Fallout 4 Sells an Estimated 5.19M First Week at Retail

Fallout 4 Sells an Estimated 5.19M First Week at Retail - Sales

by William D'Angelo, posted on 27 November 2015 / 13,511 Views

Fallout 4 sold 5,190,604 units first week worldwide at retail, according to our estimates, which can be viewed on the VGChartz Global Weekly Chart for the week ending November 14th.

Breaking down the sales by platform, the game comfortably sold best on the PlayStation 4, with 3,010,966 units sold (58%), compared to 1,729,944 units sold on the Xbox One (33%). The Windows PC retail version sold 449,694 units (9%).

 

Breaking down sales by region, the game sold best in the US with 2,533,033 units sold (49%), compared to 1,734,654 units sold in Europe (33%). Looking more closely at Europe, the game sold 530,202 units in the UK, 255,520 units in Germany, and 185,554 units in France.

Fallout 4 launched worldwide on November 10th for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC.

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A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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14 Comments

Kanemaru (on 27 November 2015)

Almost more than the sales of MGS5 after 3 months.


Fear_Me_All (on 28 November 2015)

Well deserved! fallout 4 it a great game!


Sprash (on 27 November 2015)

What a beast! and from what I so heard by people who played the game it's well deserved.


Justagamer (on 27 November 2015)

Very good sales. The game deserves it. Massive world, so much to interact with. I've not encountered any glitches, and I've logged in about 20 hours. You can lose yourself in the game. Game of the year, hands down.


shikamaru317 (on 27 November 2015)

Same here, definitely my GOTY. The writing is the best in a Bethesda game yet, and it's great having a voiced character finally. I also haven't encountered any glitches after nearly 40 hours.


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Sixteenvolt420 (on 27 November 2015)

Ditto. My GOTY as well.


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archer9234 (on 27 November 2015)

Seriously? You never had the cow spawn into your house, in Sanctuary. When you've fast travel.


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H3ADShOt3 (on 27 November 2015)

I've had a few small bugs but this is still my GOTY.


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Justagamer (on 27 November 2015)

Lol, no I haven't had a cow after teleporting. The only glitch I've encountered so far is paladin danse and crew having no weapons after teleporting. Nothing gamebreaking, thank goodness. I've been enjoying this game more than any other so far this year. The witcher 3 is a close second.


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Hawat (on 28 November 2015)

Can you include digital sales too ? That pc retail number isnt really relevant anymore for sales since most sales are digital ( 2,267,693 fallout 4 owner on steam as i write this)


Chazore (on 28 November 2015)

I'd also imagine PC digital sales being insanely high compared to their retail counterpart.


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mountaindewslave (on 28 November 2015)

I think Fallout 4 had a significantly larger opening week when digital is considered, and I think the ratio was more significant than a lot of other comparable big release games

on the very first day of release I could have sworn hearing that Steam had a simultaneous like 450,000 people playing. granted, some of those were from retail PC sales, but one would expect that many more sales on STEAM happened in the week and that a vast majority were directly through the client


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peterdavid12345 (on 28 November 2015)

It's still bugging me that Black Ops 3 sold better than Fallout 4....


darkneal (on 28 November 2015)

Black ops 3 will outsell everything. Not just fallout. Only gta stands in its way and being a remaster it isn't competing on an equal standing.Cod outsells everything, always. due to a couple mis-steps(and gta v's last gen success) people have forgotten that.


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H3ADShOt3 (on 27 November 2015)

How could this author not mention the huge lead this game has over the older titles?? Huge improvement in sales over F3 and NV, well deserved Bethesda!


MotherBound (on 28 November 2015)

Awesome, amazing game


AZE160 (on 29 November 2015)

Game actually sold 8mil units, PC selling 500k is a bunch of balony. Checked steamspy, says 3mil and increasing. If it sells 15mil overall might be a billion dollar franchise


20pdemau (on 28 November 2015)

wow wow wow, even more than black ops including over 2 million steam sales,this is unvilibable, i hope it beats battlefront


Chazore (on 27 November 2015)

I was still expecting a step up in terms of visual, combat and AI but it's still a good game overall and deserves it's sales, the mod will improve what they didn't with time and hopefully they will be working on a new engine for the next Fallout/ES title.


chris0409 (on 27 November 2015)

Well deserved, but I agree with many reviews out there. This game isn't the big step up I've hoped for, and after feeling the jump from Oblivion to Skyrim I'm kinda disappointed. It's good, but not fascinating, and when compared to other games that released this year not deserving of the GotY title IMO.


mountaindewslave (on 28 November 2015)

graphically and gameplay wise there wasn't really a big jump between Oblivion and Skyrim, go back and check out Oblivion, it's actually aged insanely well
world size wise though, yes, Skyrim was a lot bigger than Oblivion


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Col (on 27 November 2015)

This game has rated quite poorly on Metacritic. Its the first Fallout game I played. And its not encouraging me to buy another. Dialogue bugs, drab grey/brown visuals everywhere. Shooting is too dependant on VATS slow down. Missions i played so far in early game are pretty mindless travel and kill. Conversations are slow and long, NPCs need to shut up a bit at times. And the game design is perhaps a touch too finnicky. Could spend hours just picking up miscellaneous junk and crafting tidbits and bartering etc..


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Col (on 27 November 2015)

This game has rated quite poorly on Metacritic. Its the first Fallout game I played. And its not encouraging me to buy another. Dialogue bugs, drab grey/brown visuals everywhere. Shooting is too dependant on VATS slow down. Missions i played so far in early game are pretty mindless travel and kill. Conversations are slow and long, NPCs need to shut up a bit at times. And the game design is perhaps a touch too finnicky. Could spend hours just picking up miscellaneous junk and crafting tidbits and bartering etc..


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