It just shows how real and unexpected this game can get, and yet another reason why Red Dead Redemption 2 is worth the purchase. After the success of Grand Theft Auto Online, Rockstar is clearly all-in on the "Games as a Service" model, which is fine.
In the game, you play as Arthur Morgan - an outlaw associated with the infamous Dutch van der Linde gang, who are on the run from the law after a boat heist that went horribly wrong. However, I don't think anybody would have expected it see the single most impressive opening weekend in the history of entertainment.
It might not have broken any records in the United Kingdom but Rockstar Games' latest is the second biggest-entertainment launch ever, after GTA V.
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Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) confirmed that Red Dead Redemption 2 had secured the title for most ever pre-orders, most day one sales and most first three days sales.
On Friday, Red Dead Redemption 2 launched on Xbox One and PlayStation 4, leaving PC gamers out in the cold while console players run through adventures in the wild, wild west.
And Jefferies analyst Timothy O'Shea told Barron's stronger sales bodes well for future add-on microtransaction revenue for Red Dead Online, which is the multiplayer portion of the game that launches in November.