Old West adventure game "Red Dead Redemption 2", which landed Friday, lassoed $725 million in sales worldwide in its first three days.
Piper Jaffray & Co. senior research analyst Michael Olson estimated Rockstar sold about 11 million copies in its first three days.
Rockstar Games has announced that the critically-acclaimed Red Dead Redemption 2 has achieved the single-biggest opening weekend in the history of entertainment. Rockstar is planning to release an online multiplayer mode for RDR2, Red Dead Online, this November. Rockstar's western epic is the second biggest general three-day launch falling behind 2013's Grand Theft Auto V.
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Red Dead Redemption 2 players will want to grab the legendary bear pelt in order to craft an awesome outfit for Arthur Morgan. Will people be so absorbed in the game that other triple-A titles this season could suffer?
Reviews of the game are effusive as well, with many declaring it a masterpiece and a meticulously polished open world ode to the outlaw era.
Another user BLAQKROXSTAR mirrored this sentiment, saying "Yea I exhausted turning off HDR because my video clips looked like trash and the game looks frightful without HDR".
It is being called one of the best video games of all time, and the buzz surrounding it has been massive.