Fallout 4 is a game that fans have been waiting years for. Millions of people have been anxiously waiting for this title. It’s a big deal. So it should come as no surprise that it had a record breaking launch. According to some numbers from a media analytics company, digital sales of Fallout 4 crossed the $100 million mark in the first three days alone.
Yep. We were all waiting for this game. No, needing this game. There’s your proof that it is a phenomenon. The day after Fallout 4 was released Bethesda sent out a statement claiming that it had shipped 12 million copies of Fallout 4 on launch day. Of course that’s shipped and not sold to end customers. They also said that it had brought in more than $750 million in shipment sales thus far.
Those numbers are amazing, but what about digital downloads, since most players prefer this method these days? After its first three days following the launch, Fallout 4 sold 1.87 million copies digitally. Out of the 1.87 million digital sales, 1.2 million were generated on PCs via Steam with the rest coming from PlayStation Network and Xbox Live.
So the estimated three-day figures for digital downloads of Fallout 4 alone comes to over $100 million. Not bad at all. Those numbers will only climb higher.