'Red Dead Redemption 2' Players React to the KKK In-Game

'Red Dead Redemption 2' Players React to the KKK In-Game

'Red Dead Redemption 2' Players React to the KKK In-Game

The must-own title reportedly banked over $725 million in worldwide retail sales in just 72 hours. Copies of RDR went from anywhere between $60 and $100 (for special editions), but still, it's opening weekend is nothing short of fantastic.

The strong initial sales are good, but more importantly they seemingly create a wide base for Red Dead Online, the multiplayer portion of the game that is planned to launch (in beta) next month.

Red Dead Redemption 2 had us head over heels when it got out in the world.

The shares had dropped 6.9 percent a day earlier following a report by MScience, which predicted sales would be "modestly lower" than releases of both "Black Ops IV" and "Grand Theft Auto V".

Red Dead Redemption 2 is galloping into the record books thanks to its three-day haul of $725 million, which represents the single-biggest sales weekend enjoyed by any brand in any medium in entertainment history. Unsurprisingly, it's also the biggest entertainment launch of 2018 so far, and the most pre-ordered full game on PlayStation Network ever.

But here's the funniest part of all of this: selling the game isn't the big part of where Rockstar will make its money on Red Dead Redemption 2. Arthur Morgan and the Van der Linde gang are forced to flee.

That is a bit of a fudge though as Grand Theft Auto V, also by Rockstar, still holds the record for the overall highest-grossing entertainment launch, but since it launched on a Tuesday rather than a Friday it technically didn't have an opening weekend.

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