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RDR2 Achieves Entertainment's Biggest Opening Weekend of All Time ($725m)

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colafitte said:
bananaking21 said:

It includes digital.

 

The game was the biggest launch on PSN ever

It seems is digital too, but we can't know for certain. This PR is Microsoft levels of bullshit, with the "biggest weekend launch ever" but not the biggest 3 days launch ever (because is still GTA V) and with this nonsense of saying retail sales through but naming PSN sales success too without claryfing if the 725M counts everything.

Oghh...why do this?

They mentioned PSN sales and the records it broke. 

 

Yeah biggest weekend is a spin but it's technically correct, since GTA launched on a Tuesday. Either way it 100% includes digital



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Mar1217 said:
Some statements are confusing me. Like doesn't GTA V have the biggest launch actually ? Weekend-launch wise yeah but their PR makes it sounds like they beat everything.

Do they count PSN in the numbers ? They do mention it quite a lot.

GTA5 had the biggest launch in history. But it released on a Tuesday. So it's opening weekend doesnt include its first 3 days.

 

RDR released on the weekend so it's the biggest release on a weekend ever. But overall GTA5 had a bigger launch if you compare the first 3 days, not the first weekends



bananaking21 said:
Mar1217 said:
Some statements are confusing me. Like doesn't GTA V have the biggest launch actually ? Weekend-launch wise yeah but their PR makes it sounds like they beat everything.

Do they count PSN in the numbers ? They do mention it quite a lot.

GTA5 had the biggest launch in history. But it released on a Tuesday. So it's opening weekend doesnt include its first 3 days.

 

RDR released on the weekend so it's the biggest release on a weekend ever. But overall GTA5 had a bigger launch if you compare the first 3 days, not the first weekends

They should have launched on a Tuesday :D



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Nice, I knew it would beat Black Ops 4 and it did.



Comparison to the most popular Call of Duty games and GTA V:

-GTA V- $1b in 3 days
-RDR2- $725m in 3 days
-Black Ops 2- $500m in 1 day and $1b in 15 days
-Black Ops 3- $550m in 3 days
-Black Ops 4- $500m in 3 days
-MW3- $400m in 1 day and $775m in 5 days
-Black Ops 1- $360m in 1 day and $650m in 5 days
-MW2- $310m in 1 day and $550m in 5 days



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shikamaru317 said:

Comparison to the most popular Call of Duty games and GTA V:

-GTA V- $1b in 3 days
-RDR2- $725m in 3 days
-Black Ops 2- $500m in 1 day and $1b in 15 days
-Black Ops 3- $550m in 3 days
-Black Ops 4- $500m in 3 days
-MW3- $400m in 1 day and $775m in 5 days
-Black Ops 1- $360m in 1 day and $650m in 5 days
-MW2- $310m in 1 day and $550m in 5 days

Very impressive



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zorg1000 said:
shikamaru317 said:

Comparison to the most popular Call of Duty games and GTA V:

-GTA V- $1b in 3 days
-RDR2- $725m in 3 days
-Black Ops 2- $500m in 1 day and $1b in 15 days
-Black Ops 3- $550m in 3 days
-Black Ops 4- $500m in 3 days
-MW3- $400m in 1 day and $775m in 5 days
-Black Ops 1- $360m in 1 day and $650m in 5 days
-MW2- $310m in 1 day and $550m in 5 days

Very impressive

If this number for RDR2 doesn't include digital like the OP suggests, it is even more impressive, as all of those CoD figures include digital from what I can tell. I know for sure that Black Ops 4 included digital. 



shikamaru317 said:
zorg1000 said:

Very impressive

If this number for RDR2 doesn't include digital like the OP suggests, it is even more impressive, as all of those CoD figures include digital from what I can tell. I know for sure that Black Ops 4 included digital. 

It includes digital



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zorg1000 said:
shikamaru317 said:

If this number for RDR2 doesn't include digital like the OP suggests, it is even more impressive, as all of those CoD figures include digital from what I can tell. I know for sure that Black Ops 4 included digital. 

It includes digital

The wording is confusing for sure, it says retail sell-through which suggests that the $725m is retail only, but then it talks about breaking PSN records as well. 



shikamaru317 said:
zorg1000 said:

It includes digital

The wording is confusing for sure, it says retail sell-through which suggests that the $725m is retail only, but then it talks about breaking PSN records as well. 

Retail and physical aren't the same thing, retail can include online stores like PSN.



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