Fallout 4 ships 12 million copies to retailers, game 'generating record sales'

It's not exactly a shock to learn that publisher Bethesda Softworks shipped a lot of copies of its long-awaited post-apocalyptic RPG Fallout 4 to retailers. The company said that it has shipped 12 million copies of the game, which launched for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC earlier this week, and since then it has been "generating record sales at retail outlets and via digital download".

Bethesda didn't offer a specific number of how many copies of the game have actually been sold to consumers, saying only that the shipments to retailers would represent "sales in excess of $750 million." It added:

"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."

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Source: Bethesda Softworks

John Callaham