Bethesda Softworks announces the "successful" launch of Fallout 4
, and by
successful, they mean that the post-apocalyptic RPG sequel shipped about 12
million units its first day of availability, though they don't state how many
copies were sold. They also say this represents "record" sales, though they do
not report any specific record the game has broken. "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 Vlatko Andonov, President of Bethesda Softworks. "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." Here's what they say about the release:
Softworks®, a ZeniMax® Media company, today announced that its award-winning
game, Fallout® 4, is generating record sales at retail outlets and via digital
download for Xbox One, PlayStation® 4 computer entertainment system and PC.
Bethesda launched with approximately 12 million units worldwide to meet day one
demand, representing sales in excess of $750 million. The collector’s edition,
the Fallout 4 Pip-Boy™ Edition, sold out within hours of its announced
Major retailers have informed Bethesda of the tremendous consumer interest in
Fallout 4, with some noting it was the most pre-ordered game this year. In
addition, the Fallout 4 Pip-Boy Edition was the fastest-selling collector’s
edition of any game in history at leading retailers. Following the release,
Bethesda was advised that launch day sales at some of the leading retail chains
were the largest of any game released this year. Bethesda is now shipping more
Fallout 4 units to retailers to meet ongoing market demand.
Digital sales of Fallout 4 are also breaking records. On Steam, Fallout 4 became
the number one game played, surpassing the previous record for concurrent play
with over 470,000 Fallout players. The companion app, Fallout Pip-Boy, became
the number one game on the iTunes App Store. Fallout 4 also set the record as
the most viewed game launch of all 2015 games, according to Twitch.