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Red Dead Redemption 2 Stomped the Largest Opening in the Entertainment Industry

01 November, 2018, 02:07 | Author: Lloyd Doyle
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Red Dead Redemption 2 is galloping into the record books thanks to its three-day haul of $725 million, which represents the single-biggest sales weekend enjoyed by any brand in any medium in entertainment history. Considering that Grand Theft Auto V released on a Tuesday, Red Dead Redemption 2 enjoyed a clear path to becoming the biggest selling entertainment product launched over a weekend.

Since its release four days ago on October 26, Red Dead Redemption 2 was the top viewed game on Twitch.

Unit sales were not made available for Red Dead Dead Redemption 2 and, with console-bundled sales in the mix, the tally is an elusive one to determine mathematically.

Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter noted that the sales figures imply around 12 million units sold at launch. Likewise, RDR2 also posted the highest sales on launch day ever on the history of the PSN.


According to analytics reported by Esports Observer, as of press time, 13.76 million hours (3.4 million per day) worth of Red Dead Redemption 2 streams were watched during its first four days of availability. "So the real question is what will consumer response to Red Dead Online be, as that will determine the strength of what will nearly certainly be an extended sales curve", Piscatella continued.

Of course, if Red Dead Redemption 2 is truly on the works, another matter is how long it will take the New York-based studio to put out a PC version of Red Dead Redemption 2. Will people be so absorbed in the game that other triple-A titles this season could suffer?

Many have brought it online to complain that HDR serves no real purposes in improving the graphics in the game. We have some short videos, however, that show the specifics of a shootout and hunting, from how immersive they are (very) to how the weapons act (realistically) to how Arthur deals with high-stress situations (well).

It is being called one of the best video games of all time, and the buzz surrounding it has been massive.

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