'Red Dead Redemption 2' Earns a Record-Setting $725M Opening Weekend

'Red Dead Redemption 2' Earns a Record-Setting $725M Opening Weekend

The caveat here is that Grand Theft Auto V launched on a Tuesday, while Red Dead Redemption 2 launched on Friday, thus allowing Take-Two to make such a claim. What's No. 1? Grand Theft Auto V, another game made by Rockstar, which earned $1 billion in sales during its first three days.

Red Dead Redemption 2 is the biggest launch for any PlayStation 4 or Xbox One game that is not a Federation Internationale de Football Association or Call of Duty. The original game sold an estimated 15 million copies in total.

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Much like in real life, the law doesn't take too kindly to a "Well he started it!" deal when you're punching your way out of a fight in Red Dead Redemption 2. The highly anticipated video game title generated over $725 million worldwide retail sell-through within its first 3 days. I'm holding to that prediction, although I do expect it to be a pretty tight race between it and Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. Rockstar is planning to release an online multiplayer mode for RDR2, Red Dead Online, this November.

Wedbush analyst Michael Pachter told Barron's that Take-Two did a "masterful" job with the release. It delivers a story full of drama and tragedy, not to mention levity and love, and it compacts it all into the most inventive and compelling missions and moments in Rockstar's history... We do not have the exact date of the release, but all owners of the game will have a free access. Rockstar has just announced the incredible figures following the launch of one of the titles most promising of the history of the video game.

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