Fallout Shelter is being played 70 million times a day

Bethesda's breakout hit breaks records

Fallout Shelter is being played 70 million times a day

Bethesda’s debut mobile game, Fallout Shelter, has bagged another accolade for the mantelpiece.

Fallout Shelter can now count itself among the five top-grossing iOS games in 37 different countries, and is played over 70 million times a day.

We previously reported that for a brief period the resource management game was raking in more cash than Candy Crush Saga in both the US and the UK.

Chart topper

Now it’s emerged that Fallout Shelter has broken more records in terms of downloads. It’s topped the App Store games chart in 48 countries, and the overall app chart in 25, while across all territories it is the most downloaded free game on the App Store.

According to App Annie, Fallout Shelter has struck a chord with some key mobile gaming markets – including Canada, the US, and the UK – where it’s holding on to top 10 spots in the grossing charts.

"To have our first mobile game be enjoyed by so many is stunning," said Todd Howard, game director at Bethesda Game Studios, in a statement.

"It just shows that gamers appreciate more depth and being treated fairly. It also shows people love Fallout as much as we do."

Our Mobile Mavens have been discussing Fallout Shelter's success, a game which has essentially become this year's Flappy Bird: Namely, what can we learn from the game's success, and can this momentum be sustained?

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