Local video game stores in Phoenix have been participating and preparing for the month of November, a big month for gamers. The software that has gamers buzzing today is the release of the long-awaited Fallout 4.
Fallout 4 is the sequel to the October 2008 released Fallout 3 by Bethesda Softworks. Forbes is calling the release one of the biggest of the year.
“I’ve always been a fan of the Fallout Series. I just love the attention that goes into it,” said Brian Schwind after purchasing his copy of Fallout 4 at the GameStop in Phoenix.
Another videogame fan has been anticipating the arrival.
“Ever since I’ve heard about it I have wanted to get it,” said Jose Gamboa of Phoenix.
The series is known for its post-apocalyptic theme, first-person shooter and unique content. But the biggest draw is what experts call a bigger scope of the game.
“It’s a game that is very expansive you can immerse yourself in it and play it for hundreds of hours, ” said self-proclaimed gamer John Romero.
Romero plans to play Fallout 4 20 to 30 hours a week, mostly during the weekend so it will not interfere with his workday, “and every hour is completely unique,” he said.
Workers from the GameStop on Thomas Road in Phoenix said the Monday night line for the early release was through the doors and down the street corner.
In fact, the store is already halfway through its stock.
There are no hard numbers on sales yet, but Fallout 4’s predecessor Fallout 3 shipped 4.7 million units within the first three months of its launch.
Fallout 4 has already exploded to the top of the best-sellers list.