Red Dead Redemption 2 Has the Biggest Opening Weekend in Entertainment History

By Sam Quirke, 3 months ago
As no strangers to ridiculous record-breaking launches, Rockstar Games has proudly revealed that Red Dead Redemption 2 has enjoyed the biggest opening weekend in retail entertainment history, among a bunch of other accolades.

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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. Beyond the weekend statistic, Red Dead can still enjoy the silver medal; with $725 million in worldwide retail, the Wild West sequel only loses out to Grand Theft Auto V in terms of sales in the first three days.

Elsewhere, Red Dead Redemption 2 has become the most pre-ordered full game in history on the PlayStation Network and enjoyed the biggest day-one sales ever on Sony's store as well. The announcement didn't include any Xbox statistics.

Red Dead Redemption 2 has been enjoying critical accolades across the board, and our own DaveKinetic gave the game our highest rating in his review.

Make sure to check out our Seven Spoiler-Free Tips for Red Dead Redemption 2, a perfect guide to getting started on your epic Western journey.

Check out our Best Xbox Third Person Shooters Available in 2018 article for a compilation of other great games in this genre.
Sam Quirke
Written by Sam Quirke
Sam has been a Newshound since 2016. He's also been gaming long enough to know what a text parser is. When not hopelessly lost in the latest open-world epic, Sam is busy devouring books and podcasts or trading Pokémon with his wife.