After its launch, Bethesda’s post-apocalyptic RPG, Fallout 4, manages to surpass the Rockstar Games open world title Grand Theft Auto 5‘s concurrent Steam user record.
It hasn’t even been available to play for 24 hours yet, and already Fallout 4 is breaking records. According to Steam’s own statistics, as of writing, the PC version of Bethesda’s retro-futuristic game has a whopping 432,983 concurrent users playing the title on Valve’s platform. Of course, these figures beat out Grand Theft Auto 5‘s own record back on its PC port’s release date in April that brought considerably less players to Steam with roughly 196,700 fans. While the accomplishment is indeed impressive, it’s important to note that the feat only takes non-Valve developed games into account.
In terms of players simultaneously experiencing Fallout 4, Bethesda’s latest action-RPG is resting comfortably behind Counter-Strike: Global Offensive in the peak position, and Dota 2 in the second slot, as both are two of Valve’s premier titles. Also, interestingly enough, the recently released Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 is trailing heavily at number 6, as its concurrent users are presently at a five figure count with 40,716. However, that’s to be expected somewhat, since the majority of the fan base for Treyarch’s first-person shooter is known for playing the game on consoles.
Not only is Fallout 4 successful in getting swathes of fans to explore the Boston Wasteland at the same time, but it’s current standing on Steam’s Top Sellers List is just as admirable. The base game along with its Season Pass and DLC are taking up the first and second spots of the chart respectively.
As far as Fallout 4‘s concurrent user data goes, the figures represent all of the copies of the PC iteration sold, since each of the PC discs include Steam codes, which require a Steam account to download the entirety of the game for play. Grand Theft Auto 5, however, relies on gamers to use Rockstar’s Social Club launcher to run the crime-laden title, which means the aforementioned numbers for GTA 5 only stands for those who purchased it on Steam, and doesn’t take into account each unit.
At any rate, with so many users actively playing Fallout 4 during what many consider to be working hours, maybe some employers actually got duped by Bethesda’s counterfeit doctor note excusing folks from the job to rest their pancreases. Nevertheless, the concurrent Steam user numbers are likely keep rising for the open world RPG, as many gamers with 9-to-5 gigs will surely be logging on later this evening to scavenge an irradiated Massachusetts with those playing now.
Fallout 4 is available now for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.