Rockstar Games’ Red Dead Redemption 2 has surpassed Take-Two Interactive’s expectations.
Take-Two Interactive had a very successful third quarter. The company posted it’s Q3 earnings report revealing that the publisher beat its revenue targets. A big reason for that is Red Dead Redemption 2 and its online component, Red Dead Online.
The publisher expected to bring in $1.4-$1.45 billion in net bookings. Ultimately, they managed to bring in $1.57 billion. Red Dead Redemption 2 managed to surpass 23 million units sold through to retail, and the company noted engagement with Red Dead Online is higher than with Grand Theft Auto Online during the launch period. Over the opening weekend, Red Dead Redemption 2 gross $725 million and went on to be the highest-selling game of 2018.
Take-Two also saw strong numbers NBA 2K19. The basketball title beat out the likes of FIFA 19 and Madden NFL 19 to be best-selling sports game in the US last year. Meanwhile, Civilization VI on Switch outperformed expectations.