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Baird's Colin Sebastian said the initial sales results raises the likelihood Take-Two will beat his Red Dead Redemption 2 unit estimates for fiscal 2019, according to a note sent to clients on Tuesday.

Federation Internationale de Football Association 19 has managed to retain its crown as the fastest-selling game in the United Kingdom this year despite a strong attempt from the highly-anticipated Red Dead Redemption 2 from Rockstar Games.

Even more impressive is that Red Dead Redemption 2 is now 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.

"The "$725 million [in sales] is really impressive, and bodes well for RDR to be the best selling game of the year", Pachter wrote in an email.

Rockstar Games has a knack for breaking all kinds of records with its titles.


Only one entertainment property has ever topped that initial three-day total: Grand Theft Auto V, the last game made by Rockstar.

Biggest first three days full game sales ever on PlayStation Network.

Sony Interactive Entertainment has also confirmed that Red Dead Redemption 2 set new records on PlayStation Network for highest ever pre-orders, highest day-one sales, and highest sales for the first three days in market.

MScience noted that Twitter mentions for Red Dead Redemption 2 were "significantly lower" than the other franchises.


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