Fallout 4 topped the AU/NZ game sales charts in mid-April 2024

Fallout 4 is also joined by Fallout: New Vegas, Fallout 3, and Fallout 76.
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Fallout 4 is officially the best selling game in Australia and New Zealand for the week commencing 8 April 2024. As detailed by IGEA in its weekly games charts, it appears Fallout fever is at an all-time high. Fallout 4, which was released back in 2015, has surpassed popular games including Helldivers 2, Grand Theft Auto V, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, and Red Dead Redemption 3 on the sales charts, after a period of lying dormant.

Notably, other Fallout games aren’t far behind Fallout 4 on the charts. In Australia, Fallout: New Vegas is the third top selling game of the week, and Fallout 76 is the fifth top selling game. Fallout 3 has also charted, taking out the eighth spot.

In New Zealand, the order is shuffled around a bit, but still very similar. Fallout 4 is the best selling game, Fallout: New Vegas comes in at #6, Fallout 76 is #7, and Fallout 3 is #10. That means in both Australia and New Zealand, every modern Fallout game is within the top ten best selling games in mid-April 2024.

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The renewed interest in Fallout has solely been driven by the release of Amazon Prime Video’s Fallout TV adaptation, which has achieved rave reviews and strong audience reception since launch. In the days following the release of the show, concurrent player counts for all Fallout games grew suddenly, as players turned to the games to discover or rediscover more Fallout lore and history.

While this leap initially seemed isolated to Steam, it appears Fallout has made a larger impact, with sales charts across the world – including in Australia and New Zealand – reflecting a significant renewed interest in the game franchise.

This sales spike, tied to the release of Fallout TV series, is not unprecedented. When HBO’s The Last of US TV series released, the game series on which it’s based also got a large sales boost. In a way, these adaptations have almost served as a form of marketing for mainstream audiences, who may not be familiar with game source material before they approach new media.

Whether the sales spike is attributed to new players, or returning ones, it’s clear that Amazon’s Fallout has had a major impact, and that the series is currently enjoying a widespread revival in Australia, New Zealand, and around the world. If you’ve watched the TV series and you’re feeling nostalgic for the Wasteland, know that you won’t be alone if you choose to return to Fallout 4 or its predecessors.

Leah J. Williams is a gaming and entertainment journalist who's spent years writing about the games industry, her love for The Sims 2 on Nintendo DS and every piece of weird history she knows. You can find her tweeting @legenette most days.