Red Dead Redemption 2 Ships Over 17 Million Units in First Two Weeks

The game has only been out for a fortnight following its release on October 26 across both PS4 and Xbox One, but needless to say Grand Theft Auto isn’t the only title that has guaranteed Rockstar incredible success. Coinciding with the news of the latest iteration in the GTA series itself achieving quite the milestone of over a hundred million copies sold up to this point, Red Dead Redemption 2 is off to an almighty start according to Take-Two’s latest quarterly earnings release.

“Red Dead Redemption 2 sold-in more units in its first 8 days than the original blockbuster Red Dead Redemption sold in its first 8 years…” Take-Two stated. “As of today, the title has sold-in over 17 million units worldwide.” Sold-in being Take-Two’s alternative to saying shipped units, rather than focusing on copies sold. We’d already known beforehand that the game’s first three days had already created one of the biggest openings for any form of entertainment in history, with more than $725 million generated in such a short space of time and now we have a more specific figure as to how many units of the actual game that’s equated to. All of this of course, come before the inevitable PC version of the game which — while neither Rockstar nor Take-Two have officially confirmed — looks to be all-but-existent at present.