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Bethesda's Fallout Shelter Tops Charts In 48 Countries

by Mike Futter on Jun 25, 2015 at 04:26 AM

Prior to E3, executive editor Andrew Reiner joked that the next Fallout game was going to surprise everyone… as a mobile title. Little did we know that his words were prophetic.

At E3, Bethesda announced and released Fallout Shelter, a Tiny Tower-meets-XCOM simulation game that puts you in charge of a Vault-Tec shelter. The title is free-to-play, which made it easy for fans to flock to it.

The title shot to the top of the game charts in 48 countries. In 25 of those, it topped all chart categories as the top-downloaded app. Even though you can play without spending anything, the game’s in-app lunch box purchases have made it one of the top five highest grossing games in 37 countries. 

Bethesda also reports that play sessions continue to top 70 million per day. Fallout Shelter is available now for iOS and coming later for Android. 


Our Take
I admit that despite its rough controls and fairly straightforward play, I’m hooked on Fallout Shelter. I just want to know why all pregnant women wear yellow.