While it has fallen to fourth place today, as of press time, it bagged some great figures while on top.
Video games have an unfair advantage over other media, in that they're considerably more expensive than music or movies, but even so Red Dead Redemption II made $725 million in its first three days. It boggles the mind, really.
Red Dead Redemption 2 was destined to sell a ton of copies. Unfortunately, PC players won't get much solace from this. However, it was only locked in for the console versions of the game, and Rockstar is still keeping mum about whether RDR2 will ever come to PC or not. See our thoughts on a potential PC release of Red Dead Redemption 2 below. Pedestrians go about their daily business; saloons and sheriffs supply sherry or sanctions in equal measure, with you and your steed wandering through town, enacting the will of one Arthur Morgan.
Forward-looking: Red Dead Redemption 2 is off to an excellent start and in the long-term, could challenge Grand Theft Auto V as Rockstar's biggest moneymaker.
It previously took Grand Theft Auto V well over a year to arrive to PC, after initially only coming to Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
And Jefferies analyst Timothy O'Shea told Barron's stronger sales bodes well for future add-on microtransaction revenue for Red Dead Online, which is the multiplayer portion of the game that launches in November.