"Red Dead Redemption 2", the highly awaited Western adventure video game, made over Dollars 725 million in worldwide retail sales during its opening weekend, driving shares of game developer Take-Two 12 per cent higher on Tuesday.
Red Dead Redemption 2 arrived last week, and it's already being celebrated as one of the most successful launches in entertainment history. Overall, GTA V did have a bigger launch with $1 billion generated in its first three days.
These sales figures are not only a testament to the reputation Rockstar Games has in the industry, but also to the quality of the product.
The best console to play RDR 2 on is the beefed up Xbox One X which runs the game at native 4K at a "near-locked" 30FPS.
It was announced today that Red Dead Redemption 2 officially had the single-largest opening week in the entire entertainment industry.
Sony has a marketing deal with Rockstar Games for the game, which grants the PlayStation 4 version additional content and early access to Red Dead Online in November.
The company noted that there was over $725 million in worldwide retail sell-through during its first three days.
That makes RDR2's opening weekend the biggest in the history of entertainment, beating out the likes of Avengers: Infinity War, which had the highest-grossing opening weekend in film history. "However, new data could influence our thinking, so we think it is prudent to model 20 million units in the December quarter and re-orders of 3 million in the March quarter".
Baird's Colin Sebastian said the initial sales results raises the likelihood Take-Two will beat his Red Dead Redemption 2 unit estimates for fiscal 2019, according to a note sent to clients on Tuesday.