There was little question Red Dead Redemption 2 would be a success, but few likely expected the game to see the biggest weekend launch in the history of entertainment. Not video games; entertainment.
Developer Rockstar Games has announced that in the three days following Red Dead Redemption 2‘s launch on October 26th, the game has amassed a frankly irresponsible sum of $725 million in worldwide retail. This gives the game the highest-selling weekend of any entertainment property ever released. The game would have had the best initial sales of any entertainment property period, if it wasn’t for its modern-day rival Grand Theft Auto V raking in over $1 billion shortly after its Tuesday launch back in 2013.
Rockstar did not confirm exactly how many copies were sold, but RDR2‘s $725 million is based on titles sold to consumers, not shipped to retailers, so whatever the figure of copies sold, you can bet it’s large. Some of the game’s other accomplishments following its launch include hitting the highest preorder numbers, day-one sales, and first-three-day sales for a digital game on the PlayStation Network.
Red Dead Redemption 2 is now available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. In other Red Dead 2 news, the game’s profanity filter when naming horses has some rather unusual restrictions.