Bethesda has announced that its critically acclaimed RPG, Fallout 4, has broken records for physical and digital sales on PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One, shipping 12 million units to retailers in order to meet day-one demand.
The company said that the figure represents "in excess of $750 million," and according to various retailers figures, is the most pre-ordered video game so far this year. Not only that, but Fallout 4’s Pip-Boy Edition was the fastest-selling Collector’s Edition release in gaming history at leading retailers.
Retailers added that Fallout 4’s launch day figures were the biggest of any game this year. If that wasn’t enough, the post-apocalyptic RPG also proved to be Twitch’s most viewed game launch of 2015. Unsurprisingly, Bethesda is going to be shipping out more copies to retailers in an effort to meet demand.
Fallout 4 takes place in Boston, U.S., some 200 years after a nuclear war devastated the country, and like Fallout 3, players will emerge from the confines of the Vault to a post-apocalyptic wasteland inhabited by feral creatures and other hazards. Fallout 4 utilizes the Creation Engine, which was previously responsible for powering The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on last-generation consoles, though it has been modified for new hardware. Unlike previous entries in the Fallout franchise, this latest title will include full voice acting for the player character, the ‘Sole Survivor,’ and feature branching dialogue paths similar to the Mass Effect series.
Read our full review of Fallout 4 and be sure to check out 70 things you didn’t know about the post-apocalyptic adventure while you’re at it. When you’re done with that, we’ve also got a walkthrough of our Sanctuary Base for you to enjoy, and a handy relationship guide to keep your partner entertained while your sink some serious hours into Fallout 4. If you’re struggling with a few things in-game, then be sure to have a gander at some of our handy guides: How to open the cryolator case, how to find copper and other resources easy, and tips for building a great settlement.