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posted by Fnord666 on Sunday November 11 2018, @02:26AM   Printer-friendly
from the howdy-ma'am dept.

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Better off... red?

Red Dead Redemption 2 has sold over 17 million copies worldwide

There was a time when westerns were a staple of American pop-culture -- a powerhouse genre for film, television, books and more. That trend kind of died in the 1980s, but maybe it's coming back. Take-Two Interactive, the company that owns Rockstar games reported in its quarterly financials that Red Dead Redemption 2 sold over 17 million copies in just over a week.

It took the original Red Dead Redemption 8 years to sell 15 million copies.

It's a shockingly huge number -- but if you've been keeping track, it might not be that big of a surprise. Just after the game's launch, the company revealed that it made over $725 million in its first few days, the largest opening weekend of any entertainment property ever, according to Rockstar. That's what happens when your game is one of the most anticipated, well-reviewed games in a decade.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday November 11 2018, @10:15PM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday November 11 2018, @10:15PM (#760721)

    You can do things in a different order and you get to ride a horse and collect plants. That's about it. Oh, and it looks very pretty.

  • (Score: 3, Interesting) by arslan on Monday November 12 2018, @12:15AM

    by arslan (3462) on Monday November 12 2018, @12:15AM (#760742)

    So... its a western equivalent of Zelda Breath Of the Wild? Of course in Zelda you can ride bears, buffaloes, Lynels (centaurs), etc. as well instead of just horses though....