Fallout: New Vegas is immensely popular. It was released on October 19, 2010 in the United States and has sold a megaton of units. Bethesda announced it has shipped five million units of Fallout: New Vegas to retailers around the world. Furthermore, combined retail sales of New Vegas have topped $300 million.
These numbers account for the PS3, Xbox 360 and PC versions of New Vegas. The PC version is arguably the best iteration of Fallout: New Vegas because it contains the G.E.C.K. (Garden of Eden Creation Kit). This allows the PC community to create mods for the game to their heart’s desire. Fans can identify some aspects of New Vegas that are flawed and fix them on their own without waiting on the developers. They can also create new locations and craft new dialogue. Some of the best mods I know about are the lethal headshots mod and a mod that lets you continue playing after the game ends.
Console players don’t get this privilege. Instead, they have to wait for Obsidian and Bethesda to provide changes to the game. Right now the biggest issue is the numerous bugs the game was shipped with. The first patch was only a small bandage compared to what really needed to be fixed. Another comprehensive patch on all platforms will be released in the coming weeks.