November 8, 2019 Red Dead Redemption 2’s gross sales numbers have topped 26 million.
Red Dead Redemption 2 had unbelievable first week gross sales when it launched on consoles October final yr, promoting extra in eight days than its predecessor Red Dead Redemption did in eight years. Now, the most recent launch from Rockstar mum or dad Take-Two means that the gross sales simply hold coming – the cowboy epic has sold-in round 26.5 million models worldwide.
Take-Two revealed in its Q2 2020 earnings call (launched yesterday and transcribed by MFTranscribers; by way of GamesIndustry.biz) that “Red Dead Redemption 2 continues to develop its viewers and up to now has sold-in nearly 26.5 million models worldwide.” While “sold-in” displays models purchased by retailers reasonably than these purchased from them by gamers (‘sell-through’), it’s nonetheless indication of how excessive demand for the open world recreation is being gauged world wide.
Rockstar famous quickly after the sport’s launch that, with that with over $725 million in world retail sell-through over the Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of its launch, Red Dead Redemption 2 was “the single-biggest opening weekend within the historical past of leisure.”
Rockstar’s final main launch, Grand Theft Auto V, really managed to financial institution $1 billion in its first three days of sale, however as a result of it launched on a Tuesday these three days didn’t fall on a weekend. Thus, Red Dead 2 had the second-biggest launch in all of leisure, however the largest opening weekend.
Regardless of any calendar shenanigans, that’s nonetheless an unbelievable set of numbers – and now that Red Dead Redemption 2 has reached our PCs, maybe we’ll see gross sales numbers simply proceed to climb.
If you’re eager to saddle up and need to discover out extra, take a look at our Red Dead Redemption 2 PC assessment. If you’re already leaping into the wild western recreation, you would possibly discover our Red Dead Redemption 2 uncommon weapons, RDR2 legendary animals guides useful.