Published: Wed, October 31, 2018
Tech | By Constance Martin

'Red Dead Redemption 2' has best opening weekend on record

'Red Dead Redemption 2' has best opening weekend on record

Red Dead Redemption 2 is galloping into the record books thanks to its three-day haul of $725 million, which represents the single-biggest sales weekend enjoyed by any brand in any medium in entertainment history.

Video games have an unfair advantage over other media, in that they're considerably more expensive than music or movies, but even so Red Dead Redemption II made $725 million in its first three days.

The discrepancy between biggest opening weekend and biggest overall launch comes down to the fact that the last GTA was released on a Tuesday.

Even more impressive is that Red Dead Redemption 2 is now a console only release, with PC gamers completely left in the dark as to if and when it will be released on the platform, which would again boost sales.

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It will be interesting to see how many copies of Red Dead Redemption 2 get sold during the holiday season and to see how Red Dead Online differs from Grand Theft Auto Online. However, it was only locked in for the console versions of the game, and Rockstar is still keeping mum about whether RDR2 will ever come to PC or not.

GTAV took a year and a half to release for PC after its initial debut on PS3 and Xbox One. If the companion app's files are referencing a port, it may be that it will take a little less time for Red Dead Redemption 2 to make the switch.

Red Dead Redemption 2 still sold admirably, doubling the sales of its predecessor and comfortably beating rival Call of Duty Black Ops 4 in its opening week.

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