Take-Two Interactive, the parent company of Rockstar Games, announced today that Red Dead Redemption 2 had sold over 50 million copies across the PlayStation, Xbox, and PC platforms. Red Dead Redemption 2 has been a smashing success for Rockstar and Take-Two since its initial release back in 2018. And even while Grand Theft Auto V never achieved the same outrageous heights as the open-world western, RDR2 has now attained a very uncommon milestone.
GTA V at 175 million copies shipped, Red Dead Redemption 2 at 50.
Take Two: “We were also pleased with the performance of Red Dead Redemption 2, which outpaced our expectations, driven by successful holiday promotions and events.”
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Red Dead Redemption 2 sold 50 million copies
Red Dead Redemption 2 has officially sold 50 million copies worldwide, Take-Two announced today during a fresh earnings call. Given the game’s age, it’s fairly amazing that RDR2 sold over 4 million copies in only the last quarter. Take-Two claimed that although this quarter’s performance was surprising, it was largely driven by the game’s strong holiday sales.
If you’re curious, just eight video games have ever sold more than 50 million copies in history. The most recent addition to this group is Red Dead Redemption 2. Which can now be found alongside games like Grand Theft Auto V, Tetris, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, PUBG, and Minecraft. The possibility of RDR2 moving up to the seventh position overall is still up in the air. But doing so would require it to surpass Mario Kart 8, which is an extremely difficult job.
The fact that Rockstar Games is reportedly not aiming to bring Red Dead Redemption 2 to the PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X platforms may be the weirdest aspect of the game’s sustained success. On paper, ports for new hardware make a lot of sense and may possibly increase RDR2 sales, but Rockstar is reportedly more focused on Grand Theft Auto VI. Rockstar’s intentions on this front may alter in the future, but for the time being, fans shouldn’t hold out much hope. Besides Red Dead Redemption 2 selling 50 millin copies, we have other articles for you.