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Red Dead Redemption 2 sales achieve single-biggest opening weekend in entertainment history

Published: 30/Oct/2018 13:51

by Calum Patterson

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Rockstar’s critically acclaimed Red Dead Redemption 2 has smashed numerous records following its release on October 26, taking the title of single-biggest opening weekend in entertainment history.

The game launched to reviews heaping praise on the ambitious title, but it appears fans were already convinced to purchase it, as it broke the records for most pre-ordered full game ever on PlayStation Network.

And upon release day, it broke another record, securing biggest day one game sales ever on PlayStation Network, and continued to break the record for biggest first three day sales too.

All of this contributed to a massive $725 million in retail sell-through during its first three days – beating the $500 million that Activision’s Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 managed, releasing only two weeks prior.

According to Rockstar (via Business Wire), Red Dead Redemption 2 is the second highest grossing entertainment launch of all time, beaten only by Rockstar’s flagship series, Grand Theft Auto V – which grossed $1 billion in its first three days.

Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) confirmed that Red Dead Redemption 2 had secured the title for most ever pre-orders, most day one sales and most first three days sales.

All of this is achieved even without Red Dead Online being released yet, planned for launch in November 2018.

Given the success of GTA Online, Red Dead Online will likely boost revenue from the title even further.

Even more impressive is that Red Dead Redemption 2 is currently a console only release, with PC gamers completely left in the dark as to if and when it will be released on the platform, which would again boost sales.

Full list of sales achievements by Red Dead Redemption 2.

  • Biggest opening weekend in retail sell-through across all entertainment releases;
  • Second biggest launch (three days) in retail sell-through across all entertainment releases;
  • Biggest entertainment launch of 2018;
  • Most pre-ordered full game ever on PlayStation Network;
  • Biggest day one full game sales ever on PlayStation Network;
  • Biggest first three days full game sales ever on PlayStation Network.

Source: Business Wire

Apex Legends

Apex Legends Season 7 Launch trailer reveals new map, Horizon abilities

Published: 28/Oct/2020 15:07 Updated: 28/Oct/2020 15:16

by Calum Patterson

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The launch trailer for the hotly anticipated Season 7 of Apex Legends is here, showing the journey of the Legends on their way to the new home for the games: Olympus, and the arrival of new Legend, Horizon.

With one week to go before the new season drops on November 4, anticipation for a new season is probably at an all time high, thanks to a number of new exciting additions.

These include the first-ever vehicle in Apex Legends, called The Trident, an all new Clubs system, the new Legend, and of course, biggest of all, the new map – Olympus.

Olympus takes the games to the planet of Psamathe – which happens to be the hometown of Lifeline and Octane, and the pair were not too excited by the prospect when they learned of it in the Season 5 quest.

Olympus in Apex Legends

But, there’s no time to delay now, as World’s Edge is “on the edge of collapse”, so the games must move to their new location.

For the first time we’ll be battling it out in a more urban environment (Skulltown lovers rejoice). The gameplay should feel quite a bit different here too, given the different landscape vs both World’s Edge and Kings Canyon. Check out the trailer:

Season 7 Launch trailer

Horizon abilities

We also get a better look at Horizon in action here, a teaser of what is to come with her abilities when they’re finally available to use in-game.

We can see her gravity lift ability, expected to be called Repulsor, as well as some kind of Black Hole ability? Which looks truly insane.

Alongside the launch of Season 7, Apex Legends is also launching on Steam on the same day, which should not only increase the playerbase, but also reduce waiting times for Origin players, who will now be in ‘crossplay’ with Steam players. It’s bad news for Switch players though, as that version of the game has been pushed back until 2021.

Apex Legends Season 7 starts on all platforms on November 4.