Fallout 4 has surpassed The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim as Bethesda’s most successful game of all time. Pete Hines, Bethesda’s marketing executive, mentioned the game’s success on the Kinda Funny Gamecast.
Fallout 4 has gotta be the most successful game we’ve ever launched in our company’s history. More than Skyrim, in terms of what we did.
He didn’t delve into what the “most successful” characterization means. It’s possible he’s referring to sales. Skyrim sold over 20 million copies between 2011 and 2014. Fallout 4 had 12 million shipments on launch day.