Red Dead Redemption sells 5 million in a matter of weeks

Red Dead Redemption has sold over 5 million copies. That’s according to publisher Take-Two’s second quarter fiscal 2010 results which the company released today.

The title’s runaway success has led the company to raise its 2010 outlook and chairman Strauss Zelnick to overflow the developers with praise over their “unparalleled creative talent”.

“The successful worldwide launch of Red Dead Redemption reflects the unparalleled creative talent that is a distinguishing strength of Take-Two, and the title has set new benchmarks for quality and innovation,” the executive says. “We are incredibly proud of our creative teams and their success in delivering some of the best interactive entertainment experiences.”

The impressive part is that it’s managed that just a few weeks’ time; the game launched on May 18 in North America and May 21 in Europe.