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Topic: Red Dead Redemption 2 Has Sold 50 Million Copies
Steve Farrelly
AusGamers Editor
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Location: Sydney, New South Wales

50 million is no small sum. If the game was worth $1 dollarydoo (and it's not), in today's climate versus 1899 when it was set, 50 million would be $1,787,933,734.94.

Just some fun maths to amplify the news. Not that it needs it, because one of the most heralded games of this generation has cemented itself now as a true staple of success, longevity and what it means to be indelible.

Revealed in Take-Two's quarterly earnings report, Rockstar's open-world sequel to the critically acclaimed Red Dead Redemption is now one of the best performing titles within the Take-Two fold, though 50 million is a far cry from the some 175 million copies of GTA V that have been sold, as reported in the same earnings report.

In our own review of Red Dead Redemption 2 we wrote:
Watching either a sunrise or sunset over Flat Iron Lake -- never the same hue twice -- or a flash storm off in the distance with lightning strikes, delayed rolling thunder and unfurling clouds of torrential rain engulfing the Heavens above, is something you’ve simply never seen in games -- I guarantee it. And all of this shapes the mood of everything you’re doing at any given moment, and it’s accompanied by arguably the best soundtrack to grace a videogame ever. This is no longer Ennio Morricone-esque, this is now pure Red Dead Redemption -- a symphony of banjos, violins, harmonicas, guitars, drums and more not trying to emulate the Spaghetti Western. A soundtrack that dynamically works to fill the player with mood and purpose, to relay a sense of romanticised proprietary.
Currently there are no plans or details on any further development for the single-player portion of Red Dead Redemption 2, something this journalist is sad about. But Red Dead Online continues to exist alongside its much more popular cousin, GTA Online, and so hopes of the series enjoying more development into the future remain strong.

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