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Fallout: New Vegas sells 5 million copies, generates $300 million in revenue, says Bethesda

Publisher Bethesda Softworks has just announced a very big milestone for its latest post-apocalyptic simulator, Fallout: New Vegas. According to the publisher, the game has passed the five million sales threshold in a matter of weeks.

The game launched on October 19 to some fanfare and hype, but nothing on the scale of a Grand Theft Auto or Call of Duty title. Nevertheless, the cult following for the Fallout series has continued to expand and made New Vegas one of the most successful launches in Bethesda's history.

Bethesda and Obsidian have managed to keep players happy by almost immediately launching an updated version of their Fallout 3 mod tool, and addressing the bugs and glitches that plagued the game in as timely a manner as possible, with continued communication.

Between the standard version of the game and the jam-packed special edition, the game has apparently already brought in more than $300 million in revenue to Bethesda, which will continue to ride the sales wave through the holiday season. It is the only game published by Bethesda for the 2010 year.

Next year, however, will bring multiple heavy-hitting titles including Doom 4, Brink, and Rage.

As for New Vegas, some users are still reporting issues, and Bethesda has said it will continue to work on fixing bugs, and plans to release a "comprehensive" patch very soon.

[Source: USA Today]

Nov 8, 2010

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10 comments

  • presc1ence - November 9, 2010 11:04 a.m.

    Re truckthunders. $2702702 per bug. (111 bugs ast time I checked!).
  • babysealsgoinglcubbing - November 9, 2010 3:34 a.m.

    Fallout 2 is still my favorite but this updated fallout 3 is really good
  • TruckThunders - November 9, 2010 12:25 a.m.

    How many dollars per bug are we talking?
  • musashi1596 - November 8, 2010 10 p.m.

    No, sorry, I just can't accept that. It is simply ridiculous to claim that they quickly addressed the bugs and glitches. It's true that they quickly released a patch, but this patch was inefficient and in my case, actually made things ten times worse.
  • Darth_Griffin - November 8, 2010 9:59 p.m.

    WOOOO awesome. Just hope they don't muck up the DLCs with as many bugs
  • mattol58 - November 8, 2010 9:54 p.m.

    With that money theycan now surely make a new elder scrolls??
  • bonerachieved - November 8, 2010 9:43 p.m.

    Thats good for them, they deserve the rev so they can push out those great titles. They really need to get all the bugs fixed before they ship something out though.
  • EAC73 - November 8, 2010 9:42 p.m.

    well i think maybe they oughta start working on meh elder scrolls 5
  • WoodyWoodrowAndThePanfluteOfDestiny - November 8, 2010 9:41 p.m.

    ^ It was made by Obsidian Also: Elder Scrolls V. Now!!!!!
  • Eliath - November 8, 2010 9:26 p.m.

    Maybe they can hire a quality department now.

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