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31 October, 2018, 16:20 | Author: Vicki Mclaughlin
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 Companion App Suggests PC Version Exists

To top it all off, the game also holds the title of the biggest entertainment launch of 2018.

Rockstar's windfall from Red Dead Redemption 2 is only going to increase in the coming months due to the holidays and the launch of Red Dead Online, the game's multiplayer component. This is the second-highest grossing entertainment launch ever behind Grand Theft Auto 5, another Rockstar Games release.

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

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The western video game epic reached one of the biggest opening weekends in all of the entertainment industry. But while the original Red Dead Redemption never came to PC, Rockstar's other games have come in time.

All of this contributed to a massive $725 million in retail sell-through during its first three days - beating the $500 million that Activision's Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 managed, releasing only two weeks prior.

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. The new game is set in 1899 and follows the dusty trail of mayhem left in the wake of the outlaw Arthur Morgan and the gang he rides with, which is lead by the charismatic killer Dutch Van der Linde. GTA V launched on a Tuesday, and pulled in one billion in three days, so that's why Red Dead 2 was able to take the weekend crown.

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