November 8, 2019 Red Dead Redemption 2’s sales numbers have topped 26 million.
Red Dead Redemption 2 had incredible first week sales when it launched on consoles October last year, selling more in eight days than its predecessor Red Dead Redemption did in eight years. Now, the latest release from Rockstar parent Take-Two suggests that the sales just keep coming – the cowboy epic has sold-in around 26.5 million units worldwide.
Take-Two revealed in its Q2 2020 earnings call (released yesterday and transcribed by MFTranscribers; via GamesIndustry.biz) that “Red Dead Redemption 2 continues to grow its audience and to date has sold-in almost 26.5 million units worldwide.” While “sold-in” reflects units bought by retailers rather than those bought from them by players (‘sell-through’), it’s still a good indication of how high demand for the open world game is being gauged around the world.
Rockstar noted soon after the game’s launch that, with that with over $725 million in global retail sell-through over the Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of its release, Red Dead Redemption 2 was “the single-biggest opening weekend in the history of entertainment.”
Rockstar’s last major release, Grand Theft Auto V, actually managed to bank $1 billion in its first three days of sale, but because it launched on a Tuesday those three days did not fall on a weekend. Thus, Red Dead 2 had the second-biggest launch in all of entertainment, but the biggest opening weekend.
Regardless of any calendar shenanigans, that’s still an incredible set of numbers – and now that Red Dead Redemption 2 has reached our PCs, perhaps we’ll see sales numbers just continue to climb.
If you’re keen to saddle up and want to find out more, check out our Red Dead Redemption 2 PC review. If you’re already jumping into the wild western game, you might find our Red Dead Redemption 2 rare weapons, RDR2 legendary animals guides handy.