A lot of fuss has been made about the numerous bugs in Obsidian’s Fallout: New Vegas, but apparently that hasn’t hurt its launch sales. Publisher Bethesda today announced that five million units of the game have been shipped for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC, representing well over $300 million in retail sales.
In addition, Bethesda says the Fallout: New Vegas strategy guide has been one of Amazon’s best sellers among all books.
“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.”
Despite the game’s flaws, Fallout: New Vegas is currently enjoying a combined Metacritic score of 84. GameZone’s Brian Rowe, however, had a different opinion of the post-apocalyptic RPG.