Red Dead Redemption 2 Steam launch sales

It’s been almost three days since the launch of the Red Dead Redemption 2 on the Steam platform. Right now the game is sitting at number sixteen on Steam’s top games list with 36,528 active players, while Grand Theft Auto V is at number four with 115,357 players. Furthermore, and according to SteamCharts, the game has sold between 200,000 and 500,000 copies so far.

There are several reasons that could affected the launch sales. First of all the game has been available on consoles for over a year now. The game was exclusive for a month on the Rockstar Launcher and on the Epic Store.

Of course no matter where you buy the game, the Rockstar Launcher is mandatory for the game to launch. So I guess many people, like me,  who don’t like having multiple launchers running for the same game, bought it straight from there.

Also, the only way to buy the game for Steam, is through Steam. There are no serial keys available from any cd-key store to purchase. And of course, there is no retail version of the game.

Another reason might be the multiplayer part of the game, which compared to GTAV is smaller, regarding content. But then again, the Steam Christmas sales are not far away and some people might wait for a sale.

Thanks GamingBolt.

Chris Kountouras

Chris was born in the early 80’s along with the very birth of home gaming. After spending many maaany drachmas on arcades, his father decided to buy him a PC instead of going bankrupt. He lived through the advancing and development of the gaming industry, having played TONS of games on all platforms. He is always honest and will never hesitate to give his true opinion on a game no matter what. Loves stealth games and dislikes microtsansactions, DLC and pre-ordering…who doesn’t after all?! Contact: Email