It looks like everything isn’t red roses in West Virgin — I mean, the virtual realm of Bethesda Game Studios’ Fallout 76. Much like the theme of the series exploring a wasteland in different parts, it looks like the UK retail sales of Fallout 76 are down 82.4% from its 2015 counterpart — Fallout 4.
According to recent reports, it looks like Fallout 76 isn’t on the pickup list of those who live in the UK given the recent numbers of Fallout 76 are down 82.4% from Fallout 4. Of course, this information shouldn’t come in as a surprise given the debacle that erupted before the game was announced leading up to now.
The full rundown can be seen below thanks to YouTuber YongYea, who picked up on the report that Fallout 76 UK numbers aren’t anything to write home about:
Lo and behold, it looks like Fallout 76 isn’t the only one suffering from low interest in would be consumers or potential customers through retail/pre-orders given “rumbling” from retailers.
“Retailers have told Gamesindustry.biz this week that Battlefield V may prove to be another victim, with pre-orders down considerably over previous games in the series.”
But that’s not all, an individual who works in a large branch of a prominent European Games/Toys retailer agreed too, stating that Battlefield pre-orders sit around “10,” while for reference that double-digit number is up against triple digits such as Pokemon Let’s Go‘s “250” units and “600” Red Dead Redemption 2 pre-orders in the individual brackets.
I work in a large branch of a prominent European Games/Toys retailer. What you say rings 100% true. We have about 10 Battlefield preorders. For reference that's against 250 Pokemon and 600 Red Dead preorders in OUR branch.
— King Willie's Voodoo Gang (@willie_voodoo) November 17, 2018
As of this writing, both Fallout 76 and Battlefield V are out on store shelves and the digital market worldwide for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Whether or not if they will recover is another discussion, but right now, reported numbers and projections aren’t looking too hot for both titles.