If you’re a Take-Two shareholder you’re one very happy person right this moment as Red Dead Redemption 2 has not only sold a truckload of games, it beat the total sales of its predecessor in eight days. If ever there was a great heist to be regarded as the most infamous of all time, then this digital Western heist takes the cake. Most other publishers could only dream of selling 17 million copies of any one title in two weeks.
On October 26th, Rockstar Games launched its highly-anticipated Red Dead Redemption 2, the label’s first game built from the ground up for the current console generation. Red Dead Redemption 2 has received outstanding reviews, with numerous critics awarding the title a perfect score. The title is now tied with Grand Theft Auto V as the highest rated title on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, with a 97 Metacritic score. A massive commercial success, Red Dead Redemption 2 has set numerous records, including achieving the biggest opening weekend in the history of entertainment, with over $725 million in retail sell-through during its first three days. Red Dead Redemption 2 sold-in more units in its first 8 days than the original blockbuster Red Dead Redemption sold in its first 8 years and, as of today, the title has sold-in over 17 million units worldwide.
Rockstar announced these impressive numbers in an investors meeting. Unlike most other numbers we normally get wind of, this includes both the total physical and digital sales combined. It’s still a very impressive number when you consider that not even two weeks have passed since its initial launch. What makes it even more impressive is that these numbers are only for PS4 and Xbox One sales – who said that console gaming was a dying format?
Red Dead Redemption 2 scored well across the board from most critics and according to our review it’s definitely a game that deserves the success it’s enjoying.