Take-Two has announced that Red Dead Redemption has sold over 5 million units to date.
This was revealed in the company’s press release detailing its financial results for Q2 2010, which ended on April 30.
RDR has only been out since May 18 in the US and May 21 in the UK – so in less than a month it has sold that many – so that’s not bad at all for a three-week old title.
T2 says the game will be launched in Japan this fall, and that more DLC will be coming this spring and into the fall.
“RDR was successful because it does not involve aliens, or army men, and was a new franchise”, said chairman Strauss Zelnick. “It was successful because it was not a reiteration of an old franchise”.
The firm also said that it’s pleased with sales so far, and expect it to remain profitable through the year’s sell-through as it has “exceed expectations ” and maintains high hoped for it.
CEO Ben Feder said that T2 is confident the game will continue to have legs and remain attractive to consumers for a long time.
The T2 call to investors is going off now, so hopefully this will be detailed a bit more.