Fallout 4 Is Suddenly the Bestselling Game in Europe, and You Can Probably Guess Why

Fallout 4, the post-apocalyptic wasteland action RPG from 2015, is gaining popularity, with sales in Europe jumping by over 7,500% in the last week.

Spotted by GamesIndustry.biz, the outlet reported a massive spike in Fallout 4 series on the heels of the Prime Video release. Incredibly, the nearly 10-year-old game has jumped all the way to the top of the GSD charts, which tracks digital games across all of Europe and physical sales in the UK, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain. It now sits atop the weekly top ten, beating out Helldivers 2, EA Sports FC 24, and Grand Theft Auto 5.

You can probably guess why Fallout 4’s sales have spiked to the extent that they. First, it is seeing extremely deep discounts, with prices slashed by roughly 75 percent in some places. More importantly, the Fallout TV Series on Prime Video was released last week and has been met with praise from both critics and fans alike.

Fans are officially returning to Fallout 4’s wasteland.

Beyond the discounts and popularity of the Fallout TV series, Bethesda Softworks announced last week that the long-awaited next-gen update for Fallout 4 will be released on April 25 for PS5 and Xbox Series X/S. A gigantic mod, Fallout London, is in development; it was supposed to launch on April 23, but the creators had to delay the release, fearing that the next-gen update for Fallout 4 might break it.

“An outstanding world, great crafting system, strong story and characters, and more earn Fallout 4 a glowing endorsement,” my colleague Dan Stapleton wrote in his review of Fallout 4.

Yet, Fallout 4 is one of many games in the series that see an increase in the number of players following the success of the TV show. Earlier this week, Steam data tracker SteamDB reported that multiple Fallout games, including New Vegas and Fallout 76, had seen a significant boost in players on Valve’s digital distribution platform, with Fallout 76, in particular, obtaining a new peak concurrent players Steam record of 39,455.

With the Fallout TV series’s success, it is no surprise to anyone that yesterday, Prime Video announced that the series was renewed for a second season. While we have to wait a bit until a new season arrives, check out our piece detailing 14 things we’d love to see in Fallout season 2.

Taylor is a Reporter at IGN. You can follow her on Twitter @TayNixster.

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