Bethesda Softworks has announced today their successful launch of Fallout New Vegas. The Press Release states that they shipped over 5 million copies of the game for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 and the PC combined. They even sited some of the reviews for the game from some big names letting us know how great the game is. Now I know this game will have potential once everything is fixed but as of right now we know it isn’t fixed as of yet despite the patch that has already been released as we are still receiving reports from community members letting us know that the game is still having a lot of issues.
Here is a quote from the Press Release and some of the reviews have me wondering if this is the same game a lot of others are experiencing problems with.
“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.”
Reviews of Fallout: New Vegas have called the game as “an utterly essential purchase” (MSN UK) and as “addictively, rambunctiously fun” (Entertainment Weekly). The Associated Press awarded it a 4 out of 4 stars and said “Bottom Line: It’s a Blast”, while GameSpy gave it 4.5 out of 5 stars and called Fallout: New Vegas “one of the best games of the year.”
Glad to see that it is selling a lot of copies but I would like to think of a successful launch as one that makes the gamers happy and provide a great game for us to enjoy.