SuperData has shared its monthly report, stating that the PC player base of Red Dead Redemption 2 hit its highest level ever in January 2021. According to the company, RDR2’s PC player base was near twice the size of its console version.
SuperData states that in December, Rockstar began selling the game’s multiplayer component, Red Dead Online, as a standalone purchase. In December and January, PC sales of Red Dead Redemption 2 and Red Dead Online totaled a combined 1.8M. This figure is far higher than the console version, which sits near 611K. Thus, the PC edition of the game benefited the most from the deal. SuperData speculates that some owners of the console version likely picked up the game on PC for cheap in order to take advantage of features like improved graphics.
In other news, Valorant earnings and player numbers rebounded in January. As SuperData claims, this is mainly due to the launch of a new character and fresh season of content.
Lastly, World of Warcraft player numbers fell back to normal levels as the excitement around November’s Shadowlands expansion subsided.