“Red Dead” Sequel Opens To $725 Million

Red Dead Sequel Opens To 725 Million

Rockstar Games’ “Red Dead Redemption 2” has broken records, the highly acclaimed game reportedly pulled in more than $725 million in worldwide retail sales in its first three days – the biggest opening weekend in the history of entertainment. That tops “Avengers: Infinity Wars” which earned more than $640 million worldwide in its opening weekend earlier this year.

However, it’s not the biggest entertainment launch of all time – that remains Rockstar’s previous effort “Grand Theft Auto V” which launched on a Tuesday and earned more than $1 billion in sell-through in its first three days. In addition, the game set records for highest ever pre-orders, highest day one sales and highest sales for the first three days in market on the PlayStation Network.

Its 97/100 Metacritic score make it the best critically reviewed game this year on any platform, and in terms of the current console generation overall it sits equal first with “Grand Theft Auto V” and the Switch’s “Super Mario Odyssey” and “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild” (all three at 97), and just ahead of “The Last of Us Remastered” (95), “God of War” (94), “Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain” (94), “Celeste” (94) and “INSIDE” (93).

Source: Rockstar Games