'Red Dead Redemption 2' (ALL) Opening Weekend Sets New Records

'Red Dead Redemption 2' (ALL) Opening Weekend Sets New Records

'Red Dead Redemption 2' (ALL) Opening Weekend Sets New Records

No, we're not saying that Red Dead Redemption 2 had the biggest opening weekend for video games.

Red Dead Redemption 2 is now the second-biggest entertainment launch of all time, behind only Grand Theft Auto V, developer Rockstar Games has announced. Reddit user joebucksucks420 has revealed that a friend of his who works for Rockstar Games has shared some interesting tidbits regarding the launch window for the upcoming "Grand Theft Auto" sequel.

Rockstar Games is no stranger to record-breaking releases with each GTA release being a cultural event and GTA V making a whopping $1 billion in just three days.

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.

Rockstar has trumpeted Red Dead Redemption 2's astronomical sales, claiming it to be the second-biggest entertainment launch of all time.

Rockstar Games has partnered with SIE to bring PlayStation 4 players first access to earn select online content in Red Dead Online that is planned to release this November.

Tcompany rarely releases new games, so when it does, it is an "earth-shattering event".

GameDaily reached out to NPD analyst Mat Piscatella as well, who told us, "Back in July, I predicted that we would report Red Dead Redemption 2 as generating the highest full game dollar sales in the USA this year". But for any hunter in Red Dead Redemption 2, the ultimate prize are the various Legendary Animals scattered around the map, whose pelts yield unique rewards-if you're canny enough to bring them down.In Chapter 2, you'll be introduced to your first Legendary Animal by way of a story mission with Hosea, in which he and Arthur hunt a huge grizzly bear. We have some short videos, however, that show the specifics of a shootout and hunting, from how immersive they are (very) to how the weapons act (realistically) to how Arthur deals with high-stress situations (well). What gets even better is that right now, customers who purchase the Xbox One X from the Microsoft Store can save $100 by bundling the game (which by itself runs at $59.99) with another Xbox One bundle of their choice.

Red Dead Redemption 2 offers a vast world to explore with more than 60 hours of content.

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