While not eclipsing the same three-day sales record as GTA V (which launched on a Tuesday), RDR 2 has become the biggest opening weekend ever in all of entertainment. This means the game is close to the seven-figure revenue generation it saw in the first three days of the company's release of Grand Theft Auto V (via EuroGamer).
Red Dead Redemption 2 is now in gamers hands with reviewers calling it one of the best games ever made, but how does it run on both the Xbox and PlayStation consoles? That saw $500 million of sales during its launch weekend, Baird analyst Colin Sebastian told Bloomberg. Likewise, RDR2 also posted the highest sales on launch day ever on the history of the PSN.
Rockstar Games' Red Dead Redemption 2 is sort of a big deal. I'm holding to that prediction, although I do expect it to be a pretty tight race between it and Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. The records are sure to continue to break as Red Dead Online releases in public beta sometime in November on PS4 and Xbox One.
Red Dead Redemption 2 players will want to grab the legendary bear pelt in order to craft an awesome outfit for Arthur Morgan. Piscatella does not buy into that view.
Critics from around the world have praised the game for its engrossing storyline, rich open world environment and stunning graphics, with many calling it among the best video games of all time.
One of the few more lukewarm reviews of the video game came from Slant Magazine, who hailed the game for its ambition and scope but found relatively little depth to it.