'Red Dead Redemption 2' has best opening weekend on record

Yolanda Curtis
November 3, 2018

And with Red Dead Redemption 2 released on two-discs - and requiring a massive install - many players may have preferred to bite the bullet and go digital.

Federation Internationale de Football Association 19 has managed to retain its crown as the fastest-selling game in the United Kingdom this year despite a strong attempt from the highly-anticipated Red Dead Redemption 2 from Rockstar Games.

"Red Dead" has sold-in over 21 million units worldwide, including over 16 million units of its first installation, Take-Two said. Rockstar plans to launch Red Dead Online in November as a public beta.


Red Dead Redemption 2, a game about gunslinging outlaws robbing and killing to survive in the Wild West, made a killing itself in its opening weekend.

Elsewhere in the top ten, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, and Federation Internationale de Football Association 19 both fall one place each, to second and third respectively.

· "Red Dead Redemption 2 is Rockstar's best game; a grand, magnificent adventure that's vast yet intimate". According to the most recent leaks, Grand Theft Auto VI would already have a launch window.


Part of this is owed to the use of HDR technology - something that Rockstar has talked about countless times when promoting Red Dead Redemption 2. Piscatella does not buy into that view. It delivers a story full of drama and tragedy, not to mention levity and love, and it compacts it all into the most inventive and compelling missions and moments in Rockstar's history...

The best console to play RDR 2 on is the beefed up Xbox One X which runs the game at native 4K at a "near-locked" 30FPS.


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