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Bethesda reveals $750 million worth of Fallout 4 titles have been shipped

Just days after Activision and Treyarch revealed a massive opening three days of Call of Duty: Black Ops III — taking in over $500 million, Bethesda tries to one up them showing off an even larger figure. 12 million Fallout 4 games have been shipped to retailers across the globe leading to a $750 million profit for Bethesda.

It’s important to note the difference between the two numbers though. Fallout 4 has been shipped to retailers and the 12 million number includes copies that haven’t technically been sold to a consumer yet. The $500 million Activision made came from actual sales.

SuperData research shows that Fallout 4 has sold 1.87 million units on consoles and 1.2 million units on PC within its first three days of release. That amounts to a more subdued amount of revenue from actual sales — $100 million.

Regardless, the Fallout 4 launch has been a tremendous success. Call of Duty has higher expectations because of its place in the industry as a staple of video games. The fact that Fallout 4 has had so much success even with it’s lower place in the proverbial gaming totem poll is a great credit to what an amazing game it is.

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Fallout 4 builds on the engine that Skyrim put in place in 2011 and does nothing but improve from both the Elder Scrolls game and the last two Fallout releases (Fallout 3 and Fallout New Vegas). While some of suggested the game isn’t quite as graphically stunning as they had hoped for, the general consensus remains that Fallout 4 is one of the best games of this generation.

The collector’s edition of the game that included the physical Pip-Boy to use with select smartphones, sold out almost immediately after being announced. Bethesda also set a milestone becoming the most concurrently played game on Steam with 470,000+ players exploring the Commonwealth at one time.

President of Bethesda Softworks, Vlatko Andonov spoke on the great work the studio has done.

“We’re extremely proud of Todd Howard, Game Director at Bethesda Game Studios, and his experienced team of developers for their talent and dedication in creating this extraordinary game. Fallout 4 is a masterpiece in game development and storytelling, providing fans hundreds of hours of fun as they explore and are challenged by this fascinating, beautifully crafted world.”

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Fallout 4 gameplay, story, world editing, customization details and release date announced

E3 starts off with a bang.

After being teased almost two weeks ago Bethesda’s Fallout 4 reveal showed fans everything they could have imagined and so much more.

A bit of the Fallout 4’s story background was revealed showing the primary character and his family escaping to Vault 111 amid their first realization of the nuclear attack. While not all the details are revealed, your character is able to survive the nukes as the lone survivor of Vault 111. He is awoken and rises to the outside world — 200 years later.

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First person combat looks much improved over Fallout 3.

The destroyed city of Boston will certainly be fun for fans to explore with a vast map size. Todd Howard, director of Fallout 4, reiterated over and over the ambition of the game and the emphasis on improving combat.

The presentation showed improved first-person/third-person gameplay with a much higher quality FPS feel to the game. Along with that, the Vats system will also be noticeably better as well.

Though when the combat dies down, your best friend throughout Fallout 3, the pip-boy is now vastly improved as well. A more fluent UI, audio track compatibility, mini-games, and more make the pip-boy better than ever. And now, for those who want one… they can get one. A real pip-boy is now on sale. (Yes. The real pip-boy.) It is available on Amazon for preorder right now for $120.

You can now have your very own Pip-Boy. Compatible with your smartphone.
You can now have your very own Pip-Boy. Compatible with your iOS or Android smartphone.

And just as Todd Howard seemed to start toning things down, the big news was ramped up again with a new world customization and settlement reveal. Players can now scavenge for supplies and scrap throughout the world and use it to create their own haven complete with defenses, furniture, and completely customizable buildings.

The personalization options don’t end there though. Everything now “has a purpose.” Every item and piece of material you scavenge for is now available to be utilized and implemented into your weaponry and armor. The variety of weapons immediately skyrockets with simple guns being edited into powerful firearms.

There’s so many more other little things to take note of. Let us know what you noticed from the Fallout 4 E3 2015 reveal in the comments below or tweet us @pixelpine.

More will certainly be revealed in the coming months all the way up to the November 11, 2015 release of Fallout 4. The game will release on Xbox One, PS4, and PC and will retail at $59.99 for the basic copy and $119.99 for the Pip-Boy Edition.