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Fallout: New Vegas flies off shelves with 5 million units sold

Fallout-New-VegasFallout: New Vegas premiered mere weeks ago, and unsurprisingly, is following in Fallout 3’s very successful footsteps.  We were impressed with the game at E3, and it’s living up to the hype: Five million units have been shipped since its launch, and it has raked in more than $300 million in retail sales.

Producer Bethesda Softworks is justifiably proud of itself. “We are delighted by the reception Fallout: New Vegas has received from fans around the world…we have already received substantial re-orders from our retail partners,” said Bethesda president Vlatko Andonov in a press release from the company.

Fallout: New Vegas is not quite a sequel to Fallout 3, rather borrowing its world and running with its own story. The game uses a post-apocalyptic Vegas strip picking up the pieces after a nuclear disaster as its backdrop.

In response to complaints of glitches, Bethesda has promised a patch that will fix problems on any platform, writing in the company blog that, “We’ve come up with solutions for the Xbox 360 save issue folks are reporting, along with a number of other issues being reporting. We’re currently running final testing and certification on a comprehensive patch for all three [PS3, Xbox 360,PC] platforms.” The patches should be available in the coming weeks.

In another move similar to Fallout 3, Bethesda will be releasing a number of Fallout: New Vegas extension packs just in time for the holidays. However, this is only for Xbox 360 users, so PlayStation owners will have to wait – no work on how long yet, but be patient, because it appears it’ll be worth the wait.