Red Dead Redemption 2 is Still Not the Biggest Week One Release of the Year

Charts in the UK suggest that Red Dead Redemption 2 sales had a strong start indeed. RDR2 shows great promise even though these numbers only count for physical copies. Once the count for Red Dead Redemption 2 digital release sales come in it is only expected to rise.

But even with such potential Red Dead Redemption 2 wasn’t able to top the biggest first-week record of 2018. RDR2 stands behind only FIFA 19 in that regard. Still, once the complete report of Red Dead Redemption 2 sales is out we’re sure results won’t be upsetting at all.

Apart from FIFA 19, RDR2 had no trouble beating the latest Call of Duty title. Red Dead Redemption 2 managed to overcome the first week sales of Black Ops 4.

Although, a comparison with GTA V at this point isn’t justified. Still, Red Dead Redemption 2 also had a heavy weight of carrying Rockstar’s legacy on its shoulders. Grand Theft Auto V was able to sell two million copies in the UK alone in its first week. Yet Red Dead Redemption 2 release does not fall in the similar circumstances of GTA V.

So, a record breaker like GTA V is not the necessary standard for RDR2 to match. Meanwhile, Red Dead Redemption 2 has sold double than it’s original title. Additionally, it is the third highest selling game in recent times, apart from FIFA titles. Black Ops 3 and COD Advanced Warfare are the only ones above them in this regard.

Almost a 3/4th of these Red Dead Redemption 2 sales made were for PS4 users. The rest of these buyers were Xbox users. Meanwhile, Xbox One users were having trouble installing the game due to a CD issue.

These UK charts from GfK provide a strong base for RDR2 to further flourish in the market. Moreover, we now await word from Rockstar Games for the report on Red Dead Redemption 2 release sales.

Red Dead Redemption 2 has a lot of challenges in the game for users each with its own reward. Additionally, these RDR2 challenges might help in getting the best ending to the game. Players also have an option to collect unique items in the game. As they progress in the game, lots of outfits are also made available to the players as well.