Fallout games see Steam player counts more than triple following the TV show’s release

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Numerous games in the Fallout series have seen their player counts dramatically rise following the release of the Fallout TV show.

The show, which is exclusive to Amazon Prime Video, was released in full on April 12 to widespread critical acclaim, with a current Rotten Tomatoes rating of 94% and an audience score of 88%.

As an apparent result of the show’s success, SteamDB points out that a number of Fallout games have enjoyed a large increase in concurrent player counts on Steam following its release.

While SteamDB’s post on X suggested games had been more than doubling their concurrent player counts, numbers have continued to rise and now some Fallout games are seeing more than triple their usual numbers.

The biggest leap has been enjoyed by Fallout 4, which has been regularly hitting weekend peaks of around 20,000 – 24,000 for the past six months but saw a peak of 83,491 on Sunday, more than tripling its normal player count.

Fallout 76 also saw a large jump in numbers, shooting up from a three-month best of around 13,000 players to 39,455 on Sunday, breaking its all-time peak concurrent player count.

Fallout games see Steam player counts more than triple following the TV show’s releaseThis chart of concurrent player over the past year shows how drastic the jump is.

Even older games saw notable increases, with Fallout: New Vegas rising from concurrent averages of around 5,000 to 19,505 on Sunday, and Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition going from around 1000 to a peak of 6,731.

It was reported earlier this week that Amazon‘s Fallout TV show has been renewed for a second season, with production moving to California as part of a tax incentive.

The show’s first season, which stars Ella Purnell, Walton Goggins and Aaron Moten, was shot mostly in New York, with some additional filming taking place in Utah.

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