Fallout 76 isn’t off the to the strong start Bethesda was probably hoping for, at least in terms of physical UK sales.
The open world multiplayer survival game has been met with a less than enthusiastic reception from fans of critics, and it turns out that the game’s UK physical are in fact down 82 percent from Fallout 4.
Bethesda has yet to share any details on how the game has fared digitally, but given the lukewarm reaction so far it probably hasn’t been quite what the publisher wanted.
Even over on Twitch, it’s been reported that the number of people tuning into to watch Fallout 76 streams is well down from the number who were watching Fallout 4 streams back when that game launched.
Video game statistics website Githyp places Fallout 76 at no. 31 on its game viewership board for the year, behind the likes of Bloodborne and Dark Souls III. Not what you want from a new release.
Spyro The Dragon, meanwhile, boasts the current UK physical chart number one, beating the physical launch sales of other massive franchise releases, including Fallout 76 and Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu & Eevee.
It’s worth noting that Let’s Go Pikachu & Eevee are actually counted as separate games, so if you combined the two, Pokemon actually had the biggest physical launch of the week.
If you’re curious about the rest of the UK Top 10, you can find it below. Red Dead Redemption 2 is still in second place, because obviously.
The rest of the UK Top 10 is below:
If you’re curious, here’s the full UK Top 10:
- Spyro Reignited Trilogy
- Red Dead Redemption 2
- Fallout 76
- Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu
- FIFA 19
- Pokémon Let’s Go Eevee
- Call of Duty: Blops 4
- Fortnite: Deep Freeze Bundle
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
- Hitman 2
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Ewan Moore is a journalist at UNILAD Gaming who still quite hasn’t gotten out of his mid 00’s emo phase. After graduating from the University of Portsmouth in 2015 with a BA in Journalism & Media Studies (thanks for asking), he went on to do some freelance words for various places, including Kotaku, Den of Geek, and TheSixthAxis, before landing a full time gig at UNILAD in 2016.