New figures released by Take-Two Interactive have revealed that Red Dead Redemption 2 has shipped more than 23 million copies worldwide since the game launched in October 2018.
Contributing significantly to the company’s strong performance in Q3 of the current financial year.
Red Dead Redemption 2 Goes from Strength to Strength
While impressive, the news is hardly surprising.
In the days immediately following the game’s release, Red Dead Redemption 2 recorded “the biggest opening weekend in retail sell-through across all entertainment releases” in history, posting a whopping $725 million.
While, over a three-day period, it registered the second biggest launch the entertainment industry has ever seen, second only to Grand Theft Auto V.
And, assuming it can replicate the formula that has made GTA Online such a hit with gamers, Rockstar’s latest is sure to attract players for years to come.
Exceeding Our Expectations
Arguably of greater importance as far as fans are concerned, Red Dead Redemption 2’s critical reception mirrored its financial success. Receiving various Game of the Year nominations and numerous perfect scores in the months following its release, contributing to an incredible 97/100 over on Metacritic.
We ourselves gave it a 10/10 in our Red Dead Redemption 2 review. PSU’s Jack McCaskill summing up the experience in glowing terms:
Red Dead Redemption 2 not only lives up to expectations, it smashes them.
Improving on its predecessor in every way that counts, it also reignites interest in its landmark prequel, enhancing the overall experience to an epic scale and giving gamers an odyssey quite unlike any other.
If you haven’t got around to playing it before now, Red Dead Redemption 2 is currently available at the discounted price of £39.99 in the UK. Part of the “Big Games, Big Discounts” sale.
Source: Take-Two Interactive