Candy Crush Saga has been one of the Apps store’s top earner and has been commanding the App store’s ranking charts for a few years now.
And here comes Bethesda’s post-apocalyptic sim, Fallout Shelter. A spin-off of the hugely popular Fallout series re-imagined in a Sims / Tiny Tower simulator. The game puts you in charge as an ‘Overseer’ to a growing colony living in a post-apocalyptic bunker underground.
The game was announced as a surprise during Bethesda’s showcase at the Electronics Entertainment Expo trade or E3, and just after a few days, Fallout Shelter has already passed Candy Crush Saga in the top-grossing mobile games charts.
Although Bethesda has not released any numbers, we assume they are raking in huge dough from the game since King makes about $2.55 million a day with Candy Crush Saga in 2015. So even though Bethesda won’t release any figures, we’re pretty sure it’s making a lot more than that. Not bad for whats supposed to be just a free game for the fans.
We hope Fallout Shelter’s success in the freemium App Category becomes the new standard by actually making a great game and cashing in from it rather than resorting to aggressive and obtrusive monetization tactics for in-app purchases that actually turns people off instead of paying for it.
Fallout Shelter is currently available for iOS, and an Android version is expected in the coming months.