Bethesda Rule The VR Charts For 2017

The past year was a good one for virtual reality (VR) titles but it seems that Bethesda have taken the crown for the best selling products.

Fallout 4 VR screenshot

According to a report published by research firm SuperData, both Skyrim VR and Fallout 4 VR were at the top of the sales charts for 2017 on PlayStation VR and PC, respectively. Worth noting is that Skyrim VR is currently only available on the PlayStation VR with Fallout 4 VR requiring a HTC Vive in order to play.

The news of the two flagship titles from Bethesda having a successful year is not really a surprise but it goes to show how much interest there is in VR and titles such as these. VRFocus’ Senior Staff Wrtier Peter Graham’s review of Fallout VR he gave full points stating: “Fallout 4 VR is such a massive experience that VRFocus could go on writing for hours. What you want to know is, is it worth investing your time in? That’s an easy yes. What Bethesda has done with Fallout 4 VR is create the ultimate Fallout experience.”

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The report goes on to detail the top five selling titles on each of the two platforms. The top five earning PC VR titles for 2017 were as follows:

  • Fallout 4 VR
  • Job Simulator 
  • Raw Data
  • Arizona Sunshine 

On PlayStation VR the top five titles were:

  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR
  • Job Simulator
  • Batman: Arkham VR
  • I Expect You To Die

In VRFocus’ review of Skyrim VR Editor Kevin Joyce said: “The achievement made by The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR is one by way of both hardware and design to capitalise upon this. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR’s level of immersion is simply fantastic,”

Though Bethesda, and fans alike, will be happy with this news our eyes now look to the future of what the company might have planned. With Bethesda holding their E3 2018 conference on Sunday, 10th June it will be interesting to see if any new VR titles are announced by the company. With the likes of Skyrim VR, Fallout VR and DOOM VFR under their belt for 2017, proving the company can deliver outstanding VR experiences the future is looking bright.

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