Fallout Shelter Debuted as #1 on the App Store in 48 Countries

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Written by Dustin Murphy


As the first ever app for Bethesda Zenimax, the Fallout universe was quickly celebrated by Bethesda Game Studios at E3 with the announcement of the downloadable game that launched in 48 countries, and became the quickest and most downloaded app in all of the countries it landed within.

We play games on our phones all the time, and have always wanted to make one,” said Todd Howard, Game Director at Bethesda Game Studios. “To have our first mobile game be enjoyed by so many is stunning. It just shows that gamers appreciate more depth and being treated fairly. It also shows people love Fallout as much as we do.

If you ask anyone if the game is fun the answers are likely that it is fun, that it is addicting, and it has a rather player-friendly approach for its in-app purchases. As Fallout Shelter rapidly climbed up the ranks as one of the highest grossing apps on the App Store, Bethesda also found it as one of the highest apps overall as it quickly overtook King’s Candy Crush app as Top-Grossing app on the charts. It managed that within the first two days to be a bit more precise about its popularity.


Since the games launch, it has remained the number one most downloaded free game on the app store, and is downloaded over 70 million times a day by fans from around the world in multiple different countries.

Fallout Shelter is a post-nuclear strategy and simulation experience that puts you in control of a state-of-the-art underground Vault. Build the perfect Vault from a variety of rooms, oversee your very own thriving community of Vault Dwellers, and protect them from the dangers of the Wasteland.  Vault-Tec has provided the tools, but the rest is up to you.

Fallout Shelter is available now on the App Store for iPhone and iPad.

Our Take:

As someone who doesn’t own anything, but a few game consoles and Android devices, it’s disheartening to see that this game hasn’t launched on the devices yet since there is a rather large community on the Android platform. We just hope it’s a matter of time before those who do not have an iDevice can expect to see the game and experience what others have already been doing so with.

About the Writer:

DustinBATGRPhoto1Dustin is our native console gamer, PlayStation and Nintendo reviewer who has an appetite for anything that crosses the boarders from across the big pond. His interest in JRPG’s, Anime, Handheld Gaming, and Pizza is insatiable. His elitist attitude gives him direction, want, and a need for the hardest difficulties in games, which is fun to watch, and hilarity at its finest. You can find him over on Twitter @GamingAnomalyGoogle+, and or you can find him on PSN with RaivynLyken.

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