It turns out all the anticipation for Fallout 4 wasn’t pretend jumping on the bandwagon: it was real jumping on the bandwagon. 12 million copies of the post-apocalyptic RPG were sold on launch day, which – in monetary terms – makes for approximately $750 million.
Some retailers have commented that the standard edition of Fallout 4 and the collector’s Pip-Boy Edition have broken most pre-order records standard and collector’s editions, though actual figures were not given.
Steam saw over 470,000 users playing the game at the same time, breaking yet another record; Fallout Pip-Boy became the number one game on the iTunes app store; and Twitch reports that Fallout 4 is on-track to claim the title of most viewed game launch over all other titles released this year.
One might tentatively call it a success, then. Certainly Bethesda are pleased with the game: “We’re extremely proud of Todd Howard, Game Director at Bethesda Game Studios, and his experienced team of developers for their talent and dedication in creating this extraordinary game,” stated Vlatko Andonov, president of Bethesda Softworks.
Meanwhile, Mr. Howard himself added “A huge thanks to our fans that’ve made this all possible. After four years of development, it’s not complete until our fans get to play it and make it their own. We can’t wait to hear about their adventures.”
Make sure you’re up-to-date with the latest Fallout 4 news, including how long you can redeem Fallout 3 for free, that DLC development will go into next year, and the interview with Bethesda vice president of P.R. and marketing Pete Hines.
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