It took a few days for Red Dead Redemption 2 to position itself as one of the most important releases in the video game industry. However, it should be noted that its scope is greater, because it is one of the most successful entertainment products of recent times.
According to the financial results of Take-Two, the company that owns Rockstar and 2K Games, Red Dead Redemption 2 generated $725 million in just 3 days. This makes it the second most important and profitable launch of the entertainment industry.
Red Dead Redemption 2 is thus only behind Grand Theft Auto V, recognized as the most profitable entertainment product in the history. With this, Rockstar is positioned as one of the essential studios and with the greatest impact.
The original release of Grand Theft Auto V occurred midweek, so Red Dead Redemption 2 set the record for the most successful launch in a weekend. To this, we must add that the new title was very well received by the players and the specialized critics.
Red Dead Redemption 2 also significantly boosted records on the PlayStation Network. The original game sold an estimated 15 million copies in total. Therefore, it is expected that the new title will surpass this mark with the passing of the months.
In fact, we know that the game had a successful debut in the United Kingdom, a region where it doubled the initial sales of the first installment. Red Dead Redemption 2 is now available for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.