Fallout Shelter has been raking in $80,000 daily since the TV show's debut as downloads skyrocketed 346%

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You'd need to have tried really hard to have missed the fact that the Fallout Amazon Prime TV show has been incredibly popular since it debuted recently, and it coincided with a renewed interest in the Fallout 4 and Fallout 76 games, too. But it turns out that even mobile games have experienced something of a resurgence on the back of the show, and that includes the iPhone game Fallout Shelter.

According to new figures Fallout fever captured the hearts, minds, and wallets of gamers so much that the Fallout Shelter game has been able to rake in $80,000 per day thanks to its in-game transactions, a figure that is a huge increase over the $20,000 daily revenue the game was able to bring in previously.

Where did that extra money come from? Fresh downloads, with some huge figures involved.

It's game time

Those figures come courtesy of GamesIndustry.biz and suggest that downloads of Fallout Shelter grew by more than 364% between April 9 and April 13. In raw terms, the number of daily downloads rose from 20,000 per day to more than 60,000. The report notes that the downloads rose 20% within just 24 hours of the TV show's premiere.

Fallout Shelter founts itself at the heady heights of number seven in the top free games chart in the App Store, the highest since June 2018.

If you haven't yet checked what all the fuss is about, you can stream the first season of Fallout on Amazon Prime Video right now. All done and dusted? You can scratch that post-apocalyptic itch with Apple TV Plus hit Silo, too. There's one season available now with three more on the way!

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Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.