Red Dead Redemption 2 Tops 17 Million Units Sold

Red Dead Redemption 2 Tops 17 Million Units Sold - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 07 November 2018 / 4,529 Views

Take-Two Interactive announced in its financial report for the fiscal second quarter of 2019 sales for Red Dead Redemption 2 have surpassed 17 million units worldwide.


Read what Chairman and CEO of Take-Two Strauss Zelnick stated in the financial report below:

Take-Two delivered better-than-expected operating results, including growth in Net Bookings, during the fiscal second quarter. This outperformance was driven primarily by Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online, as well as the successful launch of NBA 2K19.

On October 26th, Rockstar Games launched its highly-anticipated Red Dead Redemption 2, the label’s first game built from the ground up for the current console generation. Red Dead Redemption 2 has received outstanding reviews, with numerous critics awarding the title a perfect score. The title is now tied with Grand Theft Auto V as the highest rated title on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, with a 97 Metacritic score. A massive commercial success, Red Dead Redemption 2 has set numerous records, including achieving the biggest opening weekend in the history of entertainment, with over $725 million in retail sell-through during its first three days. Red Dead Redemption 2 sold-in more units in its first 8 days than the original blockbuster Red Dead Redemption sold in its first 8 years and, as of today, the title has sold-in over 17 million units worldwide.

As a result of our strong second quarter performance and outstanding early results from Red Dead Redemption 2, we are raising our financial outlook for fiscal 2019, which is also poised to be a record year for Net Bookings and Adjusted Operating Cash Flow. Looking ahead, we have a strong development pipeline across our labels and are exceedingly well positioned for long-term growth and margin expansion.

Red Dead Redemption 2 launched for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on October 26.

 A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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Eric2048 (on 07 November 2018)

Sweet jesus...

SuperNintend0rk (on 07 November 2018)

Holy shit! So much for BO4 outselling it as some people expected lol

StriderKiwi (on 07 November 2018)

Not sure why you'd expect COD to beat RD2. The series is past it's prime while RD2 was a much anticipated sequel to a beloved title from the last gen.

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SuperNintend0rk (on 07 November 2018)

Yeah I personally didn't expect it but some analysts/COD fanboys did

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Mordred11 (on 08 November 2018)

I don't think anyone expected BO4 to have bigger numbers the first few weeks, since COD is an yearly release and RDR2 is a sequel to a game that came out 8 years ago, but do we even know what current BO4 numbers are for you to make that statement ? Also, COD is not "past it prime", a quick look at last year's iteration should tell you that.

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SuperNintend0rk (on 08 November 2018)

According to VGChartz, the best selling COD title is BO3 with just over 15 million sold at retail. There's no way BO4 has already hit 17 million.

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Mordred11 (on 08 November 2018)

I didn't say that it did. I said you shouldn't be making statements like that using assumptions, instead of factual evidence. like you just did in your comment. It's just lazy and fanboy-ish.

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Mordred11 (on 08 November 2018)

And if you insist on using past performance like that, at least mention the fact that it's 15 million for the PS4 version alone.

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SuperNintend0rk (on 08 November 2018)

Whoops I forgot the other versions. I guess it's technically possible that B04 will outsell RDR2 over the long term but I highly doubt it.

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method114 (on 07 November 2018)

Wow those are insane numbers.

Masked_Muchaco (on 08 November 2018)

Holy cannoli! These are some god tier sales, only Rockstar to achieve such a thing.

mjk45 (on 07 November 2018)

the added comment about RDR2 setting a 3 day record is wrong GTA V is in the guinness book of world records with a billion dollar 3 day opening

shikamaru317 (on 07 November 2018)

It's not a 3 day record, but it is a weekend record. GTA V released on Tuesday, RDR2 released on a Friday.

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mjk45 (on 07 November 2018)

yeah it doesn't matter after all huge sales are huge sales, on rereading, the weekend record and subsequent 3 day figures are actually separate but the way it's written up makes it seem like it's all one piece .

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WhatATimeToBeAlive (on 07 November 2018)

Sweet baby Jesus!

SecondWar (on 07 November 2018)

So 17 million in about 5 days, assumining the quarter ended on Halloween. Even Call of Duty at its peak took a couple of months to do that.

Nuvendil (on 07 November 2018)

Very impressive. Now to see how far its legs take it.

Azzanation (on 08 November 2018)

Well i guess all that hard work paid off

COKTOE (on 07 November 2018)

Looking forward to seeing what the PS4/XBO split is like.

estebxx (on 07 November 2018)


S.Peelman (on 07 November 2018)

What? No way.

TheBird (on 07 November 2018)

Honestly this game is just absolutely amazing. Idk if this is a possible award, but consider this game of the decade!. I was expecting just another western GTA when i bought it on Saturday, but I got way more than I could ever of expected (Never watched any of the trailers tbh, I just knew that Rockstar would make a good game).

KLAMarine (on 07 November 2018)

Muhammad, peace be upon Him!

ResilientFighter (on 08 November 2018)


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KLAMarine (on 08 November 2018)

Just expressing my amazement at the sales figures.

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ResilientFighter (on 08 November 2018)

Sure buddy sure

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