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