Red Dead Redemption 2 Sold 17M Units, Surpassing Original in Eight Days; Red Dead Online Beta Due Towards the End of November

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Red Dead Redemption 2 continues breaking sales records. Take-Two announced in the Q2 FY 2019 press release that the game has sold-in over 17 million units worldwide, beating in eight days the sales the original Red Dead Redemption managed to score over the course of eight years.

Rockstar Games:

  • Launched Red Dead Redemption 2 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Told across the deepest and most expansive Rockstar world to date, Red Dead Redemption 2 is Rockstar’s first game built from the ground up for the current console generation. The title has received outstanding reviews, with numerous influential critics awarding Red Dead Redemption 2 a perfect score.
    Red Dead Redemption 2 has also been a massive commercial success and has set numerous records. The title’s list of initial benchmarks includes:
    • Biggest opening weekend in retail sell-through across all entertainment releases (over $725 million);
    • Second biggest launch (three days) in retail sell-through across all entertainment releases (next to Grand Theft Auto V);
    • Biggest entertainment launch of 2018;
    • Most pre-ordered full game ever on PlayStation Network;
    • Biggest day one full game sales ever on PlayStation Network;
    • Biggest first three days full game sales ever on PlayStation Network.

    Red Dead Redemption 2 sold-in more units in its first 8 days than the original blockbuster Red Dead Redemption sold in its first 8 years and, as of today, the title has sold-in over 17 million units worldwide.

During the following earnings call, Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick also revealed something Red Dead Redemption 2 fans have been eager to learn as they complete the single player game: Red Dead Online will launch in a public beta towards the end of November. It’s likely that Rockstar Games will begin revealing some details on Red Dead Online in the next seven to ten days, then.

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It will launch in public beta towards the end of the month. Rockstar will have a lot more to say about it, but we’re not making any current predictions.

Red Dead Redemption 2 is out now on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One and yes, you should definitely get it if you’re equipped with one of those platforms.

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