It was the most-ordered full game in the history of PlayStation's digital storefront and also posted the most day-one and three-day sales totals.
However, it predictably couldn't beat Rockstar's own over $1 billion in retail sell-through registered by Grand Theft Auto V its first three days.
Red Dead Redemption 2 is a prequel to the landmark 2010 game Red Dead Redemption and the third installment in the Red Dead franchise, which launched in 2004 with Red Dead Revolver.
Spotted by Rockstar Intel over the weekend, the Red Dead Redemption 2 companion app includes file names that appear to confirm - or at least suggest - a PC version in the works. Copies of RDR went from anywhere between $60 and $100 (for special editions), but still, it's opening weekend is nothing short of fantastic.
Being the first new Rockstar game in five years, it feels like the entire world has stopped what they're doing to check out Red Dead 2.
The western video game epic reached one of the biggest opening weekends in all of the entertainment industry.
Of course, none of this guarantees that the adventures of the Van der Linde gang will come to the PC. Considering that Grand Theft Auto V released on a Tuesday, Red Dead Redemption 2 enjoyed a clear path to becoming the biggest selling entertainment product launched over a weekend.