Fallout 4 Ships 12 Million Copies at Launch, Making “Record Sales” in Retail and Digital

on November 13, 2015 10:56 AM

It’s not hard to say that Fallout 4 has been a hugely-anticipated title since its official reveal earlier this year, and not even one week after the game’s launch it’s bringing in some big numbers, according to developer and publisher Bethesda Softworks.

Bethesda Softworks confirmed in a report that Fallout 4 has shipped 12 million copies this week during its launch week, with the studio also confirming that the title’s huge shipping number is “representing sales in excess of $750 million,” and that the title is generating “record sales” across retail and digital sales through PlayStation Network, Xbox Live, and Steam.

The huge demand for Fallout 4 is represented by major retailers reporting to Bethesda the “tremendous consumer interest in Fallout 4, with some noting it was the most pre-ordered game this year.” Bethesda also added that Fallout 4: Pip-Boy Edition also became the fastest-selling collector’s edition “at leading retailers” for any game.

Bethesda also confirmed that according to many retailers, “launch day sales at some of the leading retail chains were the largest of any game released this year,” with the company “now shipping more Fallout 4 units to retailers to meet ongoing market demand.”

The important indication to note is that Bethesda’s metrics represented here are units “shipped,” meaning that these numbers are units that were sold to retailers as opposed to conversions of sales to consumers, so the wording is a little vague and doesn’t represent at this time how many copies of the game have been sold yet. However, it’s clear that Fallout 4 is already dropping like a megaton bomb into stores this week.

Fallout 4 is available now for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

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Ryan is the Features Editor at DualShockers, with over five years' experience in the world of video games culture and writing. He holds a BA in English & Cinema from Binghamton University, and lives in New York City.
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