Red Dead Redemption 2 Smashes Opening Weekend Sale Records in All of Entertainment

Posted October 31, 2018 by Richard Lee Breslin in Gaming News, PS4, Retail, Xbox One

Rockstar Games has announced that Red Dead Redemption 2 has smashed multiple sales records for the opening weekend in all of entertainment, not just in the video game media, but literally all of entertainment, even smashing opening cinema weekend sale records.

Worldwide, Red Dead Redemption 2 generated over $725m in retail sales (about £665m) within its first three days.  It is only second to that of Grand Theft Auto V which generated over $1 billion in its first three days of sale.

Red Dead Redemption 2 also achieved the highest number of PlayStation Network digital pre-orders, the highest day-one sales and the highest sales in the first three days of all time.  Below you’ll find a quick rundown of the records broken with the release of this epic Wild West tale:

  • 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.

I’m currently playing through Red Dead Redemption 2 right now, however as we don’t have the luxury of early copies such as the big gaming websites, you can expect our impartial review within the next couple of weeks.


Richard Lee Breslin
Richard Lee Breslin

Gamimg has been my life for 30+ years and will always be my passion. I have a BDes Hons Games Development and Digital Media, and I hope to one day turn my passion for gaming and writing into a living. My favourite gaming series are Resi Evil, Metal Gear Solid, Silent Hill, Assassin's Creed, Uncharted and The Last of Us. I collect gaming merchandise, comics and movies. I love football (namely Aston Villa) and WWE. I can also often be found wondering the outskirts of Raccoon City. Follow me on Twitter @Solidus5nake

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