Rockstar’s newest and highly anticipated entry into its wild west-based series, Red Dead Redemption 2, launched on October 26th, and to no one’s surprise, a lot of gamers saddled up to retailers to buy it.
Per their most recent financial reports, in its first 12 days of release, Red Dead Redemption 2 has sold an estimated 17 million copies across both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, Take-Two Interactive announced today. The western adventure’s massive commercial success lead to the game setting the record for biggest opening weekend in retail sales for an entertainment product, with over $725 million in sales.
The company also touted a multitude of other accolades in relation to the game’s release. The sequel to the 2010 fan favorite set the biggest entertainment launch of 2018, was the most pre-ordered full game ever on the PlayStation Network Store, along with the biggest day one full game sales ever on the PlayStation Network Store. It also sold more units in its first eight days than the original blockbuster, 2010’s Red Dead Redemption, did in its first eight years.
Red Dead Redemption 2 has received critical acclaim from the vast majority of major entertainment outlets, including the Washington Post writing that it is “jaw dropping at every level”. The Hollywood Reporter also stated “What Rockstar has delivered in Red Dead Redemption 2 is not just the best game of the year, but the best game of the decade.” Right now, the game holds a MetaCritic score of 97.
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