Red Dead Redemption 2’s Sales Have Smashed Sales Of The First RDR

Red Dead Redemption 2 might have lost out on Game Of The Year at the Golden Joysticks Awards, but it’s a game that’s going to be lots of players’ GOTY for the next few years.

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Naturally, copies have been flying off the shelves since the game launched on 26th October 2018, and its now clear just how successful the release has been.

Sales of the game have absolutely crushed the sales numbers for the original Red Dead Redemption, which launched back in 2010.

Since its release up until the most recent sales figures from February 2017, Red Dead Redemption had shipped 15 million copies, placing it behind RDR2 by quite a ways.

According to Rockstar’s parent company, Take-Two Interactive, more than 17 million copies of Red Dead Redemption 2 have already been shipped.

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Take-Two also announced that in the first eight days of Red Dead Redemption 2’s release, it’s already sold more copies than the original game did in the entire period that it’s been available for.

Despite its jaw-dropping launch numbers, the game is still pretty far away from Rockstar’s shining glory – Grand Theft Auto 5.

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GTA 5 generated $1 billion of revenue within the first three days of its release, whilst RDR2 is rocking an announced sell-through figure of $725 million in the same time period.

With the upcoming Red Dead Online due basically anytime now, it seems that Rockstar is going to be absolutely rolling in sales.

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Red Dead Online is due to release at the end of the month, according to Take Two. But with Thanksgiving over and no announcement date in sight, we might be looking at a bit of a delay with the launch.

Still, if it’s going to be anywhere near as good as GTA Online, we’re happy to wait a little longer. Just as long as it’s not like the recently-released online multiplayer, Fallout 76