Fallout 3 Outsells All Previous Fallout Games in UK

By Chris Faylor, Nov 04, 2008 2:07pm PST Bethesda's post-apocalyptic open-world RPG Fallout 3 has already sold more units in UK than the region's combined sales of Fallout, Fallout 2, Fallout Tactics and Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel, GamesIndustry reports, citing sales-tracking firm Chart Track.

The site does not mention a specific sales total for the game, which recently arrived on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, but noted that 55% of its week-one retail sales were on Xbox 360, 28% were for PS3, and that the PC version accounted for 17% of its sales.

In addition to topping the UK sales charts, Fallout 3 saw a 57% boost over the first-week sales of Bethesda's last major release, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion.

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  • Let's get this shit report out of the way. Fallout 1, 2 and Tactics came out on PC only. Fallout 3 came out on PC and TWO consoles. Fallout Brotherhood of was console only.

    PC sales accounted for 17% of the total, so you have to take away 83% of the sales for a level playing field. Take away that 83% and I would suggest Fallout 3 may have just about matched the sales of EITHER fallout 1 or 2 and yes, beat the sales of Fallout Tactics. I also wonder if continuing sales of Fallout titles in the form of budget releases and various compilations have been taken into account, because when you go into a game store (here in the UK), and check the budget section, I reckon Fallout will be there in some form or another and will be the oldest game in that whole store.

    These reports are published for one reason only - to convince us PC gaming is thriving, when in fact it's at death's door. I don;t know why they want to shovel this bullshit, unless they just think we willonly buy games on PC if we think the format is doing well?

  • It doesnt suprise me that consoles sold this game well, it lends itself well to HighDef gaming,

    and as far as games for x360 and ps3 go, Fallout3 is really impressive for those systems so any consoler would want it.

    Gameplay is awsome for both pc and console, cant say that about most multi platform games.

    As far pc sales being low, Steam sold huge and thats likely not counted.

    And if your more concerned about popularity.. theres the huge Piracy amount to be counted for as well..

    I'm betting somewhere around 50 - 60% of people playing Fallout 3 are on PC, whether they purchased it legally or not doesnt matter. PC demand is huge. If they ever come up with a FAIR way of deterring piracy, PC sales would increase im sure.

    But Really, I dont consider piracy to be a big issue, Its been a problem for years, and companies still thrive.. so I vote let it continue because the people who download a game and speak well of it, im sure cause a positive impact on sales that otherwise wouldnt happen.