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Red Dead Redemption 2 Ships 24 Million Copies


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Take-Two Interactive's earnings report for the quarter that ended on March 31 2019 has revealed some interesting statistics about Red Dead Redemption 2 and the game's market performance. We've also learned what the timeframe for the beta period of Red Dead Online is.

Red Dead Redemption 2 has sold over 24 million copies worldwide as of March 31 2019, which has far outperformed what Take-Two's internal analysts predicted, making the game a major success. While sales are still going strong, an interesting statistic is that in the past 3 months the game has only sold one million copies, meaning the first 23 million were bought in its first two months after launch.

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Take-Two has also confirmed that Red Dead Online will be ending its beta period and getting a full release this current quarter. CEO Strauss Zelnick mentioned more content updates to be released before this happens in order to round out the game's features, making it worthy of a full release. Players have often criticized the current amount of content available in the multiplayer mode.

Another interesting statistic is that Red Dead Online is performing better than GTA Online did at the same stage in its life to date, in spite of the controversies surrounding it. While over the years GTA Online grew into a record-breaker, initially it didn't get a lot of attention and it took a while for players to 'discover' it. If the game continues to grow, it may eventually reach similar levels of popularity as GTA Online.

Rockstar Games has also acquired a new art subsidiary from Swedish game company Starbreeze, which is facing financial difficulties after the flop of their latest title, Overkill's The Walking Dead. The failed game worsened the company's already troubled financial status, forcing it to sell off assets to stay afloat.

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Dhruva, an Indian art outsourcing company is now part of Rockstar Games and will likely begin to participate in Red Dead Redemption 2 projects. It isn't known at this point whether they'll be integrated with Rockstar India or maintained as a separate subsidy.

We're looking forward to further news regarding Red Dead Online's beta period ending, and what kinds of changes this means for the game. Stay tuned for more.

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