Fallout 4 has been out for less than a week and it has already reached a new milestone in the series. According to the UK top 20, it has knocked Call of Duty: Black Ops III, FIFA 16, and Rise of the Tomb Raider off the top chart, along with Need for Speed, Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, and Halo 5: Guardians. Basically it is the best selling game at the moment.

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This shows that Fallout 4 has exceeded its last release in the series, Fallout: New Vegas, by 200%. Making it the biggest launch in the series. Bethesda revealed that it shipped over 12 million copies of the game, excluding digital sales, this is reaching a total estimated value of $750 million (R10 billion).

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

Bethesda also noted that the Pip-Boy Edition became the fastest selling collector’s edition in the history of gaming.

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To put these sales into context, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim which released back in 2011 shipped over 7 million copies in under 48 hours and sold 3.5 million within that time. As of January 2014, it had sold over 20 million copies. We reported that Fallout 4 hit a new record on Steam last week as it reached over 470 000 concurrent players, and over 6 million hours played in 48 hours

We’re extremely proud of Todd Howard, Game Director at Bethesda Game Studios, and his experienced team of developers for their talent and dedication in creating this extraordinary game. Fallout 4 is a masterpiece in game development and storytelling, providing fans hundreds of hours of fun as they explore and are challenged by this fascinating, beautifully crafted world.

We also just learned that Fallout 4 and Bethesda have been nominated for a couple of awards at this year’s coveted The Game Awards. They have received the following nominations:

Game of the Year

  • Bloodborne
  • Fallout 4
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
  • Super Mario Maker
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Developer of the Year

  • Bethesda Game Studios
  • CD Projekt Red
  • FromSoftware
  • Kojima Productions
  • Nintendo

Best Mobile/Handheld Game

  • Downwell
  • Fallout Shelter
  • Lara Croft GO
  • Monster Hunter 4: Ultimate
  • Pac-Man 256

Best Score/Soundtrack

  • Fallout 4
  • Halo 5: Guardians
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
  • Ori and the Blind Forest
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Best Role Playing Game

  • Bloodborne
  • Fallout 4
  • Pillars of Eternity
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
  • Undertale

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