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Red Dead Redemption 2 Achieves Entertainment's Biggest Opening Weekend of All Time

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Rockstar Games® is proud to announce that the critically
acclaimed Red Dead Redemption 2 has achieved the
single-biggest opening weekend in the history of entertainment*. With
over $725 million in worldwide retail sell-through during its first
three days, Red Dead Redemption 2 is the second-highest
grossing entertainment launch of all time next to Rockstar Games'
previously released title, Grand Theft Auto V, which
achieved over $1 billion in retail sell-through in three days.*

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Rockstar Games® is proud to announce that the critically acclaimed Red Dead Redemption 2 has achieve ...

Rockstar Games® is proud to announce that the critically acclaimed Red Dead Redemption 2 has achieved the single-biggest opening weekend in the history of entertainment*. With over $725 million in worldwide retail sell-through during its first three days, Red Dead Redemption 2 is the second-highest grossing entertainment launch of all time next to Rockstar Games' previously released title, Grand Theft Auto V, which achieved over $1 billion in retail sell-through in three days. (Photo: Business Wire)

Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) also confirmed that Red Dead
Redemption 2
set new records on the PlayStation Network for
highest ever pre-orders, highest day one sales and highest sales for the
first three days in market.

Rockstar Games has partnered with SIE to bring PlayStation®4
players first access to earn select online content in Red Dead
Online
that is planned to release this November.

Red Dead Redemption 2's list of initial benchmarks include:

  • Biggest opening weekend in retail sell-through across all
    entertainment releases;
  • Second biggest launch (three days) in retail sell-through across all
    entertainment releases;
  • Biggest entertainment launch of 2018;
  • Most pre-ordered full game ever on PlayStation Network;
  • Biggest day one full game sales ever on PlayStation Network;
  • Biggest first three days full game sales ever on PlayStation Network.

An epic tale of honor and loyalty set in the dying days of the outlaw
age, Red Dead Redemption 2 follows Arthur Morgan and the
Van der Linde gang as they rob, steal and fight their way across the
rugged heartland of America in order to survive. Following a botched
robbery in the western town of Blackwater, the gang is forced to flee
and, with federal agents and the best bounty hunters in the nation
massing on their heels, deepening internal divisions threaten to tear
the gang apart, leaving Arthur to make a choice between his own ideals
and loyalty to the gang who raised him.

Told across the deepest and most expansive Rockstar world to date,
Red Dead Redemption 2
is Rockstar's first game built from the
ground up for new generation hardware, and seamlessly
blends gameplay and storytelling in a completely new way to deliver the
experience of living as an outlaw in a notorious gang.

Reviews are outstanding:

  • "What Rockstar has delivered in Red Dead Redemption 2 is not just
    the best game of the year, but the best game of the decade. It does
    not set a new bar, but rather signals a changing of the guard, a new
    future for video games, as everything that comes after will be
    launching in a post-Red Dead Redemption 2 world." -
    The
    Hollywood Reporter
  • "This is a game of rare quality; a meticulously polished open world
    ode to the outlaw era. Looking for one of this generation's very best
    single-player action experiences? Here's your huckleberry."
    -
    10/10 IGN
  • "This is a story – a collection of stories, really – about the
    decline of a way of life, as a small gang of outlaws tries ever harder
    to outrun the inexorable advance of American modernity, as well as the
    enemies and lawmen they have antagonized along the way...There can be
    no doubt that this is a landmark game. It is a new high water-mark for
    lifelike video game worlds..."
    - 5/5 The Guardian
  • "Red Dead Redemption 2 has undoubtedly raised the bar for narrative
    open-world games and will likely have a lasting impact on how they are
    made in the future. It pushes the envelope of what we understand is
    possible in a video game. It seems that every time we get something
    new from Rockstar, things inevitably change."
    - CNET
  • "Red Dead Redemption 2 is Rockstar's best game; a grand,
    magnificent adventure that's vast yet intimate. It delivers a story
    full of drama and tragedy, not to mention levity and love, and it
    compacts it all into the most inventive and compelling missions and
    moments in Rockstar's history... It's a landmark moment for the open
    world genre, and for the medium as a whole."
    - GQ UK

Red Dead Redemption 2 will also include access to Red
Dead Online
. Red Dead Online is the evolution
of the classic multiplayer experience in the original Red Dead
Redemption
, blending narrative with competitive and cooperative
gameplay in fun new ways. Red Dead Online is planned for
launch in November 2018, initially as a public beta, with more news to
come soon.

Red Dead Redemption 2 is rated M for Mature by the ESRB.
For more information, please visit www.rockstargames.com/reddeadredemption2.

*Red Dead Redemption 2 launched on a Friday so that its
‘opening weekend' (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) is the same as its first
three days, while Grand Theft Auto V launched on a Tuesday.

About Rockstar Games

Rockstar Games cemented their reputation as creators of complex living
worlds with the Grand Theft Auto series, one of the most
successful entertainment properties of all time with over 270 million
units sold-in worldwide. Through a string of critically acclaimed games
including the Grand Theft Auto series, Red Dead
Redemption
, the Max Payne series, Bully,
L.A. Noire, the Midnight Club series and The
Warriors
, Rockstar Games has helped propel interactive
entertainment into the center of modern culture.

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