Fallout: New Vegas News for Xbox 360

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Five million units of post apocalyptic RPG Fallout: New Vegas have been shipped worldwide, Bethesda Softworks has announced.

The game has generated well over $300 million in retail sales. Figures for digital sales weren't given, but Bethesda described a "heavy volume" of digital downloads.

"We are delighted by the reception Fallout: New Vegas has received from fans around the world," said Vlatko Andonov, president of Bethesda Softworks. "Despite the large launch quantities for this title, we have already received substantial re-orders from our retail partners, underscoring the tremendous popularity of this highly entertaining game. We believe Fallout: New Vegas will be the 'must buy' title for gamers throughout the holiday season."

Fallout: New Vegas is available now for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. The first DLC will be available later this year on Xbox LIVE.

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Shipped doesn't directly translate to sales, but retailer re-orders suggest large quantities of the game aren't sitting in retailer storerooms.

The five million figure is an improvement over the 4.7 million units shipped at the launch of Fallout 3 towards the back end of 2008.

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reynoldio

Agreed, sickens me. Playing my marathon weekend Fallout 3 sessions I suffered freezing a few times and thought it might have crashed but after a couple of minutes the game managed to catch up with itself and get going again. One of the times I hadn't saved for a while so really didn't want to lose progress.

I totally accept that it is great and they wanted to get it out on time and it's really hard with a massive game, but repeated, multiple system breaking crashes is simply unacceptable.
Posted 08:08 on 10 November 2010
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Bloodstorm

Shame since everyone is accepting this is ok for a condition for a game to be brought out.
Posted 23:59 on 09 November 2010
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Woffls

So releasing a game with bugs doesn't affect sales or review scores?

This changes my Game Dev Story tactics quite dramatically.
Posted 23:54 on 09 November 2010
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Clockpunk

That's another 2 on this afternoons session - and the devs complained that they were being moaned at so much! It is beyond a joke, but it is also on of the best gaming experiences I have had in many a year.

Tough call.
Posted 17:49 on 09 November 2010
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draytone@ Clockpunk

That's a joke! I would want my money back!
Posted 16:07 on 09 November 2010
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Clockpunk

Yep...
Posted 15:31 on 09 November 2010
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draytone

8 crashes so far? Have the been terminal and you've had to restart the game?
Posted 13:17 on 09 November 2010
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Clockpunk

Rightfully so - despite its broken state (I myself have suffered at least 8 crashes) - it is still a masterpiece which sets the bar very high for other games to follow.

I cannot wait to see what DLC they decide to create for it - just hope one will add a load more Vaults to explore - easily one of my favourite parts of the games!
Posted 12:10 on 09 November 2010

Game Stats

Technical Specs
Release Date: 22/10/2010
Developer: Obsidian Entertainment
Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
Genre: RPG
Rating: PEGI 18+
Site Rank: 952 45
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