red dead redemption 2 sales

Red Dead Redemption 2 is officially a hit of colossal proportions, and it's only been out since Friday last week. Rockstar has revealed that its open world adventure enjoyed the "biggest opening weekend in the history of entertainment". That means it's made more money than any game or movie to ever release over a weekend.

Indeed, Red Dead Redemption 2 made $725 million worldwide in retail sell-through. With that figure, it's the second-highest grossing entertainment launch of all time, beaten only by Grand Theft Auto V, which managed to make over $1 billion. However, as Rockstar points out, Grand Theft Auto V launched on a Tuesday.

All of this also means that worldwide, Red Dead Redemption 2 has nabbed the record for the biggest launch of any game this year. With Red Dead Online set to release next month, we struggle to comprehend how much money this thing's gonna generate over time.