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RDR2 Steals The Show With A $725 Million First Weekend Earnings, Sets Records

Rockstar Games is winning 2018, as RDR2 or the Red Dead Redemption 2 has made whopping $725 in the very first three days. This figure stands for worldwide sales for RDR2; it is an action game that’s western themed. It released on October 26, 2018, just a couple of days ago. RDR2 won rave reviews everywhere and is a major hit amongst audiences.

Interestingly, RDR2 is a prequel to the 2010 Red Dead Redemption; it marks the third installment to the RDR series. RDR traces the life and times of Arthur Morgan, a member of the Dutch Van der Linde gang. RDR2 is touted as the biggest games of not only 2018 but till date!

When it comes to rankings, Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto V is the biggest seller of all time. RDR2 has earned a coveted spot for itself in terms of rankings; it stands just behind Grand Theft Auto V. RDR2 was just a couple of million shies from earning the first spot in terms of biggest openers. Grand Theft earned $1 billion in first three days back on September 17′ 2013. But RDR2 isn’t any less of competition either. GTAV might have sold 100 million copies, RDR2 figures are more surprising than any other.

RDR2 has seen the single-biggest opening weekend ever. And by ever, I mean the history of entertainment, courtesy of Rockstar Games. Translated into other words, it means that figures set by RDR2 surpass those of Avengers: Infinity War and Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Keep in mind we are talking about the 3-day sales for RDR2, prices of which start at $59.99 (rated Mature for that 17-up) only! There are many such awesome records that RDR2 has set.

In terms of reviews, it has won the best; as RDR2 scored a 97 on Metacritic. It ties on No. 6 all-time spot with the likes of Super Mario Galaxy and GTA V. Also on Sony’s PlayStation Network, RDR2 earned the title of biggest full game sales. A senior analyst at Michael Olson reports that RDR2 has sold 11 million copies in first three days itself. EGM gives RDR2 a 10 out of 10 while GameSpot gives it a 9/10. Such universal acclaim makes RDR2 a masterpiece in itself.

Written by Anhaar Ahmed

My name is Anhaar Ahmed. I'm a technology journalist at Techglen. Mostly I write about all things tech but you will often find me writing about entertainment news. You can get in touch with me at anhaar@techglen.com

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