Red Dead Redemption 2 Rakes in a Record-Breaking $725 Million in its Opening Weekend

Red Dead Redemption 2's opening weekend sees it crush a number of records to achieve the biggest weekend launch in entertainment history.

on October 30, 2018 10:42 AM

There was never any doubt that Red Dead Redemption 2 was going to be a best selling title. Ever since it was first revealed way back in 2016 the beautiful game was destined for great things. However, I don’t think anybody would have expected it see the single most impressive opening weekend in the history of entertainment.

Rockstar Games’ Red Dead Redemption 2 was released on Friday to critical acclaim. Through its first three days the western brought in a whopping $725 million. On top of this, the game has also set a number of additional benchmarks including being the biggest day one release for a full game in the history of PlayStation Network, the biggest first three days ever for a full game on PlayStation Network, and most pre-ordered full game to ever hit PlayStation Network.

Outside of its PSN achievements, Rockstar Games has confirmed via email that Red Dead Redemption 2’s celebrations continue into the world of retail as it has also hit the benchmark of biggest launch weekend in retail across all entertainment platforms, and the second biggest retail launch off all times across all entertainment platforms. To top it all off, the game also holds the title of the biggest entertainment launch of 2018.

With the incredible sum of $725 million, Red Dead Redemption 2 has seen the second best launch in entertainment history, beaten only by Rockstar Games’ other juggernaut title Grand Theft Auto V which made a jaw-dropping $1 billion in its first three days following it mid-week launch.

The gorgeous and expansive Red Dead Remption 2 is available now on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Check out our in-depth review to find out how it has earned its place as a record-breaking title. If you’re one of the few current generation gamers who hasn’t already saddled up to explore its massive and detailed world, you can order a copy now on Amazon.


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Eoghan is a gaming veteran with over 25 years of button mashing experience under his belt, and a particular interest in eSports. When not playing or collecting games, he can be heard presenting and producing radio shows in Ireland.