After the absolutely massive sales of Fallout 3, everyone and their grandmother's dog figured the similarly-styled but improved in virtually every way New Vegas would also top the charts, and it would seem it has.
Bethesda just kindly informed us the game has shipped five million copies across all platforms, "representing" over $300 million in retail sales, meaning if they all sell (keep in mind it's been in the top selling Steam list since before launch, too). This looks to exceed Fallout 3, which reached 4.7 million unit sales in its first three months.
“We are delighted by the reception Fallout: New Vegas has received from fans around the world,” said Vlatko Andonov, president of Bethesda Softworks.” Despite the large launch quantities for this title, we have already received substantial re-orders from our retail partners, underscoring the tremendous popularity of this highly entertaining game. We believe Fallout: New Vegas will be the “must buy” title for gamers throughout the holiday season.”
You bet, Andonov -- we added it to our holiday guide and everything.
If you're not entirely happy with your purchase as of yet, Bethesda has said a PC patch is coming early this week, and a more extensive patch will arrive in the next few weeks for all platforms.