It has been an over a year now since the release of Fallout 4 in November 2015, Fallout 4 took the world by storm and Bethesda have revealed through their executive manager that Fallout 4 is their Biggest revenue Game even bigger than Skyrim. Fallout 4 is the Biggest Game in Bethesda Company
Fallout 4 has gotta be the most successful game we’ve ever launched in our company’s history.
Bigger than Skyrim? It certainly sold a lot faster, but not more
Currently, the sales figures point to Skyrim sitting at a comfortable 23 million copies across all of its platforms. This is over a five year period since the launch in Nov. 2011. On the other hand, Fallout 4 is currently believed to be at about the 12 million mark, but Bethesda hasn’t released any specific numbers yet.
I can’t argue with a man who knows inside information, but you wouldn’t think this is the case given the atmosphere around the games. Skyrim is beloved by just about everyone who plays it, and its success to the upper echelons of gaming was a slow burn over half a decade. Fallout 4 was popular, but as more and more played it, it began to become more polarizing with many turned off by the lack of role-playing compared to what’s found in the earlier games and New Vegas.
Hines addressed this in the interview, as well.
When you do another one, well it’s not the first one again, there’s gonna be some commonalities. Like, you can’t just react to VATS in Fallout 4 the way that you did in Fallout 3, because in Fallout 3 you saw it for the very first time. You’re like, ‘shit this is a really cool, interesting way to kind of bring targeting different body parts to a first-person shooter but in a way I understand’ […] Well how is that supposed to have the same impact in Fallout 4?
If you played Uncharted 4, and that was your first game, I think you have a very different reaction to what that game is than if, like me, you played 1, 2, and 3 because Uncharted 4 is more of 1, 2, and 3.