Rockstar Games’ Red Dead Redemption 2 continues to see more gamers purchasing and playing the game despite being released over four years ago. Also we found out last year there would be no more new major content updates for Red Dead Online but that has not stopped a huge amount of gamers flocking to the wild west.
Back in November 2022, just over a month ago, the game recorded its highest ever concurrent player count on Steam. That count was 66,492 concurrent players which beat the previous highest player count of 55,271 in 2019. For comparison, the 2019 count took place on Boxing Day after a big Christmas and the game was on sale in November 2022. It was reportedly one of the best selling games on Black Friday.
A new record!
UPDATE 9th January:
In just a couple of days, Red Dead 2 has continued to rise and has broken the previous recent record 66,539 coming in just shy of 70,000 current players. How high can this game go in terms of concurrent player count? It’s also worth noting that Steam itself beat its whole platform concurrent player count yesterday too. It reached 10 million at once with 32 million logging in over the course of the day. Were you part of that group?
Original article 7th January:
The new record set today is 66,539 according to SteamDB. An interesting caveat is the game is no longer discounted on Steam as the Steam Holiday Sale has ended as of January 5th.
If we zoom out at its full Steam lifetime graph, we can see the past month has been quite high in contrast to the past three years. It has mostly remained around 12,000 to 30,000 since its initial peak from launch in 2019.
In the first week of 2023, RDR2 was the 6th best selling game on Steam in terms of revenue. The weekly sales charts for January 2nd to 8th were posted at the end of the week by SteamDB. Red Dead 2 moved up a place this week; up from 7th place.
Other sales charts corroborate this
The top 20 best selling games of 2022 in the UK were revealed this week. Included on the list in the ninth position. This is despite big major releases out in 2022 that created strong competition. You can read the full report on the 2022 charts here. During Take-Two’s latest investor report, it stated Red Dead Redemption 2 has sold over 46 million copies as we reported on here. If you’re wondering what’s happening in Red Dead Online this month you can check out our rundown here.
Are you playing RDR2’s incredible story or online mode to start off 2023? Let us know in the comments.
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