Bethesda’s Fallout is one of just four IPs to have sold more than half a million units in a week in the UK.
Fallout 4 smashed the 500,000 barrier, generating more than £24m in revenue, and that’s without counting digital sales via Steam, PSN or Xbox Live.
The data, courtesy of GfK Chart-Track, revealed Fallout 4 is the 18th fastest-selling game in terms of units (behind Black Ops III) and the 16th fastest-selling game in terms of revenue (behind FIFA 11).
Last week was a bumper week for UK games retail overall. £54.6m was generated from the sale of boxed releases, making it the biggest seven days of sales this year. It’s a welcome boost to the sector, which has suffered so far in 2015. Fallout 4, second-week sales of Call of Duty: Black Ops III and the arrival of Rise of the Tomb Raider means that the market is now just down 0.5 per cent so far this year (by revenue).