Red Dead Redemption 2 Has Made $725 Million in Three Days

Judy Cobb
October 30, 2018

With the incredible sum of $725 million, Red Dead Redemption 2 has seen the second best launch in entertainment history, beaten only by Rockstar Games' other juggernaut title Grand Theft Auto V which made a jaw-dropping $1 billion in its first three days following it mid-week launch.

Given that Grand Theft Auto V was initially released on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, this means Red Dead Redemption 2 now holds the record for the largest launch of the console generation.

When "Red Dead Redemption 2" was announced some time ago it was a sure thing it would make piles of cash.

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The game launched to reviews heaping praise on the ambitious title, but it appears fans were already convinced to purchase it, as it broke the records for most pre-ordered full game ever on PlayStation Network.

Highest one-day sales for a PlayStation game. Copies of RDR went from anywhere between $60 and $100 (for special editions), but still, it's opening weekend is nothing short of fantastic.

An epic tale of honor and loyalty set in the dying days of the outlaw age, Red Dead Redemption 2 follows Arthur Morgan and the Van der Linde gang as they rob, steal and fight their way across the rugged heartland of America in order to survive. And that's not all the money it stands to make. So, with this being the case, the possibility of a virtual reality feature coming to Red Dead Redemption 2 would mark a significant moment in the developer's history, and if it gets implemented, could further establish VR headsets in the mainstream.

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