Fallout Games Attract 5 Million Users in One Day Due to Popularity Surge

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Almost five million players were immersed in a Fallout game across a single day as a result of the TV show's popularity, Bethesda has revealed. Without saying when — but presumably on the weekend — the franchise's official Twitter profile shared that more than one million people played Fallout 76 within a single 24-hour period. Then, when taking the entire RPG series into account, there were nearly five million users on that same day.

Of course, this is all because of the huge spike in interest the IP has garnered off the back of its TV adaptation that was produced by Amazon Prime. Following many favourable reviews — including our own glowing verdict — the first season has become one of the most popular series on television right now. A second batch of episodes has already been given the green light, so while its audience waits, fans have been returning to the older games in their droves.

Sales of Fallout 4 across Europe were up an absurd 7,500 per cent last week, and Fallout 76, Fallout: New Vegas, and Fallout 3 also charted in the top 10 best-selling titles of the week for the region. That purchasing spike isn't expected to let up either as Bethesda plans to put out updated versions of Fallout 4 for PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC on Thursday, which bundle in new graphical modes and Creation Club content. It's a free upgrade for current PS4 owners, but you've only got a day left to prepare for it at the cheapest price possible via the PS Store sale still live now.

Were you one of those five million players booting up a Fallout game on the recent but unspecified day? Let us know in the comments below.

[source twitter.com]

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