After roughly a year on consoles Red Dead Redemption 2 was released on PC. Going from one exclusive to a pair of others it was released thru a combo of Epic Games Store and RockStar’s new launcher for the first 30 days. According to SuperData Research it sold 408 thousand units on EGS. They say it pales in comparison to the exclusive release of Borderlands 3 which sold nearly four times as much but again, the game had already been on console for nearly a year.
They did not report on how many copies were sold via the RockStar Launcher. Now into it’s second month of release it is now available on Steam so it will be interesting to see how many held out for Steam. DSOG reported, via Steam Charts, that it sold around 200K-500K units on steam bringing total PC sales to around 1 million.
I admit I went ahead and got it via the RockStar Launcher. Since I haven’t had a console in over 10 years I was curious what the fuss was all about. Visually demanding and rewarding. Still on the fence with the game itself. Many of us saw the rocky release due to the various launch and crash issues of the first couple of weeks. These days it seems pretty stable so sales may grow even more dramatically throughout the end of year.