Red Dead Redemption 2 Has Best Opening Weekend In Entertainment History

by : Ewan Moore on : 31 Oct 2018 16:13
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Red Dead Redemption 2 is making an absolute butt-load of money and breaking all kinds of records, in news that should be surprising nobody. 


Rockstars latest game has brought in an eye-watering $725 million in its first three days on sale, making it the best opening weekend in entertainment history, which means it beat out every other book, film, and album launch – not just video games.

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This news does come with something of a caveat though. While RDR 2 can claim to have enjoyed the best opening weekend, it only comes second place in terms of best launches overall.

As you might expect, the record holder of best overall opening is Rockstar’s own Grand Theft Auto V, which released on a Tuesday and made $1 billion in its first three days, which means Red Dead Redemption 2 only managed the second best opening overall – losers.


Still, Red Dead Redemption 2 has managed to set a number of sales records on PS4, including most pre-ordered full game, biggest day-one full game sales, and biggest three-day full game sales on PlayStation Network.

It’s important to note that Red Dead Online won’t even launch for another month. Given that GTA Online turned out to be the aspect of GTA V that would continue to make sickening amounts of money, it’s safe to assume that Rockstar stands to make a hell of a lot more money yet.

In other Red Dead Redemption 2 news, you can check out exactly how many people have been inspired to check out Wild West porn as a result of the game, or find out exactly where the aliens are hiding in the game’s massive open world.

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Ewan Moore

Ewan Moore is a journalist at UNILAD Gaming who still quite hasn't gotten out of his mid 00's emo phase. After graduating from the University of Portsmouth in 2015 with a BA in Journalism & Media Studies (thanks for asking), he went on to do some freelance words for various places, including Kotaku, Den of Geek, and TheSixthAxis, before landing a full time gig at UNILAD in 2016.

Topics: Gaming