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Fallout's TV show popularity has reportedly earned Bethesda at least $80 million

Fallout's TV show popularity has reportedly earned Bethesda at least $80 million

After the release of the Fallout TV show, Bethesda has seen a boom in the series' popularity.

The Fallout TV show has massively increased the player count of every Fallout game, and now it's also increased the bottom line of publisher and developer Bethesda by an extremely large degree.

As reported by VG Insights, they estimate that Fallout 4 sold 2 million copies as a direct result of the popularity of the show, with around one and a half million units being sold for Fallout 76, with the estimated in-game spend of the latter title being $12 million. The same site also estimates that Bethesda will have earned around $30 million from licensing the IP to Amazon for the show itself. This comes to a total estimate of around $80 million just from the popularity of the TV show alone, and that's without looking into the long-term effects of how a second season of the show might increase the player count of each game even more.

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This amount also doesn't include sales of Fallout 3 and DLC, Fallout New Vegas and DLC, or in-game purchases for the free-to-play mobile game Fallout Shelter, which means that the total could actually be a lot higher than the $80 million that they reported in total.

The overwhelming popularity of the Fallout TV series was so massive that Nexus Mods, a massively popular modding site that hosts mods for many, many different games, completely crashed.

"We are experiencing much more traffic than usual due to the popularity of the Fallout TV series. We have deployed extra resources where possible and we are monitoring the uptime and performance across the network," the site stated at the time.

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Topics: Amazon, Bethesda, Fallout, TV And Film