It was the most-ordered full game in the history of PlayStation's digital storefront and also posted the most day-one and three-day sales totals.
Forward-looking: Red Dead Redemption 2 is off to an excellent start and in the long-term, could challenge Grand Theft Auto V as Rockstar's biggest moneymaker. But don't fret, there are plenty of avenues to make some bread in Red Dead 2.
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.
[Update] Take-Two stock has been surging on the big sales news for Red Dead Redemption 2.
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Finishing the main story in RDR2 is only the start of the real deal.
According to Eurogamer, the video output of all versions of the game is derived from a Standard Dynamic Range (SDR) image, and therefore is not rendered in high dynamic range. It pushes the envelope of what we understand is possible in a video game. We're seeing more people buying and playing games because of this increase in variety and scale of the games being released, which allows a larger addressable market for the other games being released.
Biggest entertainment launch of 2018.
And Jefferies analyst Timothy O'Shea told Barron's stronger sales bodes well for future add-on microtransaction revenue for Red Dead Online, which is the multiplayer portion of the game that launches in November.
Red Dead Redemption 2 is rated M for Mature by the ESRB.