One of the biggest surprises from Bethesda at this year’s E3 was that not only is Fallout 4 coming later this year but the company put together a mobile game that is free to play and was available just hours after it was announced. Now it turns out that the game made a big enough splash that it is at the top of Apple’s download list when it comes to games in 48 different countries.
Fallout Shelter is the most downloaded application of any kind in 25 of those countries. Bethesda certainly has to be excited about these numbers, considering the point of releasing the game in the first place was obviously to try and draw attention to Fallout 4. Of course, the game was also supposed to be one that people would enjoy playing and the number of people who have downloaded it seems to indicate it’s fun to play.
The company issued a statement about the fact the application has risen to the top of the app store listings and the company is obviously pretty happy to see such rampant success. “We play games on our phones all the time, and have always wanted to make one,” said Todd Howard, Game Director at Bethesda Game Studios. “To have our first mobile game be enjoyed by so many is stunning. It just shows that gamers appreciate more depth and being treated fairly. It also shows people love Fallout as much as we do.”
Fallout Shelter is available on iOS now and is slated for Android release later this year. Fallout 4 is due out on the PS4, Xbox One and PC on November 10.