I know Fallout is a huge franchise, but damn, that is insane. I was one of 1.2 million who bought Fallout 4. Like any Bethesda game, firing it up took a few minutes of messing with settings. My 144Hz monitor was having none of it. I played for a couple of hours last night, and it’s a Bethesda game alright. It doesn’t look the best, but they are kings at world building. You just want to explore every nook and cranny.
Steam Spy also gave us a look at conversion rates from previous Fallout game owners to Fallout 4. As expected, Fallout fans came over in droves.
Conversion rates for previous Fallout games owners into 1-day Fallout 4 purchasers on Steam. Skyrim for comparison pic.twitter.com/Go3nbU2HpM
I figured the Skyrim number would be a bit higher. Then again, how many people own Skyrim because of countless Steam sales.
Plus, Fallout 4 will have legs. Skyrim released four years ago and still sits in the Steam’s top 10 games played. That’s what happens when a developer embraces the modding community.
Right now, nearly 400,000 people are playing Fallout 4 on PC. Another 120,000 are watching on Twitch. And it sits at #2 on Xbox One (head to the Xbox One store and go to games. Scroll down to most played to see what the top games are on Xbox One right now). I’m not sure how to check on PS4, but I’m sure it’s near the top of its most played games as well.
We won’t officially know sales numbers until November’s NPD report next month. Even then, it’s up to Bethesda to release sales numbers. That top 10 software list is going to be an interesting one. How do you think the top 3 (Call of Duty: Black Ops III, Fallout 4, Star Wars: Battlefront) will stack? Here are mine:
Call of Duty: Black Ops III
Star Wars: Battlefront
I think Call of Duty: Black Ops III grabs the top spot thanks to releasing on Xbox 360 and PS3. Star Wars: Battlefront and Fallout 4 is where it gets tricky. It’s hard to bet against the popularity of Star Wars. I wouldn’t be surprised if my top 3 gets completely shuffled around. One thing is for certain. Those 3 games are making a lot of money.
I’m almost positive NPD still hasn’t gotten around to counting digital sales. Digital is a growing segment of sales (and is one of the main ways to buy games on PC). And it’s where a lot of sales for Fallout 4 come from on PC. Fallout 4 has a much larger audience on PC than say Call of Duty. Steam Spy shows around 330,000 owners of Black Ops III on Steam. Fallout 4 beats it by nearly a million.
Are you one of 1.2 million+ owners of Fallout 4? How do you like it so far? Also, which game do you think tops November’s NPD?