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Hurrikane

RDR2 $725 Million in 3 Days

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Hurrikane

Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesss

 

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/red-dead-redemption-2-achieves-120000682.html

 

Rockstar Games® is proud to announce that the critically acclaimed Red Dead Redemption 2has achieved the single-biggest opening weekend in the history of entertainment*. With over $725 million in worldwide retail sell-through during its first three days, Red Dead Redemption 2 is the second-highest grossing entertainment launch of all time next to Rockstar Games’ previously released title, Grand Theft Auto V, which achieved over $1 billion in retail sell-through in three days.*

 

 

Red Dead Redemption 2’s list of initial benchmarks include:

  • Biggest opening weekend in retail sell-through across all entertainment releases;
  • Second biggest launch (three days) in retail sell-through across all entertainment releases;
  • Biggest entertainment launch of 2018;
  • Most pre-ordered full game ever on PlayStation Network;
  • Biggest day one full game sales ever on PlayStation Network;
  • Biggest first three days full game sales ever on PlayStation Network.
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Lonely-Martin

Not bad for a horsey* game!

 

(* Not my words or sentiment mind, lol).

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TheLordMarvel

I knew this game would be huge. Damn deserves it all too!

 

Well done R*!!!!

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Rykjeklut

What are those "*" for?

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Lonely-Martin
2 minutes ago, TheLordMarvel said:

I knew this game would be huge. Damn deserves it all too!

 

Well done R*!!!!

Story was what I wanted, and got more than I expected by far.

 

Online, we'll see how it goes. But definitely a renewed enthusiasm because of this for sure. I hope it's epic.

1 minute ago, Rykjeklut said:

What are those "*" for?

* = Aside GTA V, I figured at least.

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Jason

Just to clarify: GTA V released on a Tuesday, so it's three days were all week days. RDR2 was on a Friday.

 

RDR2 has the biggest weekend launch of all time, GTA V has the outright biggest launch, so Rockstar hold both those records now.

 

Hugely impressive, a mother f*cking western has just smashed everything.

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White Shark

Awesome stuff. I've never ever been into westerns myself. Never played the first Red Dead or Gun, etc. Honestly, I was in two minds on whether to get RDR2 but in the end I wanted a change of pace from GTA Online. Am I glad I did! Rockstar could make any premise to anyone a big seller!

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GroveStGTAV

This game deserves more everything than gta v.

 

It is perfecttt

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Devdevi45

R* very much well deserved it they are above every other developer imo.

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GTAFanClub

Wow I'm actually surprised that many people were interested in a western game. Only Rockstar could achieve that.

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Jabalous

Well-deserved. 

 

Great achievement for developers who worked tirelessly on the game. 

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Life Hack

RDR3 confirmed. 

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MjrOu812

Very impressive....but it doesn't surprise me Rockstar is king.

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Fennimoe
20 minutes ago, Life Hack said:

RDR3 confirmed. 

SPOILERS!!

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TheExclusiveMan

Honestly at this point rockstar could make a game about a guy who washes windows for a living and the whole game reflects that and it will sell well, they are on a whole other level

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MjrOu812
35 minutes ago, TheExclusiveMan said:

Honestly at this point rockstar could make a game about a guy who washes windows for a living and the whole game reflects that and it will sell well, they are on a whole other level

Yep...I agree, hell they could make a game that's totally broken and flawed, and people would buy it?

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NikosUncle

Have any of the call of duty games come close to this?

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Jason
3 minutes ago, NikosUncle said:

Have any of the call of duty games come close to this?

The last few last gen Call of Duty's did some huge numbers, Black Ops 2 did 500m and 7.5m sold in the first 24 hours and 1 billion in 15 days. Ghosts shipped 1 billion worth of copies in 24 hours but sales were down on Black Ops 2. Bethesda did a similar thing with Fallout 4, claiming it shipped 750m worth of copies in 24 hours. Shipped meaning shipped to retailers, but not sold to consumers. Rockstar have always reported sales to consumers.

 

More recently, Black Ops 4 did 500m in sales in 3 days. Last years CoD:WWII, did similar numbers I think. That took 47 days to hit a billion in sales.

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SneakyDeaky

With this being a western, a dead genre, those numbers are hugely impressive.

GTA will always be Rockstar's bread and butter but you can rest assured Rockstar now have another extremely successful series. RDR 3 will happen within the next 10 years without a doubt, and RDR Online is going to be big over the next few years. I think the beta will be the tip of the iceberg, I expect major updates in the future.

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SeniorDerp
2 hours ago, Life Hack said:

RDR3 confirmed. 

I can see the info drought from here 

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Antipode

Well earned

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Ah

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ViperDG

Congratulations Rockstar. You  deserve those profits.

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Shadowfennekin

They deserve it, it's a wonderful game!

Hopefully this means we can get a third installation in the series.... though hopefully one without John period, unless he makes a cameo like Claude in SA

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Ice_cold2016

It didn't even make no 1 in the UK sales chart. (UK being the 2cnd biggest market) FIFA 19 is still number 1. 

When GTAV released is took 89% of the market share.  Red Dead 2 has taken just 60% of the market share. So 40% are still buying other games over Red Dead 2.  Only 11% were buying other games over GTAV. 

 

And 68% of sales are on PS4 btw.

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Self-Destructive Man
26 minutes ago, Ice_cold2016 said:

It didn't even make no 1 in the UK sales chart. (UK being the 2cnd biggest market) FIFA 19 is still number 1. 

When GTAV released is took 89% of the market share.  Red Dead 2 has taken just 60% of the market share. So 40% are still buying other games over Red Dead 2.  Only 11% were buying other games over GTAV. 

 

And 68% of sales are on PS4 btw.

Huh, you gotta try real hard to only see the "bad" things in this numbers.

In your comparison, you only forgot to point it out that GTA V was the seventh (fifteenth overall) installment of the biggest, well established, franchise, in one of the most popular genres, whereas Red Dead it's only the third game in a not yet established and not so popular franchise, in a dead genre.

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Gangsta Braze

“bUt pEoPLe aRrEnT iNtO wEsTeRNs” lol 

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0223998743

Much deserved!..kudos to everyone who worked on the game.

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Antipode
5 hours ago, Ice_cold2016 said:

It didn't even make no 1 in the UK sales chart. (UK being the 2cnd biggest market) FIFA 19 is still number 1. 

When GTAV released is took 89% of the market share.  Red Dead 2 has taken just 60% of the market share. So 40% are still buying other games over Red Dead 2.  Only 11% were buying other games over GTAV. 

 

And 68% of sales are on PS4 btw.

No matter how you paint it, RDR2 is a massive success.

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IG_
4 hours ago, Gangsta Braze said:

“bUt pEoPLe aRrEnT iNtO wEsTeRNs” lol 

I mean, they kind of aren't.

 

If Westerns were a very popular video-game genre, then Red Dead wouldn't have been the only Western franchise out there. Other Western games that critically did well (above a 7-8) never did commercially too well.
Red Dead Redemption 2 is successful because Rockstar went above and beyond what was expected with RDR2. Many people are playing RDR2 not because it's a Western in itself, but because it's a revolutionary open world game that happens to be a Western.

 

People who like Westerns should be happy that the only established Western franchise is also a revolutionary franchise. RDR1 was one of the most critically acclaimed games of its console generation with many publications considering it to among the best video games ever game and RDR2 is not only critically acclaimed it's also considered revolutionary. 

5 hours ago, Ice_cold2016 said:

It didn't even make no 1 in the UK sales chart. (UK being the 2cnd biggest market) FIFA 19 is still number 1. 

When GTAV released is took 89% of the market share.  Red Dead 2 has taken just 60% of the market share. So 40% are still buying other games over Red Dead 2.  Only 11% were buying other games over GTAV. 

 

And 68% of sales are on PS4 btw.

Dude, it made 725 million dollars in three days. Are you seriously trying to make 725 million dollars sound like not a big deal because it didn't sell well as GTA V (Not surprised) and it's not number 1 in the charts of one country?

 

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CryptReaperDorian

If something is a "dead genre," then it's definitely worth reviving.

 

Look at Battlefield 1. Around that time, World War shooters were being produced in pretty low numbers, and World War 1 specifically was virtually untouched in the realms of the AAA gaming market. Yet, Battlefield 1 ended up being a colossal success for the franchise (in terms of sales). Doing the same, old thing will usually result in reduced sales at some point (definitely for annualized titles anyways).

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