"Red Dead Redemption 2" sold-in more than 17 million units worldwide as of Wednesday, outpacing total sales of the eight-year-old original "Red Dead Redemption" in just eight days, Rockstar Games' parent company Take-Two Interactive announced. Unlike the Rockstar western's excellent implementation of deep snow, its instructional take on hair growth and its generally compelling depiction of a crumbling micro-society, this new Red Dead's superb present participles appear outside the game.
Those aren't the only accolades Take-Two called out, either: Rockstar's Cowboy epic is apparently the most pre-ordered full game ever sold on PlayStation Network, as well as the biggest day-one sales of any digital PlayStation games.More news: The Weeknd Announces New Album "Coming Soon"
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Red Dead Redemption 2 publisher Take-Two may be proud of the game's successful launch, but it won't give any hints as to when or if the game is getting a release on PC.More news: Trump has heated exchange with CNN, NBC journalists at press conference
Rockstar Games is certainly no stranger when it comes to having large sales figures attached to its projects, as its action-adventure game, Grand Theft Auto 5, is one of the industry's biggest hits ever.
As it turns out, a lot of people want to play Red Dead Redemption 2. As Take-Two points out in its report, Red Dead Redemption 2 has received numerous ideal, or near-perfect review scores from many games media outlets, including the likes of IGN, GameSpot, and Game Informer.More news: Is BioWare teasing Mass Effect 4?