Red Dead Redemption 2 has been selling incredibly well, as it recently set the record for best entertainment weekend ever, with over $725 million in launch sales. A report from Take-Two has further hammered in how well the game is doing, confirming that Red Dead Redemption 2 has sold over 17 million copies in its first eight days.
Take-Two provided a comment on how Red Dead Redemption 2 has sold 17 million copies:
A massive commercial success, Red Dead Redemption 2 has set numerous records, including achieving the biggest opening weekend in the history of entertainment, with over $725 million in retail sell-through during its first three days. Red Dead Redemption 2 sold-in more units in its first 8 days than the original blockbuster Red Dead Redemption sold in its first 8 years and, as of today, the title has sold-in over 17 million units worldwide.
Selling over 17 million copies in eight days (which is more than the lifetime sales of Red Dead Redemption) and achieving the highest-grossing weekend for entertainment launch sales of all time is quite a collection of feats. Since Red Dead Online has yet to launch, it’s fair to say that Red Dead Redemption 2 will be on the charts for a while.
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