Bethesda Softworks just fired over a press release this afternoon announcing what we pretty much already knew - Fallout: New Vegas was the best-selling title across all platforms (consoles and PC) throughout the month of October. Once again, congratulations are in order for the team at Obsidian:
We are pleased to announce that according to recently released NPD data for October, Fallout: New Vegas was recognized as the month's best selling console title as well as the best-selling title for the PC. NPD reports that robust sales of Fallout: New Vegas made it the highest grossing title in October, measured by dollars, across all platforms. Keep in mind that the game also lead PC digital sales throughout the month of October, as well. In other words, someone's swimming in money. I just hope the dollars are being allocated to the right people.
(We recognize that there are many high-quality games that come out during this time of year,) said Vlatko Andonov. (We couldn't be more pleased at how well the game has been received and we want to thank our fans for their overwhelming support of the game.)
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.
Downloadable content that extends the New Vegas experience is due out for Xbox 360 on December 21, 2010. Dead Money will have you working alongside three other captured wastelanders to recover the legendary treasure of the Sierra Madre Casino. Your life hangs in the balance as you face new terrain, foes, and choices. It is up to you how you play your cards in the quest to survive.
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, 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.