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.
John is the founder and Editor in Chief at DSOGaming. He is a PC gaming fan and highly supports the modding and indie communities. Before creating DSOGaming, John worked on numerous gaming websites. While he is a die-hard PC gamer, his gaming roots can be found on consoles. John loved – and still does – the 16-bit consoles, and considers SNES to be one of the best consoles. Still, the PC platform won him over consoles. That was mainly due to 3DFX and its iconic dedicated 3D accelerator graphics card, Voodoo 2. John has also written a higher degree thesis on the “The Evolution of PC graphics cards.”