Looks like Bethesda has figured out the recipe to success with Fallout 4. It’s been only four days since the game’s release, but the numbers are out.
Over 12 million units were shipped to meet day one demand, with $750 million in sales earned. Major retailers told Bethesda about the crazy amount of customer interest in Fallout 4, as well how it was the most pre-ordered game this year.
It doesn’t take much to see how popular Fallout 4 is. The pip-boy collector’s edition sold out within just two hours of its release, and holds the record for being the fastest-selling collector’s edition of any game in history. Bethesda is planning on shipping out more copies of Fallout 4 to meet the hordes of fans waiting to play.
That’s not even mentioning the many fans already playing the game. Fallout 4 continues to break records, becoming the number one game played on Steam with over 470,000 concurrent players.
It even sounds like Bethesda is a pretty big fan of Fallout 4:
“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. 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.”
— Vlatko Andonov, President of Bethesda Softworks
Looks like Fallout 4 is off to a great launch, and it will be interesting to see what the numbers look like at the end of the month.