Red Dead Redemption 2 sales on PC have not been great
We had to wait a whole year for Red Dead Redemption 2 to get to the computer, but the wait was apparently too long, since the sales of the game did not abandon so well.
In the first month of his launch was Red Dead Redemption 2 exclusively for the Epic Games Store and Rockstar’s own store.
And although we do not know how many people bought it directly from Rockstar, a report of Superdata is that the game only sold 408.000 units via Epic – an exceptionally low number.
But Red Dead Redemption 2 is no longer exclusive to Epic, well? Although it was introduced on Steam for a while ago, it seems that it is still going to be worse on Valve’s platform.
There are not exact sales numbers available at the moment, but the simultaneous spike simultaneous players are only 51.403 players, according to SteamCharts. To put the number in perspective, Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto V is the highlight of simultaneous players at 360.761 – it is seven times the players.
Compared to the introduction of the landmark console of the game, where it sold more than 17 million copies during the first 12 days, this introduction of Polygon seems somewhat undersatisfactory.
Ok, but why?
Grand Theft Auto V had an incredible launch on the computer, along with a PC port that basically showed to other developers how it’s done. Between the Epic Games Store-exclusivity and the rugged condition in which Red Dead Redemption 2 was introduced (we couldn’t even play it the first few days), the cards were not exactly in rock star’s favor.
Even after Rockstar resolved the game to make it playable, many users experienced problems with execution, so the game had a rocky reputation. Luckily it’s all addressed and Red Dead Redemption 2 is now really a good haven; It lasted only a month to get there.
We’ve seen the play price reductions in both the Epic Games Launcher as Steam, where it is currently for sale, something that we have never seen as soon after introducing the computer for Grand Theft Auto V.
Who still knows? Perhaps the draw of the constantly updated Red Dead Online will cause the computer player base to grow over time – but at the moment it doesn’t seem so hot.