Red Dead Redemption 2 Cross Past 61 million Sales: Become the 7th Most Selling Games Globally


Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption 2 continues to leave an indelible imprint on the gaming landscape, recently surpassing 61 million total sales.

This cements its status as the 7th best-selling game ever, ahead of Bethesda’s acclaimed Skyrim.

What drives RDR2’s wild success over 5 years since launch?

Holiday Sales Surge Pushes RDR2 to New Heights

A strong 2023 holiday season added 4 million more sales to RDR2’s growing tally.

Discounts and promotions introduced the epic open-world Western to new audiences.

The overall Red Dead franchise has now topped 86 million sales, proving Rockstar has struck gold with its gripping portrayal of the dying American frontier.

Here are the top10 most Selling games in the world:

  1. Minecraft – 300 million
  2. Grand Theft Auto V – 195 million
  3. EA’s Tetris – 100 million
  4. Wii Sports – 82 million 
  5. PUBG: Battlegrounds occupies fifth – 75 million 
  6. Mario Kart 8 / Deluxe – 69 million
  7. Red Dead Redemption 2 – 61 million
  8. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – 60 million
  9. Super Mario Bros – 58 million
  10. Overwatch, Human: Fall Flat, and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – 50 million sales,
  11. 1989’s Tetris – 48 million

What’s Driving RDR2’s Enduring Popularity?

Several factors explain RDR2’s continued success and relevance for players:

  • Deeply immersive gameplay and living open-world
  • Emotionally compelling storytelling and characters
  • Staggering attention to detail in mechanics and environments
  • Approachable despite eschewing gaming trends
  • Building anticipation for fellow GTA 6’s 2025 release

RDR2 offers an experience unlike anything else – one that keeps calling gamers back.

RDR2 Cements Rockstar’s Talents

Crafting a title with RDR2’s depth showcases Rockstar’s uncanny ability to build absorbing worlds.

Its sales reaffirm the studio’s reputation for unmatched polish and boundary-pushing innovation.

RDR2 is a towering achievement in immersive storytelling.

The Road Ahead for RDR2 and Rockstar

With no major Rockstar release slated for 2024, expectations are that RDR2 will continue selling.

Rumblings of a Red Dead Redemption 3 also stirs excitement.

And RDR2’s success builds hype for Rockstar’s next epic, GTA 6.

About RDR2

  • Release – 2018
  • Developer and Publisher – Rockstar Games
  • Producer – Rob Nelson
  • Designer – Imran Sarwar
  • Meta Score – 98

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