Fallout tabletop game sales surge for Modiphius as TV show draws in 65 million viewers

Tabletop gaming publisher Modiphius has seen sales of its Fallout-related products more than double month-on-month amid the huge popularity of Amazon Prime’s new Fallout TV show, which attracted 65 million viewers in just over two weeks.

Amazon’s Fallout series is already the second-most-watched title ever on the streaming service after 2022’s The Rings of Power, Variety reported late yesterday.

That popularity has boiled over into the gaming space, with a spokesperson for UK publisher Modiphius telling BoardGameWire it had seen a surge of interest in its Fallout miniatures games and RPGs off the back of the TV show’s release.

Modiphius produces the Fallout: Wasteland Warfare miniatures wargame as well as rulebooks and accessories for Fallout: The Roleplaying Game, and is set to release skirmish-level wargame Fallout Factions: Nuka World later this year.

Fallout: Wasteland Warfare
Photo Credit: Modiphius

The spokesperson said month-on-month sales had more than doubled across its Fallout products, adding that the company had noticed a particular surge in RPG sales and a “massive spike” in web traffic for Fallout Factions, which is currently on pre-order.

They said, “The [RPG] core books sold out in the lead-up to the show’s premiere – much quicker than expected – we are in the process of restocking and it’s currently available to pre-order. We had a similar run on Fallout: Wasteland Warfare Two-Player Starter Sets, which we should have back in stock in the next couple of weeks.

“We attended Salute 51 [Europe’s largest independent wargaming event] recently and people were really interested in our forthcoming Fallout: Factions skirmish game, and the Fallout TV minis. We had some early stock of the TV minis there and they sold out within an hour and half of the doors opening.”

BoardGameWire also approached Asmodee’s Fantasy Flight Games last week to ask if it had seen a similar surge in sales of Fallout: The Board Game, but is yet to receive a response.

Sales of the Fallout video games also exploded following the TV show’s debut, with 2015 release Fallout 4 reaching the number 1 spot in Europe after its sales rose more than 7,500% week-on-week, GamesIndustry.biz reported.


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