Industry analyst Michael Pachter predicts impressive sales figures for Red Dead Redemption 2.
Red Dead Redemption 2 is out today, ending many, many years of fervent anticipation for millions of people across the globe, and you can bet your bottom dollar that the game’s going to sell like hot cakes. Analysts have predicted that it could go on to sell as much as 8 million copies within just three days of its release, and for once, that doesn’t seem like an overreaching estimate.
Industry analyst Michael Pachter has made similar predictions about the game’s commercial success. While speaking with us, Pachter said that he expects Red Dead Redemption 2 to sell as many as 17 million units be the end of this year, also mentioning that Take-Two – who report sell-in figures rather than sell-through ones – will report as many as 20 million units sold.
“I expect it to sell 15 million at least, possibly 17 million by the end of December,” Pachter told GamingBolt. “Take-Two often comments on sell-IN (sales to the retailer) instead of sell-THROUGH (sales made by retailers to consumers), so it’s possible they will talk about a number as high as 20 million.”
He also went on to say that the game’s PS4 version will be significantly more successful than its Xbox One version- according to Pachter, Red Dead Redemption 2’s sales ratio will be around 2:1 in the PS4’s favour. Considering the much higher install base on Sony’s system, that makes plenty of sense.
Today, reports also emerged that the launch of Red Dead Redemption 2 resulted in a boost to Take-Two Interactive’s stocks. With Red Dead Online also coming next month, we can see these impressive figures being sustained for plenty of time to come.
Our review of Red Dead Redemption 2 should be going live in a couple of days, so stay tuned.