Red Dead Redemption 2 currently holds a metacritic score of 97, making it one of the highest rated games of all time. That the game was due to be a huge success is something many had already foreseen. It remains a difficult ordeal to get a grasp on how well it did from a sales perspective, but Take-Two Interactive recently shared some sales data to enlighten us; Red Dead Redemption 2 has shipped more than 17 million copies. A staggering number considering the time it has been available.
The game single handedly killed off my entire Destiny 2 clan. What used to be a group of around 50 has now been reduced to only a handful number of people returning to the weekly grind. Others are now knees-deep in the Wild Frontier. The sales number accounts for copies sold to retailers for both Xbox and Playstation consoles. So not the number of copies purchased by actual end users, but a staggering number nonetheless. Take-Two cannot complain, as the sequel to Red Dead Redemption apparently made more sales in the first eight days of release than its predecessor did in eight years.
And rightfully so. I have been playing the game myself for the last couple of weeks and it’s in a league of its own. Graphically the game is jaw dropping impressive; everything is so detailed, sharp and smooth. It truly is one of the most beautiful, vibrant and life-like open worlds to date. With that being said, the game starts incredibly slow though. The controls have a certain weight to it, you’ll spent a considerable amount of time riding your horse and even the story takes its time to build up and take pace. Once you get the hang of things, become more known with how the game works, and is meant to be played, you’ll most certainly enjoy this game. It’s an accumulation of everything Rockstar so far, and with their reputation and catalogue, that’s saying a lot.