Red Dead Redemption 2 Surpasses Skyrim and Makes History

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Perhaps you have heard the news and have been delighted by the success of Red Dead Redemption 2, a game that has made its mark in history and captivated millions of fans. Its unprecedented success indicates that the franchise will continue well into the future. However, until that highly anticipated moment arrives, it is likely that Rockstar Games’ open world will continue to break sales records and outshine true legends in the gaming industry.

Fans of Arthur Morgan are rejoicing because Red Dead Redemption 2 is achieving the sales it deserves. The western game by Rockstar is at an unstoppable level, and the best part is that the pace shows no signs of slowing down. Approximately every three months, it achieves millions of additional sales. Take-Two, the company that owns Rockstar, recently reported the sales of the last open world game, Red Dead Redemption 2, during their conference on the financial results of the last quarter.

As of December 31, 2023, Red Dead Redemption 2 has sold over 61 million copies, surpassing Super Mario Bros. and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim in sales. Currently, RDR 2 has become the seventh best-selling video game in history. It still has another giant ahead of it that it could surpass in the coming years if it continues at its current pace. In the last three months, the latest title in the Red Dead saga has distributed 4 million copies. The next step is surpassing Mario Kart 8: Deluxe, which currently has around 69 million games sold.

The list of the best-selling video games in history stands as follows:

1. Minecraft – 300 million
2. Grand Theft Auto V – 195 million
3. Tetris – 100 million
4. Wii Sports – 82.90 million
5. PUBG Battlegrounds – 75 million
6. Mario Kart 8 / Deluxe – 69.04 million
7. Red Dead Redemption 2 – 61 million
8. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – 60 million
9. Super Mario Bros. – 58 million
10. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – 50 million

The Red Dead saga has sold more than 86 million copies, and it is estimated that the Red Dead Redemption ports for Switch and PS4 have sold between 1-2 million. On the other hand, GTA 5 has surpassed the barrier of 195 million copies, and Take-Two expects it to reach 200 million by the end of the current fiscal year.

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