Red Dead Redemption 2 Crosses 23 Million Copies Shipped, 8 Million More than RDR's Lifetime Shipments

Take-Two CEO says Red Dead Online is seeing "more engagement" than GTA Online did within the launch window.

This morning marks the release of Take-Two Interactive's financial earnings report for the fiscal third quarter ended on December 31, 2018. Red Dead Redemption 2 has been topping sales charts in the United States and United Kingdom, but everyone wanted to know exactly how much Rockstar's blockbuster sold this holiday season. According to Take-Two, Red Dead Redemption 2 sold-in a whopping 23 million copies worldwide. "Sold-in" means sold to retailers, not copies that have made their way to consumers, but it's still a crazy number. The original Red Dead Redemption shipped a total of 15 million copies worldwide.

Red Dead Redemption 2 had the second biggest launch sell-through—meaning copies sold directly to consumers—behind Rockstar's other flagship game, Grand Theft Auto 5. For the third fiscal quarter of 2019, RDR 2 was Take-Two's number one driver of revenue, followed by NBA 2K19, Grand Theft Auto Online/Grand Theft Auto 5, and WWE 2K19.

"Take-Two delivered better-than-expected results in the fiscal third quarter," said Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick. "Our outperformance was driven primarily by the record-breaking launch of Red Dead Redemption 2 along with strong results from NBA 2K19."

The launch of the public beta for Red Dead Online was mentioned, but there was no indication of how much revenue Take-Two has seen from Red Dead Redemption 2's online mode.

"It's a beta offering, of course. And it's gone about as we had expected," said Zelnick in an investors call. "What's really exciting is that during December, combined monthly active users of Grand Theft Auto Online and Red Dead Online took Rockstar to a new record. But in terms of comparing where Grand Theft Auto Online was in terms of engagement at this stage of the game, versus where Red Dead Online at this stage in the game, Red Dead Online has more engagement, is doing better and has a lot more early traction."

For our Red Dead Redemption 2 guides, you can check out our main Red Dead Redemption 2 guides hub. There's also our complete Red Dead Redemption 2 cheats guide, a page on how to get a new horse in RDR2 if you're stranded in the middle of nowhere, and our guide on how to earn RDR2 money quickly in the wild west. We've also got a Red Dead Redemption 2 Legendary Hunting Loctions guide, and a look at RDR2 Legendary Fishing Locations. We've also got pages on how to find the Jack Hall Gang treasure, and how to get perfect pelts in Red Dead Redemption 2.

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