Bethesda announce record sales figures for Fallout: New Vegas
The follow-up to 2008’s Game of the Year Fallout 3, Fallout: New Vegas has exceeded all expectations, shifting an incredible five million retail copies at launch.
Factoring in a huge number of digital downloads from online stores, New Vegas has made an estimated $300 million and, as if that wasn’t enough good news, the New Vegas strategy guide – a staggering 500,000 words, making it longer than the original version of War and Peace – is among Amazon’s books department’s best sellers.
Bethesda Softworks president Vlatko Andonov is understandably ecstatic with the results.
In a press release sent out today he said, “We are delighted by the reception Fallout: New Vegas has received from fans around the world. Despite the large launch quantities for this title, we have already received substantial re-orders from our retail partners, underscoring the tremendous popularity of this highly entertaining game. We believe Fallout: New Vegas will be the “must buy” title for gamers throughout the holiday season.”
In spite of early technical issues, reviews for New Vegas have been very positive. Eurogamer and Official Xbox Magazine agreed on a glowing 9 out of 10, while The Guardian awarded the game a perfect score of 5 out of 5.