Over the course of the last couple of months, Rockstar Game’s Red Dead Redemption 2 has continued to gather steam and rise up the charts as one of the most played games around. At the start of January 2023, we reported that the game had just shy of 70,000 concurrent players on Steam which beat the previous record it had done at the tail end of 2022.
Despite the lack of recent, major content updates and confirmation Rockstar are no longer focusing on Red Dead Online, new players are discovering the wild west every week. The game peaked at 70,914 players on January 29th according to Steamdb. This is almost 2000 players higher than the previous record from a few weeks ago.
An interesting graph to look at is just how sustained this rise of player count has been for two months now. Throughout last year before the sudden spike at the end of November with the Black Friday sale, RDR2 would stay within the 20,000 to 30,000 range of concurrent players. Since November 24th it has never dropped below 40,000 players at all no matter the time of day. We can see it routinely hits 50,000 to 60,000.
When we take a look at the Steam best selling chart for the week ending January 29th, it is no surprise to see Red Dead 2 high up on the list. It was the 5th best selling game of the week, down just one place from the week prior.
The game has been on a big discount recently on Xbox and that has made it the 3rd best selling game at the time of writing. It is only been beaten by FIFA 23 and GTA V. Red Dead Online is also in 10th place as it has a 50% discount.
Unfortunately it still seems extremely unlikely the game will ever receive more content from Rockstar despite a consistent growth in players over the last couple of months. GTA 6 is well into development and GTA Online is also doing extremely well. It is tough knowing there won’t be a next-gen update or version for this already beautiful game. For more Red Dead 2 news, stay tuned to RockstarINTEL.