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Red Dead Redemption 2 Steam Release More Than Doubled Digital Sales in December

Red Dead Redemption 2 Steam Release More Than Doubled Digital Sales in December - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 February 2020 / 2,691 Views

Digital sales of of  Red Dead Redemption 2 more than doubled in December 2019 thanks to the release of the Steam version. Sales increased from 406,000 units in November to 1 million in December, according to a report from research firm SuperData.

"Red Dead Redemption 2 received a substantial boost after launching on Steam. Digital unit sales more than doubled from 406K in November to 1.0M in December," reads the SuperData report.

"The game became available on Steam on December 5, one month after releasing elsewhere including the Epic Games Store and Rockstar Games Launcher. This brief exclusivity window was advertised in advance, so many players simply waited a short period to play the game on their preferred launcher. "

Overall consumer spending on digital games grew eight percent in December 2019 to a new record of $9.8 billion. Mobile revenue grew 28 percent, while console and PC revenue decreased 25 percent and 4 percent, respectively. Shrinking Fortnite revenue and fewer high profile game releases is the reason console digital game revenue decreased. 

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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DonFerrari (on 27 January 2020)

So basically it outsold all other games combined, but still only sold like 500k in the first month. Seem a lot smaller than console sales besides people in VGC saying PC SW sales are very big and relevant and why Sony should put all their games on PC.

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garretslarrity (on 24 January 2020)

Wow it's almost like games sell better when they work

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Radek (on 24 January 2020)

1 Million is still very low compared to first month console sales

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Chazore Radek (on 24 January 2020)

Well it was a year later and sold at full price, compared to games like Halo MCC, sold at a cheaper price, and other games out there that are better value for money.

Not sure why it has to be compared to first month sales, especially when we don't have the data from EGS, let alone R* client either.

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DonFerrari Radek (on 27 January 2020)

Actually 500k, since other games still sold on the month.

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