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Red Dead Redemption 2 smashes global sales records, has the biggest opening weekend of any entertainment product ever

Red Dead Redemption 2. (Source: El Paisano)
Red Dead Redemption 2. (Source: El Paisano)
Red Dead Redemption 2 has been the talk of the town since it was released last week. All of that talk translated into hard cash for Rockstar Games, though, as the game sold over US$725 million in retail over its first three days.
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Red Dead Redemption 2 was officially released on October 26. The game has been hailed for its graphics, story, and incredibly engrossing open world. While critical acclaim is always welcome, game studios are more interested in sales numbers. Thankfully, publishing studio Rockstar Games will likely be on high moods, as the game has done extremely well commercially.

“Well” is an understatement, even. According to sources, Red Dead Redemption 2’s opening weekend was the biggest in the history of entertainment. The game sold over US$725 million in retail in its first three days on store shelves, which is just a shocking, shocking figure. In fact, the game only comes behind another Rockstar Game—GTA V—in that regards, with the latter selling US$1 billion.

Red Dead Redemption also broke a number of records, becoming the most pre-ordered game ever on PlayStation Network. It also was the best selling game on PSN across both the first and first three days. 

It wouldn’t be at all surprising to see Red Dead Redemption 2 become the most profitable entertainment product of all time in a few years, a title currently held by the aforementioned GTA V.

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Ricci Rox, 2018-10-31 (Update: 2018-10-31)