Purple Useless Redemption 2 has taken a tough highway on its option to the PC fanbase. It seems that the title was effectively well worth the look ahead to PC gamers, as they make up a large distinction between the console playerbase and the PC one.
The Rockstar western loved console exclusivity for a full 12 months and a month in a trend much like Grand Theft Auto 5, then meandered in the direction of a one-month unique time-frame with the Epic Video games Retailer in tandem with the newly anointed Rockstar Video games Launcher. The sluggish and plodding motion of Purple Useless Redemption 2 in the direction of PC gamers arguably inspired the backlash the title obtained when it launched on Steam to crashes, efficiency points, and difficulties unpackaging the title because of the inexplicable intertwining of Steam and the Rockstar Video games Launcher.
The woeful days of Purple Useless Redemption 2 are behind, nevertheless, thanks to an enormous spike in evaluations on PC that started on the primary day of the 2020 Steam Autumn Sale, transferring the title from “Combined” to “Very Constructive” within the span of a singular sale. Rockstar then properly doubled-down on the concept to get extra gamers into Purple Useless On-line, providing a limited-time sale of the title for $4.99 on Steam.
At present’s report from SuperData famous that Purple Useless Redemption 2 “hit its highest degree ever in January” on the PC, thrice larger than what the consoles managed to maneuver throughout the months of December and January. PC consisted of a complete of 1.eight million purchases, whereas consoles for a similar interval managed roughly 611,000. Extra persons are taking part in Purple Useless Redemption 2 on PC than ever, together with throughout the launch month.
It is value noting the staggered launch of the 2 titles when evaluating these numbers, though not sufficient to ignore the brand new info fully. Whereas console gamers have seemingly had their fill of the drawling and amicable Arthur Morgan within the three years since launch, leading to inevitably decrease gross sales, the staggering quantity bought to PC players appears to dwarf the assertion.
SuperData notes that the shift in platform recognition may very well be as a result of general energy that PC gives together with the steep gross sales that Rockstar opted for. When one provides to the concept the PC platform gives the flexibility to mod titles, including extra content material, the shift away from consoles over time paints a really apparent image.
The title hasn’t been common sufficient to rank within the worldwide top-ten grossing titles for January 2021, nevertheless: Dungeon Fighter On-line continues its unabated streak as #1, edging out League of Legends (#2), World of Warcraft West (#5), and Counter-Strike: International Offensive (#7).
Purple Useless Redemption 2 is on the market for PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Stadia.