Red Dead Redemption ships massive 17 million copies in first 8 days

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Take-Two Interactive and Rockstar Games announced that Red Dead Redemption 2 has “sold-in,” or shipped to retailers, more than 17 million copies in its first eight days of sales.

The epic Western game has a 97 out of 100 average score on review aggregator Metacritic, and Take-Two had previously said it sold through to consumers more than $725 million in the first three days of sales after they started on October 26.

Now Take-Two said that the game sold-in more units in its first eight days than the original blockbuster Red Dead Redemption sold in its first eight years and, as of today, the title has sold-in over 17 million units worldwide.

“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,” said Strauss Zelnick, CEO of Take-Two, in a statement. “Looking ahead, we have a strong development pipeline across our labels and are exceedingly well positioned for long-term growth and margin expansion.”

Take-Two previously said that Red Dead Redemption 2 had sold in its first three days about 70 percent as well as Grand Theft Auto V in its first three days.

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