Red Dead Redemption 2 with 45 million copies sold, is online a missed opportunity?

Red Dead Redemption 2 with 45 million copies sold, is online a missed opportunity?

Red Dead Redemption 2 with 45 million copies sold

We are not at the level of GTA 5 (but probably no entertainment product will ever be such), but with 45 million copies sold, Red Dead Redemption 2 enters the video games that have sold the most over the last generation. An important figure reached by the blockbuster in western sauce by Rockstar Games, which however increases the regrets on the online sector.

Since the launch of Red Dead Redemption 2, many had replied to different hopes for Red Dead Online, which could have been a great alternative to GTA Online. On the other hand, the know-how of Rockstar Games was now known to all, and after a series of errors, the multiplayer mode of Grand Theft Auto had become very solid. So, unfortunately, it was not, and just a few weeks ago Rockstar Games dropped the tombstone, announcing that it will no longer be developed relevant content for the multiplayer of the western game.

Overall, the Red Dead franchise has sold over 68 million copies. If the numbers have not been judged sufficient for a possible continuation of Red Dead Online, it is clear that it is unlikely that Rockstar Games will hibernate the series. Over the next few years, the chances of revising the development team's Wild West idea once again are very high and we sincerely hope that they will materialize.

Red Dead Redemption 2 records over 45 million units sold

Rockstar Games’ Red Dead Redemption 2 has achieved another milestone after almost four years since its release. This time, the game has set a record of over 45 million units sold.

This is according to Take-Two Interactive’s Q1 financial report for the fiscal year 2023. Red Dead Redemption 2’s latest feat means that one million copies were added to its sales record in just two months—since it had sold 44 million sold copies in May. This also makes the Red Dead Redemption franchise’s overall record 68 million units sold since the release of the first game.

The game’s latest feat follows the reports last month that revealed the planned remasters for Red Dead 2 and Grand Theft Auto IV will no longer come to fruition. This is according to Tez2, a known GTA insider who has been known to leak accurate information about the franchise.

“As per a reliable source with clear accuracy on Rockstar plans, remasters of GTA IV and RDR1 were on the table a few years ago, but Rockstar chose not to proceed with the projects in mind,” Tez2 said. “The poor reception of the Trilogy DE might be a reason behind that decision.”

Red Dead Redemption 2 was released in 2018 for platforms including PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Google Stadia. The game follows the story of Arthur Morgan, who is a lieutenant and veteran member of the Van der Linde gang. You can visit its official website to know more.