The original game never made it to PC, but Take-Two's mega-hit GTA 5 did get a stunning port to PC, years after its original release on PS3 and Xbox 360.
According to a recent investor call, it won't be too long before we're all plunged into such chaotic, six-shooter warfare, as it has been stated by Take 2 CEO Strauss Zelnick that Red Dead online is expected to begin its beta-testing period at the end of November. Of course, it's also worth mentioning that these figures are sell-in numbers rather than sell-through, which means that the physical copies included in the 17 million total is in reference to units shipped to retailers instead of those purchased by customers. In addition to the base game, Rockstar is planning to launch Red Dead Online - a highly anticipated multiplayer expansion that takes place in Red Dead Redemption 2's open world.
Rockstar Games is certainly no stranger when it comes to having gigantic sales figures attached to its projects, as its action-adventure game, Grand Theft Auto 5, is one of the industry's biggest hits ever.
Time will tell what Red Dead Redemption 2's 8-year sales will be, but for now, Rockstar and Take-Two are probably feeling pretty pleased with their latest success.