The owner of Rockstar Games, Take-Two Interactive, has announced today that the open-world wild west action-adventure game has now sold over 24 million copies.
We remember Take-Two announcing over 23 million copies were sold way back in November 2018. Based on these data we can assume that the title’s momentum is slowing down.
Success at launch
During the initial launch of Red Dead Redemption 2, the game sold over 17 million copies, with additional six million by November. Although the impressive one million copies were shipped since then, the slower pace is remarkable.
Aside from game sales Red Dead Redemption 2 also makes its profit from Red Dead Online’s microtransactions. Strauss Zelnick, Take-Two CEO, has confirmed that the Red Dead Online will end its beta during this quarter.
Beta near its end
Since its launch last November, Red Dead Online has remained in beta. However, Rockstar has been supporting it by adding new content regularly.
The future is looking bright for Red Dead Online as it continues to be a huge hit. Zelnick stated that Red Dead Online is performing better than GTA Online.
“We have very high expectations for that title going forward”, Zelnick said. This is particularly related to several engagement metrics that Zelnick did not elaborate on. He further said that Rockstar acquired a lot of insights from the release of GTA Online. Those lessons were then implemented in RDR Online.
A PC edition of Red Dead Redemption 2 is speculated, yet there is no official confirmation. So, PC gamers need to wait for further updates.
Whatever the developers decide, we could assume that launching the title on PC would improve sales. With that said, rumors are flying that it might be what Take-Two is watching out for, now that console game sales are dropping.