Bethesda is one of the stalwarts of the PC world, so to find out that the developer has managed to ace the App Store with its first mobile game is quite the surprise. But you can’t deny the figures, with one analytics firm reporting Fallout Shelter has earned over $US5 million in the two weeks following its launch.
According to Superdata Research, Fallout Shelter has not only beat out the likes of Candy Crush Saga, but it’s raked in $US5.1 million for Bethesda. Whether it can keep up this momentum in the long term remains to be seen — it’s already dropping down the ranks, going by App Annie — however, for now it’s still an unexpected earner for the studio.
The other point that’s yet to be factored in is the impact the game’s success will have on Fallout 4. I’m not sure what the cross-over is from mobile to PC, but it certainly can’t hurt sales.