Red Dead Redemption 2 is a superb game, it merges a peerless story with an open-world to surpass the very best in games, it is a masterpiece. In our review, we suggested that “Red Dead Redemption 2 is a game of great depth… a package which will continue to deliver in the months and years to come”.
With its latest open-world Wild-West epic, Rockstar games have once again set the benchmark by which games in the genre should be judged and this has now been reflected by its total sales figures. In a call with its investors on the 5th February, Publisher Take-Two Interactive stated that Red Dead Redemption 2 had now moved more than 23 million copies.
Though this does not necessarily represent physical (or ‘sold-through’) sales of the game, the NPD Group (a U.K. Consumer Market Research firm) suggested that Red Dead Redemption 2 had gone on to defeat Activision’s Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 for 2018’s top selling game.
Take-Two were also keen to stress that the game had sold more copies in its first eight days than its predecessor had in its lifetime, a landmark achievement which though fairly meager in comparison to
the Grand Theft Auto franchise marks the best for the Red Dead Redemption franchise.
Here’s hoping that a sequel is in the works. Judging by Take-Two Interactives penchant for making money, I’m sure there will be.