RDR2 Sold More In 8 Days Than RDR1 Did In 8 Years

Rockstar’s Latest Game Has Been a Massive Success

Red Dead Redemption 2 only launched nearly two weeks ago yet has already sold 17 million copies worldwide as of Wednesday, according to a Take-Two Interactive press release. Also, the prequel sold “more units in its first 8 days than the original blockbuster Red Dead Redemption sold in its first 8 years,” said Take-Two’s CEO, Strauss Zelnick.

Red Dead Redemption 2

“A massive commercial success, Red Dead Redemption 2 has set numerous records, including achieving the biggest opening weekend in the history of entertainment, with over $725 million in retail sell-through during its first three days,” Zelnick also said.

The open-world Western game has received rave reviews from many gaming outlets including our own. Our review of the game described it as a “groundbreaking masterpiece” and gave it a perfect score.

“Whether I’m hunting a legendary animal, participating in a story mission, playing a game of poker, or just exploring the world I’ve absolutely adored every moment I’ve spent with the game,” our reviewer wrote. “It more than fulfills every hope and desire I’d garnered as my anticipation for it grew over the last several years. The phenomenal narrative and performances are emotionally impactful, and the depth of interactivity embedded into the pristinely polished gameplay is nothing short of groundbreaking.”

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