‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ Earns Record-Breaking $725 Million Opening Weekend


On the Business wire, Rockstar Games has announced that Red Dead Redemption 2 has achieved the single biggest opening weekend in the history of entertainment.

The game launched to reviews heaping praise on the ambitious title, but it appears fans were already convinced to purchase it, as it broke the records for most pre-ordered full game ever on PlayStation Network. Rockstar has't supported VR within its other mainline games - although it created a stripped-back LA Noire for HTC Vive - so this has the potential to be even more surprising than a PC port.

Being the first new Rockstar game in five years, it feels like the entire world has stopped what they're doing to check out Red Dead 2.

For starters, the Red Dead Redemption 2 companion app has file names such as "PARAM_companionAutoConnectIpPC" that suggests a PC version is in the works, but there are also multiple files that include mentions of the word "Oculus"-a possible reference to the Rift headset".

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"Red Dead Redemption 2" is now the highest critically reviewed game on the PlayStation 4, with an average score of 97 on Metacritic, and the top game on Xbox One, also with an average score of 97 on Metacritic.

Red Dead Redemption 2 was destined to sell a ton of copies.

Additionally, PS4 players will have early access to a special horse and gun in Red Dead Online: the Red Chestnut Arabian Horse-which comes outfitted with the health- and stamina-boosting Alligator Skin Ranch Cutter Saddle-and the High Roller Double Action Revolver.