Bethesda reveals Fallout 4 is their biggest success to date


Fallout 4 was undoubtedly one of 2015’s best video games, thanks to its immersive post-apocalyptic Boston setting, great cast of characters and superb role-playing gameplay. The game has also been a top-seller, with Bethesda reportedly shipping more than 12 million copies to retail for the game’s November 2015 launch.

And now Bethesda’s vice president Pete Hines revealed in a Kinda Funny Games interview with host Greg Miller that Fallout 4 “has gotta be the most successful game we’ve ever launched in our company’s history. More than Skyrim in terms of what we did”.

The Bethesda man did not specify whether he was stating that Fallout 4 has already sold more copies than Skyrim, or whether the company is particularly proud of Fallout 4 and considers it the better game though…

Actually, no official data indicates that Fallout 4 has outsold Skyrim, a game that stands amongst the best-selling video games to date and which has shifted 30 million copies. This number has likely grown quite a bit recently taking into account the release of the game’s Special Edition last October and which will likely keep growing thanks to Skyrim’s upcoming debut on the Nintendo Switch this year.

But still, Fallout 4 might have still outsold Skyrim in the same period of time, but arguably Skyrim is the better game of the two. This is because while Fallout 4 has a fully-voiced protagonist and an excellent main quest, in many ways it wasn’t as complex or engaging as its predecessor Fallout 3 was, while Skyrim surely was thoroughly better than the earlier Elder Scrolls game Oblivion which came out in 2006.

Bethesda’s Pete Hines also mentioned in the interview that the developer will be looking to step up their game for their next video game project, also hinting that another Fallout or Elder Scrolls game might be in the works.

It is likely that another Bethesda game might still be a long way away, though, but at least Elder Scrolls fans have another expansion for The Elder Scrolls Online to look forward to, which will be released in June this year.

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