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Red Dead Redemption 2 has earned Rockstar games almost $1 billion in the first weekend

Red Dead Redemption 2 is only the second highest first weekend earner for Rockstar Games.

  • Published: October 31, 2018 6:31 PM IST
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The newest game from Rockstar Games’ Red Dead Redemption 2 was the most anticipated game of the year, and not for nothing. The release of Red Dead Redemption 2 took the gaming world by storm and has apparently made $725 million in three days of release, and that is a massive achievement for any game.

Red Dead Redemption 2 was first teased almost two years ago when Rockstar Games put out the first poster of the game and people have been hyped since. The first iteration of the game was a massive success for Rockstar Games and people all over lauded it for the accurate and detailed portrayal of its setting of the American wild west.

The game is priced is $60 which makes it one of the costlier AAA games in the market right now. But the present revenue earned by the company shows that people didn’t care about the pricing and were too excited to try it. The game has constantly received the top ratings from almost all publications that have reviewed it.

The only game from Rockstar Games to earn a higher opening weekend was the Grand Theft Auto V which was back in the year 2013 which amassed over $1 billion within the first three days of its release.

Red Dead Redemption 2 set the record for the highest-selling game on Sony’s PlayStation Network on PlayStation 4 despite being available on Xbox One.

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This is a significant achievement since the two other major games this year, God of War and Marvel’s Spider-man are both PlayStation exclusives.

  • Published Date: October 31, 2018 6:31 PM IST