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Bethesda shipped record-breaking 12m copies of Fallout 4 for launch


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Its seems fair to say the launch of Fallout 4 has been a huge success for Bethesda. The gaming giant has announced shipments totaling 12 million units for the first day of sales.

The company is refusing to say exactly how many of those copies were sold to customers, but is reporting record disc and digital copies across the various platforms.

Bethesda says sales were “in excess of $750m” on day one alone.

It has also received word from retailers claiming Fallout 4 to be the most pre-ordered game of 2015, while it also claims the highly-disappointing Pop-Boy Edition was the fastest selling collectors version for any game ever.

The records have been falling in the last few days, with the 470,000 folks playing concurrently on Steam surpassing the previous mark.

Meanwhile, 1.2 million Steam users in total were playing the game on the first day of release.

See also: Fallout 4 Perks Guide

Were you among the hordes spending time with the post-apocalyptic adventure this week? Share your mini reviews below.


November 13, 2015, 9:07 pm

Maybe they'll finally have enough in the coffers to plan out a realistic dev plan to properly QA and eliminate the class A bugs in their next project.


November 13, 2015, 11:05 pm

If they generated such good sales, they should immediately invest some of this cash in a team working on a fast patch to address PC UI and other issues.
If customers were so generous to them, and in exchange their PC customers got a poorly ported console game they have to work hard to return the goodwill ASAP.


November 14, 2015, 9:07 am

Still clearly a rushed release that needs patches as some of the in game scripts clearly don't work. Think I'll wait until this game appears on discount.

Matthew Bunton

November 14, 2015, 3:58 pm

Suprising this game has a lot of issues on consoles and PC yet still sells 12 million copies at launch whereas MGSV a near faultless release on all platforms has only sold 5 million.

I don't know how Bethesda manages to get away with it all the time, whilst their games are good there are better and less buggy other options etc.

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