Red Dead Redemption 2 is galloping into the record books thanks to its three-day haul of $725 million, which represents the single-biggest sales weekend enjoyed by any brand in any medium in entertainment history. RDR 2 had the biggest launch ever, after selling something over $725 million in its first three days.
As a retail game, it's second only to GTAV's opening three days. Many of their most popular games landed on PC... eventually. Grand Theft Auto V launched on a Tuesday instead of a Friday. It also generated the highest day one sales and highest sales for the first three days on the market in PlayStation Network history.
'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'.
Red Dead Redemption 2 focuses on the events after a robbery goes wrong in the town of Blackwater.
Red Dead Redemption 2 is now available on PS4 and Xbox One.
Red Dead Redemption 2 has seen nigh universal praise, with an average review score of 97 on Metacritic, but it remains to be seen what kind of legs the game has in terms of sales.
Red Dead's staggering sales figure topped the highest-grossing movie of all time, "Avengers: Infinity War", which earned $640 million in its opening weekend in April. Admittedly, it seems unlikely that these gun descriptions were written and put into the game after the overtime issues came to light.
· "Red Dead Redemption 2 is Rockstar's best game; a grand, magnificent adventure that's vast yet intimate".
Red Dead Redemption 2 will also include access to Red Dead Online.
Red Dead Redemption 2 is rated M for Mature by the ESRB. If you think too long about the story, you might miss the awesome graphics, and if you spend too much time deciding what to feed Arthur, you might forget to upgrade his camp.