Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption 2 has sold-in – which is just fancy way of saying shipped – 23 million units worldwide, publisher Take-Two has announced.

The cowboy epic was released in October on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, where it managed to ship 17 million copies in just two weeks and drummed up $725 million during its opening weekend. 

'The largest contributors to net revenue in fiscal third quarter 2019 were Red Dead Redemption 2, NBA 2K19 and NBA 2K18, Grand Theft Auto Online and Grand Theft Auto V, WWE 2K19 and WWE SuperCard, Dragon City and Monster Legends, and Sid Meier’s Civilization VI,' commented Take-Two.

'Our outperformance was driven primarily by the record-breaking launch of Red Dead Redemption 2 along with strong results from NBA 2K19,' said Strauss Zelnick, CEO of Take-Two. 'In addition, consumers engaged significantly with our offerings, and recurrent consumer spending grew 31% to a new record. We generated strong cash flow and ended the period with $1.6 billion in cash and short-term investments, after deploying $109 million to repurchase 1 million shares of our stock.'

Read our Red Dead Redemption 2 review to find out why it's the dog's bollocks.

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