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'Red Dead Redemption 2' Earns a Record-Setting $725M Opening Weekend

05 November 2018
'Red Dead Redemption 2' Earns a Record-Setting $725M Opening Weekend

Released on Friday to critical acclaim, Red Dead Redemption 2's opening weekend eclipses the $640.5m of Avengers: Infinity War, which is the highest-grossing of any film in history.

Previously Rockstar Games has released Grand Theft Auto V, which managed over US$1 billion (NZ$1.527 billion) in three days' worth of sales.

Analyst are ecstatic over the sales of the Red Dead Redemption 2 open-world game, which takes inspiration from old Wild West movies.

Actually, website Rockstar Intel (via PC Gamer) recently discovered certain hidden parameters in Rockstar's companion app for Red Dead Redemption 2, which strongly suggest the game could be hitting the PC in the future. Rockstar plans to launch Red Dead Online in November as a public beta.

You can grab it for free on Android and iOS smartphones and tablets, and it allows among the other things to have the mini-map displayed in real time on your second screen. The publisher no doubt has high aspirations for Red Dead Online, but as an online experience it's still an unproven entity.

PS4 and Xbox systems finally have Red Dead Redemption on their platforms. Piscatella does not buy into that view. The cowboy epic was one of this year's most anticipated video games.

Microtransaction revenue represents incremental digital sales from gamer purchases of in-game currency or cosmetic items. 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 is being called one of the best video games of all time, and the buzz surrounding it has been massive.