Biggest first three days full game sales ever on PlayStation Network.
If you have yet to play Red Dead Redemption 2, you can read an overview of the game posted below. The game is out now for you to buy on PS4 and Xbox One. As of this moment, no PC version of the game has been announced yet.
An epic tale of honor and loyalty set in the dying days of the outlaw age, Red Dead Redemption 2 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.