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Red Dead Redemption 2 Generated $725 Million in 3 Days

Red Dead Redemption 2 Generated $725 Million in 3 Days Red Dead Redemption 2 Generated $725 Million in 3 Days
Sherri Watson | 01 November, 2018, 16:32

There was never any doubt that Red Dead Redemption 2 was going to be a best selling title. The publisher's shares have climbed almost 10 percent today to $122.68 as of this writing.

"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.