Red Dead Redemption 2 is the biggest entertainment launch of 2018

Shawn Knight

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Red Dead Redemption 2 raked in over $725 million in worldwide retail sell-through (sales by retailers to customers) in its first three days, Rockstar Games revealed on Tuesday, making it the biggest entertainment launch of 2018.

According to the publisher, it’s the second-highest grossing entertainment launch of all time behind Grand Theft Auto V which brought in over $1 billion in its first three days. It seems those extra hours of overtime are finally paying off.

Sony Interactive Entertainment said the horse opera was the most pre-ordered game ever on PlayStation Network. It also generated the highest day one sales and highest sales for the first three days on the market in PlayStation Network history.

Rockstar’s windfall from Red Dead Redemption 2 is only going to increase in the coming months due to the holidays and the launch of Red Dead Online, the game’s multiplayer component. Rockstar plans to launch Red Dead Online in November as a public beta.

Still, it has a long way to go before it matches the success of Grand Theft Auto V. As of April, the action-adventure game had sold 90 million copies worldwide and generated $6 billion in revenue for Rockstar.

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IAMTHESTIG

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Would like to see a PC release the same quality as GTA V, along with proper VR support... but I'm probably dreaming on both counts.
 

ShObiT

TS Maniac
Would like to see a PC release the same quality as GTA V, along with proper VR support... but I'm probably dreaming on both counts.
Quality PC, not a dream it will come, in some interviews they said "It will come, just not soon". It was the same with GTA V, so we can rest assured on that.

On the other hand, VR... why it would even feature that?
 
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amghwk

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A PC release is very likely at this day and age. At least, the hype of this game will boost total sales with a PC version. The only thing holding back might be the conversion issue and programming labour and time. GTA series always had PC versions, but RDR series never had PC in mind.