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Fallout Shelter Profits Skyrocket: Is New PC Content Next?

Thanks to the Fallout TV show, Fallout Shelter's profits have soared, reviving the game.

A surge of new players are diving into the Fallout franchise after the premier of the Fallout TV show. Record increases have been seen across all games, including Fallout Shelter. With the rise in players comes a rise in profits. Does this mean new content for the PC version of Fallout Shelter could become reality?

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Fallout Shelter Sees Rapid Profit Increase

Between April 10, when Prime’s Fallout show debuted, and April 13, the number of players starting their own vaults has increased from 20,000 to 60,000, according to GamesIndustry.biz and Layer Licensing. This has led to an increase in revenue from $20,000 to $80,000. While that number is massive, the actual profit gained from the nine-year-old mobile title is nearly 232%.

This is partly due to the popularity of the show reaching new audiences the game franchise previously didn’t entice and new mobile content drawing back previous players. The mobile versions of Fallout Shelter had an update go live that included new quests, new crafting recipes, and new Legendary Characters from the TV show.

Fallout Shelter on PC Denied New Content

While mobile players get to enjoy the themed content, PC players have been left behind. No update is currently planned for the platform. For PC fans wanting Lucy or The Ghoul in their Fallout Shelter vaults, the waiting game is on.

However, that could all change due to the extra money flooding in. Vocal players wanting the update to hit PC can grab the attention of Bethesda as profits from the mobile versions give the team more freedom to develop new content or add it to all platforms.

Whether the PC version of Fallout Shelter gets the TV content update remains to be seen. The profit boosts across all games and the revival of previous franchise titles means Bethesda has more money to work with. Hopefully that translates to the latest content heading to PC. I know I’d like to manage my vault on a bigger screen.


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