Fallout season 2 is officially happening as game series sees massive sales boost – WGB


Just over a week after premiering, Amazon has confirmed that a second season of Fallout has been greenlit, although it looks like it may have already been given the go ahead a while back.

Days before season 1 of Fallout debuted on Amazon prime news broke that that California had awarded $25m in tax credits to Fallout and thus indicating that production for the series would move to California for season 2. According to Variety, the state’s tax incentives are heavily geared towards luring TV shows that have already begun production in other states to California.

“Jonah, Lisa, Geneva, and Graham have captivated the world with this ground-breaking, wild ride of a show,” said Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon MGM Studios. “The bar was high for lovers of this iconic video game and so far we seem to have exceeded their expectations, while bringing in millions of new fans to the franchise. The cast led by Ella Purnell, Aaron Moten, Walton Goggins, and Kyle MacLachlan have knocked it out of the park! We’d like to thank Jonah and Lisa and our friends at Bethesda for bringing the show to us as well as Geneva and Graham for coming aboard as showrunners. We are thrilled to announce season two after only one week out and take viewers even farther into the surreal world of ‘Fallout.’”


Within four days of being available, Fallout had become one of Amazon’s most watched shows. Its gone done well with audiences too, holding an 89% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes and a critic score 94%.

The massive success of the TV show has translated over to the games as well. Pretty much the entirety of the Fallout series has benefited from deep discounts across various storefronts for the past few weeks, and the sales numbers have rocketed. Fallout 4, for example, saw its sales jump by 7,500%, taking it to the top of the European sales chart according to data posted by GameIndustry.biz. Fallout 3, Fallout: New Vegas and Fallout 76 also made it into the top ten.

Fallout 4 is also going to benefit from its long-awaited update later this month which is designed to update the game for PS5 and Xbox Series S/X.

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