There has been a lot of anticipation for Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption 2. Fans of the series have had to wait for a very long time for this title to arrive. Now that it’s finally here, they’re picking it up in droves. The company has revealed that it has shipped 17 million copies of Red Dead Redemption 2 since its launch.
Take-Two Interactive, Rockstar’s parent compay, has announced that more than 17 million copies of this popular open-world Western have been shipped since it was launched on October 26th. It’s an impressive feat that Rockstar has managed to ship 17 million copies of the title which has been released for both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in just twelve days after it was launched.
It merits mentioning here that these are sell-in numbers which means that the figure includes units that have been shipped to retailers but not necessarily sold to end customers. It’s impressive nonetheless since it doesn’t include digital purchases. Many gamers now tend to purchase titles digitally instead of buying physical copies.
Take-Two has also revealed that Red Dead Redemption 2 sold more copies in its first eight days than the original Red Dead Redemption did in almost eight years after its release. The title was launched in May 2010 and it was only in February 2017 that the sell-in numbers crossed 15 million units. Red Dead Redemption 2 was able to cross that milestone in eight days after being launched.