Today during Take-Two’s second-quarter financial report, the publisher gave us an update on how Red Dead Redemption II is selling. Spoiler alert: It’s red hot.
“Red Dead Redemption II sold-in more units in its first eight days than the original blockbuster Red Dead Redemption sold in its first eight years and, as of today, the title has sold-in over 17 million units worldwide,” the report says.
Because of the strong Red Dead sales and continued performance of titles like NBA 2K19 – which Take-Two says had the most successful launch in the sports franchise’s history – Take-Two is raising its forecast for 2019 fiscal year.
Analysts thought the original Red Dead Redemption wasn’t going to be a blockbuster, but Rockstar proved them wrong in a big way. To see the sequel lap the original in such a dramatic fashion is quite an accomplishment as well. With Red Dead Online potentially driving revenues even further through the roof for years to come, Take-Two looks to be in an enviable position.