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12 Million Copies of Bethesda’s ‘Fallout 4’ shipped

$750 million worth of copies amounts to 12 million copies of Fallout 4, and this is how much of the Fallout 4 video game has been shipped to retailers so far.

Dean Takahashi from Venture Beat reported the following statement from Bethesda’s president and additional information:

“ ‘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,’ said Bethesda Softworks president Vlatko Andonov, in a statement. ‘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.’….

….By way of comparison, Call of Duty: Black Ops III sold $550 million through to consumers in its first three days on the market. And Halo 5: Guardians sold through more than $400 million in its first week. Call of Duty has sold more than $10 billion worth over the past decade, while the Halo series has sold more than $5 billion in its lifetime.”

Luke Villapaz from International Business Times reported the amount of popularity Fallout 4 on PC and its related phone app has had recently:

“On Valve Software’s Steam video game distribution service, “Fallout 4” surged to the top spot of games by player count with a peak of over 470,000 concurrent players Tuesday. The game as of Friday sat at the No. 3 spot. The “Fallout 4” companion app, “Fallout Pip-Boy” also shot to the top of the Apple App Store’s free games list at launch.”

Although Fallout 4 shipped a lot on launch day, Michael Briers from WE GOT THIS COVERED explains why this does not guarantee high sales for Fallout 4:

“Despite the marketing speak, it’s worth treating these numbers with heightened caution due to the fact that they don’t represent tangible sales figures. For the sake of comparison, Skyrim shipped a total of 7 million units across a 48-hour period in 2011, but only sold through 3.5 million copies, so just over half. By that logic, Fallout 4 still managed to sell around 5-6 million copies on its first day in the market…”

In my opinion, Fallout 3 is the closest game in quality to The Legend of Zelda; Ocarina of Time because the characters are interesting and encountering them is usually an unexpected event.  If Fallout 4 is anywhere near as good as Fallout 3 or Ocarina of time, than I would not be surprised if this game stays in high demand and sells well for a long time.

Here is a review of Fallout 4 from IGN.


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Jason Edgerton
Mr. Edgerton holds a university degree in philosophy. He aims to provide valuable news content for Youth Independent readers.