Fallout 3 Outsells All Previous Fallout Games in UK

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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.

From The Chatty

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    November 4, 2008 2:11 PM

    Would people not agree that there are more people buying games now, than there were back in the 90s, aswell as the fact this game has had a much larger media campaign than any game had a decade ago.

    Not that I dont think the game is awsome, just seems like an odd claim.

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      November 4, 2008 2:16 PM

      Perhaps a PR effort on the part of Bethesda to further stake their claim as the rightful heirs to the Fallout license?

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      November 4, 2008 3:03 PM

      Also game budgets were a lot smaller back in the 90s. Could make a game under a million easy. Now.... its several million (Hl2 was around 40 million). So it takes a lot more sells to break even- let alone make a tidy profit.