Red Dead Redemption 2 Hits New Sales Milestone, As More Online Content Promised

Rockstar’s open-world western Red Dead Redemption 2 has now shipped 25 million copies. Parent company Take-Two Interactive announced the new shipment figure during an earnings report.

The new shipment figure of 25 million counts copies shipped through June 30, and it’s up from the 24 million figure announced in May (copies shipped through April 31, 2019) and 23 million announced in February 2019 (copies shipped through December 31, 2018).

Red Dead Redemption 2 shipped 17 million copies right at launch back in October 2018.

All of these figures are for copies shipped to retailers and not necessarily sold through to consumers. However, sold-in stock is generally a good indication of how many copies a title has sold through to people.

Red Dead Redemption 2 also makes money from Red Dead Online’s microtransactions. During an earnings call, Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick said he is excited by the “continuing momentum” of Red Dead Online, though he did not share any specific numbers for player spending. Whatever the case, Zelnick said he expects Rockstar Online–comprising Red Dead Online and GTA Online–to set a new revenue record during the current fiscal year.

For both Red Dead Online and GTA Online, Zelnick teased that players can expect “much more” content to come in the future. Both games are regularly updated with all manner of new content, including multiplayer modes, items, and more. GTA Online recently introduced the Diamond Casino update, and this helped GTA Online enjoy its biggest day and biggest week ever.

Also in the report, Take-Two announced that Grand Theft Auto V has now shipped more than 110 million copies, adding that it has been in the Top 10 sales charts in the US for five of the past six months in terms of combined physical and digital sales, according to NPD data.

The company also shared new sales updates and insights for its other popular franchises:

  • NBA 2K19 has now shipped nearly 12 million units; it’s already the 2K’s highest-selling sports game ever.
  • Civilization VI has now shipped more than 5.5 million copies; it is the fastest-selling entry in the Civilization series.
  • The Borderlands franchise has shipped 48 million copies; Borderlands 2 alone has shipped 22 million copies.
  • The post-launch DLC plan for Borderlands 3 will be announced and detailed at upcoming events such as Gamescom and PAX West.

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