Red Dead Redemption 2 Sells Three Times As Much As Its Predecessor in US

Following on from the news of its modest debut around the world — in which a measly sum of around $725 million equated to total global sales of roughly 17 million copies — Red Dead Redemption 2, in the US particularly, appears to have sold three times the units in its launch month as its predecessor did back in 2010. According to NPD Group analyst Mat Piscatella, while Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 remained the number one best-seller for the month of October, a mere nine days on store shelves was all it took for Rockstar’s acclaimed sequel to become the second best-selling game of the year in general.

“With just nine days of reported sales, Red Dead Redemption 2 is the second best-selling game of October 2018 and is now also the second best-selling game year to date,” Piscatella stated “Red Dead Redemption 2 launch month sales more than tripled those of the previous title in the series, Red Dead Redemption, which launched May 2010.” It’s a bigger margin compared to early sales across the pond in the UK where this year’s sequel sold more than double that of the original — an even clearer indication that, across the entirety of the western hemisphere, there’ve been plenty of people anticipating this release.