There is no doubt that Red Dead Redemption 2 was the commercial juggernaut just like how people expect it to be. The parent publisher of the game - Take-Two - announced that after the release of the PS4 and Xbox One version took place on October 26, it has exceeded 17 million copies sold worldwide. It took the game just more than a week to pass the total shipment figure of Red Dead Redemption, the previous title of the series. Take-Two revealed that the later game after being released eight days sold more units than the 2010 title could over the past eight years.

Take-Two also shared that the game made a revenue of over $725 million within only the opening weekend. That makes it become the best opening weekend ever in the history of the entertainment industry. As you may know, Grand Theft Auto V - the previous game developed by Rockstar, earned approximately $1 billion in the first three days of release. However, the game was launched on Tuesday, unlike RDR2 which was released on a Friday. Therefore, the popular cowboy game can still have the title of the most successful opening weekend while GTA V still holds the record of the largest overall first three-day launch.

Not only that, but RDR2 also holds the records of the most sales during both a single day and three days on the PlayStation Network. It was also the game that got the highest number of pre-orders ever on PSN.

However, the online version of the game - Red Dead Online - is still not planned on launching until around the end of this month even though the console version is already available. The game is said to follow on from the huge success of the famous GTA Online, people expect that it is going to be a big hit and earn a large amount of money.

Similar to GTA Online, players hope that RDO will have microtransactions, which was able to prove to produce a lot of money if Grand Theft Auto Online is anything to go on.