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Red Dead Redemption 2 shipments reach 17 million

Rockstar's hit game has shipped more in eight days than the original did in eight years

Red Dead Redemption 2 has sold-in 17 million units, Take-Two has announced.

Rockstar's parent company revealed that the game has shipped more units into stores in eight days than the original managed in eight years.

This figure is the number of units sold to retail stores, as opposed to sold-through to consumers. There is currently no update on its sell-through figures outside of the $725 million the game made in just three days - making it the second fastest-selling entertainment product of all time behind Grand Theft Auto V.

The game is certainly selling ahead of internal expectations, as Take-Two has raised its financial estimates for the financial year on the back of it. It now expects to deliver between $2.55 billion and $2.65 billion in revenue, whereas previously it had expected between $2.5 billion to $2.6 billion.

Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick said: “Red Dead Redemption 2 is now tied with Grand Theft Auto V as the highest rated title on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, with a 97 Metacritic score. A massive commercial success, Red Dead Redemption 2 has set numerous records, including achieving the biggest opening weekend in the history of entertainment, with over $725 million in retail sell-through during its first three days.

“As a result of our strong second quarter performance and outstanding early results from Red Dead Redemption 2, we are raising our financial outlook for fiscal 2019, which is also poised to be a record year for Net Bookings and Adjusted Operating Cash Flow.”

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Chris is a 15-year games business veteran. He spent nine years at UK business weekly MCV, including five years as editor. He joined GI in 2016 and oversees editorial, sales and events worldwide. He is the architect behind Best Places To Work Awards and GI Live. And is a tiny bit obsessed with market data. He also writes for Doctor Who Magazine. Because Doctor Who is awesome.

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