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There was no denying that gaming fans had a lot of pent-up demand for a new chapter of the Fallout series, but one day after its launch, Fallout 4 was an even bigger hit than many had imagined.

For its launch, publisher Bethesda shipped around 12 million copies of the game worldwide, representing over $750 million in sales. In comparison, the company’s previous biggest launch, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, saw a shipment of 7 million copies.

?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,? President of Bethesda Softworks Vlatko Andonov said in a statement released by his company. ?Fallout 4 is a masterpiece in game development and storytelling, providing fans hundreds of hours of fun as they explore and are challenged by this fascinating, beautifully crafted world.?

?A huge thanks to our fans that?ve made this all possible,? Todd Howard, Game Director on Fallout 4, continued in the release. ?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.?

Do you have one of the 12 million copies of Fallout 4 that are out there? If so, let me know in the comments below, and tell me how you’re liking it so far!

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About Mollie L Patterson

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Mollie got her start in games media via the crazy world of gaming fanzines, and now works at EGM with the goal of covering all of the weird Japanese and niche releases that nobody else on staff cares about. She’s active in the gaming community on a personal level, and an outspoken voice on topics such as equality in gaming, consumer rights, and good UI. Find her on Twitter @mollipen.

One day after launch, Fallout 4 was already an unbelievable hit

By Mollie L Patterson | 11/13/2015 10:01 PM PT

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There was no denying that gaming fans had a lot of pent-up demand for a new chapter of the Fallout series, but one day after its launch, Fallout 4 was an even bigger hit than many had imagined.

For its launch, publisher Bethesda shipped around 12 million copies of the game worldwide, representing over $750 million in sales. In comparison, the company’s previous biggest launch, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, saw a shipment of 7 million copies.

?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,? President of Bethesda Softworks Vlatko Andonov said in a statement released by his company. ?Fallout 4 is a masterpiece in game development and storytelling, providing fans hundreds of hours of fun as they explore and are challenged by this fascinating, beautifully crafted world.?

?A huge thanks to our fans that?ve made this all possible,? Todd Howard, Game Director on Fallout 4, continued in the release. ?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.?

Do you have one of the 12 million copies of Fallout 4 that are out there? If so, let me know in the comments below, and tell me how you’re liking it so far!

Read More


About Mollie L Patterson

view all posts

Mollie got her start in games media via the crazy world of gaming fanzines, and now works at EGM with the goal of covering all of the weird Japanese and niche releases that nobody else on staff cares about. She’s active in the gaming community on a personal level, and an outspoken voice on topics such as equality in gaming, consumer rights, and good UI. Find her on Twitter @mollipen.