Red Dead Redemption 2 breaks another record for Rockstar

Isaac Cain
November 5, 2018

Released on Friday to critical acclaim, Red Dead Redemption 2's opening weekend eclipses the $640.5m of Avengers: Infinity War, which is the highest-grossing of any film in history.

But here's the funniest part of all of this: selling the game isn't the big part of where Rockstar will make its money on Red Dead Redemption 2.

The next two Rockstar Games releases, Grand Theft Auto 6 and Bully 2 leaks might have revealed the release date of both titles.

While Grand Theft Auto V apparently pulled in slightly higher $1 billion in retail sell-through back in the day in a similar time period (making RDR2 the second biggest there), it launched on a Tuesday which puts it in a different category.

Red Dead Redemption 2 was released on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One just a few short days ago, on October 26.

Elsewhere in the top ten, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, and Federation Internationale de Football Association 19 both fall one place each, to second and third respectively. "The wild card is Red Dead Online, scheduled to have a beta release in November".

Rockstar Intel highlighted this particular bit of detective work, peeking inside the files of the Red Dead Redemption 2 companion app and spotting several references to a PC version and related settings.

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In fact, we know that the game had a successful debut in the United Kingdom, a region where it doubled the initial sales of the first installment.

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It's a worthwhile question, given that Arthur Morgan will get into his fair share of scrapes as you traverse Red Dead Redemption 2's huge map.

Microtransaction revenue represents incremental digital sales from gamer purchases of in-game currency or cosmetic items.

IGN has hailed the game for its "gorgeous depiction" of the Old West with "one of this generation's best single-player experiences" that's 'a meticulously polished open world ode to the outlaw era'.

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