Our friends at Obsidian Entertainment are probably recovering from a weekend of celebrating, as Bethesda Softworks sends word that Fallout: New Vegas saw record sales of over 5 million copies and raked in over $300 million in revenue. The strategy guide was no slouch, either:
BETHESDA SOFTWORKS ANNOUNCES SUCCESSFUL LAUNCH OF FALLOUT®: NEW VEGASCongratulations, Feargus and team!
Five Million Launch Units to Meet Worldwide Demand
November 8, 2010 (Rockville, MD) Bethesda Softworks®, a ZeniMax Media company, announced today that its highly anticipated title, Fallout®: New VegasTM, has enjoyed record sales at launch, reflecting the huge consumer demand for the game. Five million units of Fallout: New Vegas were shipped worldwide for the Xbox 360®video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, and Games for Windows®, with a heavy volume of digital downloads, representing well over $300 million in retail sales. In addition, the Fallout: New Vegas strategy guide was one of Amazon's best sellers among all books.
(We are delighted by the reception Fallout: New Vegas has received from fans around the world,) said Vlatko Andonov, president of Bethesda Softworks.) Despite the large launch quantities for this title, we have already received substantial re-orders from our retail partners, underscoring the tremendous popularity of this highly entertaining game. We believe Fallout: New Vegas will be the (must buy) title for gamers throughout the holiday season.)
Reviews of Fallout: New Vegas have called the game as (an utterly essential purchase) (MSN UK) and as (addictively, rambunctiously fun) (Entertainment Weekly). The Associated Press awarded it a 4 out of 4 stars and said (Bottom Line: It's a Blast), while GameSpy gave it 4.5 out of 5 stars and called Fallout: New Vegas (one of the best games of the year.)
Fallout: New Vegas, the follow-up to Fallout 3 the 2008 Game of the Year brings this beloved franchise to a location only Fallout could do justice: Vegas. Fallout: New Vegas takes all the action, humor and post-apocalyptic grime and grit of this legendary series, and raises the stakes. Fallout®: New Vegas, developed at Obsidian Entertainment, has been rated M for Mature by the ESRB. For more information on Fallout: New Vegas, visit http://fallout.bethsoft.com.
About Bethesda Softworks
Bethesda Softworks, part of the ZeniMax Media Inc. family of companies, is a premier developer and worldwide publisher of interactive entertainment software. Titles from two of the world's top development studios Bethesda Game Studios and id Software are featured under the Bethesda Softworks label and include such blockbuster franchises as DOOM®, QUAKE®, The Elder Scrolls®, Fallout®, Wolfensteinâ„¢ and RAGEâ„¢. For more information on Bethesda Softworks' products, visit www.bethsoft.com. Fallout and Fallout: New Vegas are trademarks or registered trademarks of Bethesda Softworks LLC in the U.S. and/or other countries. All Rights Reserved.
About Obsidian Entertainment
Obsidian Entertainment is an entertainment software development company passionately dedicated to making high quality, next generation games for Windows PC and console systems. Obsidian was founded in 2003 by five game development veterans who've produced, programmed, and/or designed award-winning role playing games for a variety of platforms over the last 15 years. The five founders are: Feargus Urquhart, Chris Parker, Darren Monahan, Chris Avellone and Chris Jones. Many of Obsidian's talented employees have worked on award winning products for organizations such as Black Isle Studios, Blizzard Entertainment, Electronic Arts, Neversoft, and others. Obsidian Entertainment's Web site is located at www.obsidian.net.