Beyond the Fallout

Released on Halloween last year, Fallout 3 quickly became a critically lauded sensation.

The Xbox 360 edition enjoys a Metacritic rating of 93 per cent (91 on PC and PS3), and the game has claimed countless awards, including game of the year from Gamesradar, Gamespy, Official Xbox, IGN, Gamasutra and at the Game Developer Choice Awards. It was also nominated in five categories at the BAFTA video game awards in March.

Yet Fallout 3 was more than just a critical hit. In just a week, Bethesda shipped 4.7 million copies of the game in the US and UK – representing a retail value of $300 million. It's a remarkable achievement when you consider there hadn't been a traditional Fallout game released for ten years.

In fact, including the game's spin-offs, Fallout 3 outsold the combined life-time sales of all the other Fallout titles in just seven days. And this during a release period that saw the likes of Gears of War 2, Call of Duty: World at War, Fable II, LittleBigPlanet and World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King hit retail shelves.

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DominusRebellis3370d ago

I think fallout 3 is so successful because of it's uniqueness and teh expansion on the imagination. I've always wondered what it would be like to be one of a few people alive on the earth and fallout 3 puts you right there. The game is awesome and for some reason everytime I play it I just get so involved in what is going on. I hope they can make another game better than this and I hope Fallout: New Vegas is just, or better, as good. Thanks Bethesda for the game, next time don't have exclusive DLC it's just wrong and unfair

caffman3370d ago

I was playing it this morning to get some more quests done. All I need is broken steel and I'm done!

Ron Zook3370d ago

me love this game long time!

ironwolf7773370d ago

I love this game and so does Chandler Bing.