Rockstar makes video video games that promote numerous copies. Recently, it was revealed that Grand Theft Auto V has bought 115 million copies, an insane quantity that eclipses the lifetime gross sales numbers of the PlayStation 4, together with each different console apart from the PlayStation 2. It looks as if Red Dead Redemption 2 could also be on its method to competing with these gross sales in time. In the identical Take-Two earnings report that dropped the GTA V numbers, we discovered that Red Dead Redemption 2 has bought 26.5 million copies up to now. The recreation has been out for a bit over a yr, initially launching on October 26th, 2018 for the PlayStation Four and Xbox One. The PC model simply launched on November fifth, 2019, which implies Red Dead Redemption 2 in all probability has an entire bunch extra gross sales to get by way of. And if Rockstar decides to make a next-gen port? That’s going to be numerous rootin’ tootin’ cowboys.

A significant part of Grand Theft Auto V’s ongoing success is the web mode, and the identical will be stated of Red Dead Redemption 2. It isn’t simply that the sport is promoting effectively for its single-player story, it’s additionally that each player is a possible new buyer for the dwelling recreation and ongoing microtransaction income. Both video games function strong on-line choices that enable gamers to spend time incomes objects in-game or seize a premium forex to hurry issues alongside. In Red Dead Redemption 2‘s case, that is gold bars, and you should purchase them to get particular customization choices to your cowboy/cowgirl.

So is that this going to be one other runaway insane promoting recreation like Grand Theft Auto V? Well, the potential definitely is there. In its first yr available on the market, Grand Theft Auto V bought a whopping 32.5 million copies, earlier than promoting between 10 to 15 million yearly after. While Red Dead Redemption 2 hasn’t hit that lofty quantity, it definitely looks as if it has the potential to get fairly shut if it continues to see a protracted tail of gross sales for years to come back. A next-gen port would definitely assist with that, if that’ within the playing cards for Rockstar. At the very least, it signifies that lots of people will get to get pleasure from what was top-of-the-line video games of 2018.

[supply: GamesIndustry, Twitter]