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Red Dead Redemption 2 makes record-breaking $750 million in three days

Red Dead Redemption 2 Has Made $725 Million in Three Days Red Dead Redemption 2 sales achieve single-biggest opening weekend in entertainment history
Cecil Davis | 01 November, 2018, 11:26

Biggest first three days full game sales ever on PlayStation Network. The records are certain to keep on breaking as Red Dead Online discharges in broad daylight beta at some point in November on PS4 and Xbox One.

Even more impressive is that Red Dead Redemption 2 is now a console only release, with PC gamers completely left in the dark as to if and when it will be released on the platform, which would again boost sales.

Red Dead Redemption 2 arrived last week, and it's already being celebrated as one of the most successful launches in entertainment history.

The company said Red Dead Redemption 2 achieved more than $725 million of retail sales worldwide during its first three days, blowing the investment banking company Piper Jaffray's past projections of $400 million to $500 million.

There are so many elements to Red Dead Redemption 2 that it's hard to know what to focus on.

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It seems that Rockstar Games are aware of HDR issues regarding Red Dead Redemption 2 and are working to fix them.

In the interim, Red Dead Redemption 2 remains a basic accomplishment too.

Biggest opening weekend in retail sell-through across all entertainment releases. I'm holding to that prediction, although I do expect it to be a pretty tight race between it and Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.

Multiple parameters from within the app suggest that a PC release is on the cards. "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.

While Rockstar and the Houser brothers will no doubt be celebrating another stonking video game success, it comes amid an outcry about the way in which their games - and video games in general - are made. Piscatella does not buy into that view.