LOS ANGELES: Red Dead Redemption 2 broke records in its first three days on sale, pulling in more than US$725mil (RM3.03bil) in worldwide retail sales and achieving the biggest opening weekend in the history of entertainment, developer Rockstar Games announced.
That tops the highest-grossing movie in history, Avengers: Infinity Wars, which earned more than US$640mil (RM2.67bil) during its opening weekend earlier this year. But Red Dead Redemption 2 still isn’t the highest grossing entertainment launch of all time. That honour also goes to Rockstar Games for Grand Theft Auto V, which earned more than US$1bil (RM4.18bil) in sell-through in its first three days. Because Grand Theft Auto V launched on a Tuesday, it left the door open for Red Dead Redemption 2’s – which launched on a Friday – record-setting weekend.
Rockstar also reports that according to Sony Interactive Entertainment, Red Dead Redemption 2 set records for highest ever pre-orders, highest day one sales and highest sales for the first three days in market on the PlayStation Network.
Red Dead Redemption 2 is currently the highest critically reviewed game on the PlayStation 4, with an average score of 97 on Metacritic, and the top game on Xbox One, also with an average score of 97 on Metacritic. – Variety/Reuters