Initial sales of Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption 2 on PC seem to pale in comparison to other titles that were launched exclusively on the Epic Games Store. While Red Dead Redemption 2 is now available across three digital platforms, it was available exclusively through the Epic Games Store for 1 month before it was available on Steam. It appears that the sales through the Epic Games Store have been disappointing to say the least.
Per a report by SuperData, the title sold 408K units on the Epic Games Store in its first month. These sales do not even come close to other games that were launched exclusively on the Epic Games Store like Borderlands 3, which sold 1.78 million units in its debut month.
Sales are not great over on Steam either now that it is available there. According to Steamcharts the game has sold between 200,000 and 500,000 copies so far, although we do not know how accurate these numbers are. Also Rockstar doesn’t share platform sales data so we really don’t know how many copies of the PC version have been sold.
By comparison it was estimated thatRed Dead Redemption 2 sold roughly 10 million copies on PS4 and Xbox One in its first three days of sales. You could argue that the rocky launch of the game could have something to do with bad sales as many people have been waiting for patches and fixes to be rolled out.