"Rockstar Games is proud to announce that the critically acclaimed Red Dead Redemption 2 has achieved the single-biggest opening weekend in the history of entertainment", says the company in a chest-thumping press release.
It might not have broken any records in the United Kingdom but Rockstar Games' latest is the second biggest-entertainment launch ever, after GTA V. Beyond the weekend statistic, Red Dead can still enjoy the silver medal; with $725 million in worldwide retail, the Wild West sequel only loses out to Grand Theft Auto V in terms of sales in the first three days. So, with this being the case, the possibility of a virtual reality feature coming to Red Dead Redemption 2 would mark a significant moment in the developer's history, and if it gets implemented, could further establish VR headsets in the mainstream.More news: Saturday Is National Drug Take-Back Day
While it has yet to beat the yearly colossal success of EA's Federation Internationale de Football Association series, Red Dead Redemption 2 has already become the second-biggest launch of 2018.
However, it predictably couldn't beat Rockstar's own over $1 billion in retail sell-through registered by Grand Theft Auto V its first three days.More news: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle New Zealand Day 2 highlights
Sony Interactive Entertainment has also confirmed that Red Dead Redemption 2 set new records on PlayStation Network for highest ever pre-orders, highest day-one sales, and highest sales for the first three days in market.
This is the latest United Kingdom sales result that seems to buck global trends, with many other major franchises reporting less positive sales than elsewhere in the world.More news: 'Khashoggi was to disclose Saudi use of chemical arms'