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Fallout 4 sets records
« on: November 17, 2015, 09:26:08 AM »
And let's face it - a bunch of you guys all helped :)

http://fortune.com/2015/11/16/fallout4-is-quiet-best-seller/

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The post-apocalyptic open world game ‘Fallout 4’ earned over $750 million in 24 hours.

Activision Blizzard’s Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 is no longer the biggest entertainment launch of 2015.

Bethesda’s Fallout 4 sold 12 million copies and generated over $750 million in its first 24 hours at retail on Nov. 10. Those numbers obliterate the over $550 million in 72 hours that Activision-owned developer Treyarch earned with Call of Duty: Black Ops 3.

Yet while Activision  ATVI 2.92%  has done a great job of turning Call of Duty into a mainstream game franchise that most people, including nongamers, recognize, the Fallout franchise is one with dedicated gamers but little pop culture crossover.

In Fallout 4, gamers play the sole survivor of Vault 111 and enter a world destroyed by nuclear war. The game has been designed as an open world adventure, allowing players to craft their own character and embark on a unique exploration of the New England Wasteland.

SuperData Research CEO Joost van Dreunen has been a fan of the Fallout franchise since day one because of its unique aesthetic and experience.

“Its popularity seems to come from an odd blend of narrative and action,” van Dreunen says. “As the franchise has grown more mature over the years, it has inevitably attracted a larger player base, but its popularity among livestreamers on Twitch and YouTube has further accelerated its momentum.”

for perspective, Jurassic World opened at $208 mil for its first weekend



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Re: Fallout 4 sets records
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2015, 09:50:29 AM »
With a four year development time, what was the total cost to develop Fallout 4?