Red Dead Redemption 2 has the Largest Opening in Entertainment History

And there it is. It wasn’t entirely unexpected, and one can only imagine what Grand Theft Auto 6 will achieve when it launches, but for now we have a new record holder.

Rockstar Games announced that over the course of the opening weekend (Friday through Sunday), Red Dead Redemption 2 has grossed $725 million. It also now holds the distinction of being 2nd all-time in retail launch as well with only Grand Theft Auto 5 topping it with over $1 billion in retail sales during its launch (which as it launched on a Tuesday, is not a direct 1:1 comparison).

Here is the direct report from Business Wire : RDR2 has the largest opening weekend of all-time


Our Take

Red Dead Redemption 2 has taken the industry, and even the world, by storm as expected. It is quite literally everywhere and the sales figures and review scores now back up the hype. We are adoring our time with it and stay tuned for our full discussion on the title in our next Bitcast.

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