'Red Dead 2' Sales: Rockstar Claims Biggest Weekend Opening Ever

We all knew Red Dead Redemption 2 would be a success, it was just a matter of how big a success the game would be. Asthe dust from its opening weekend settles, Rockstar has announced Red Dead 2 had the biggest weekend opening in the history of entertainment (yes, this includes movies.)

Arthur Morgan and the Van der Linde gang cleaned up at the check-out counter this weekend Rockstar

Other insane records from Red Dead 2's release weekend:

  • 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 day full game sales ever on PlayStation Network.

While that second biggest retail launch may not sound as impressive as the other accolades, it's only because Rockstar couldn't best itself. The number one biggest retail launch is still, to this day, GTA V. GTA V was released on a Tuesday, which explains why it doesn't have the same volume of sales over a weekend period. Red Dead Redemption 2 was released on a Friday, meaning all its sales were technically on a weekend.

We don't have any official number of copies sold, but Rockstar has confirmed the release has generated more than $725 million in its first three days of release. For reference, GTA V raked in over $1 billion in three days. That's just crazy to think about.

Red Dead Redemption 2 is now available on PS4 and Xbox One.

So what do you think? Are you one of the millions who bought a copy of Red Dead 2 already? Will you pick up a copy for yourself eventually? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.