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Red Dead Redemption 2: More than 23 Million Copies Have Been Sold

Gautam Nath
ANALYST
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134   //    07 Feb 2019, 20:13 IST

Rockstar's / Take-Two Interactive's Red Dead Redemption 2 has made more than 23 million copies of the physical discs globally. The number is not an exact representation of the number of copies owned by players, but by the number of retailers that have bought the physical copies.

Red Dead Redemption 2 sold 17 million copies in the first 12 days of launch, back when it released on 26 October. The game has been a huge success and players were waiting for this much-awaited sequel for 8 years after the release of the original Red Dead Redemption for the PS3.

According to the NPD Group, Red Dead Redemption 2 has dethroned Activision's Call of Duty series as a bestseller (these figures did not include any numbers from the latest Call of Duty: Black Ops 4). The open world western made more sales in 12 days than its predecessor game did in 8 years. The original Red Dead Redemption was only released for the PS3, whereas the sequel was released on PS4 and Xbox One. Still incredible considering it never got a PC release.

Red Dead Redemption 2 is not Rockstar's most successful release. That title goes to their 2013 game Grand Theft Auto V. Still, both games are a fine example of the incredible work that Rockstar is capable of producing. Both these games received many awards and accolades because of how critically acclaimed they ended up being.

The introduction of Online play from Rockstar, which started in Grand Theft Auto Online and now with Red Dead Online has also given players more incentive to keep playing the game. It used to be the case with older Rockstar games which were "one and done" because players finish the single player content without much else to do post game, but that has changed now.

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