Polish retailer X-Kom briefly sold PS4 thumbstick covers and Fallout 76 bundle for US $5

Image via Reddit
Image via Reddit
Polish e-retailer X-Kom ran a promotion this past weekend that offered a free copy of Fallout 76 with four sets of PlayStation 4 thumbstick covers, all for POL 19 zl (~US $5). This discount is not out of the norm for retailers selling Fallout 76, a title that has had trouble selling copies and satisfying gamers.
Sam Medley,

To say that Fallout 76 has had a rough time selling is an understatement. The game had one of the rockiest launches in recent memory, and sales lagged as a result. Several retailers have offered discounts the game here and there, but Polish e-retailer X-Kom took things to a new level recently by selling Fallout 76 with a package of PS4 thumbstick covers for the equivalent of US $5.

Listed briefly at POL 19 zł (~US $5), the package of 4 sets of PS4 thumbstick covers (red, blue, white, and black) was bundled with a copy of the PS4 version of Fallout 76. X-Kom previously listed this bundle at 268 zł (~US $70) but slashed the price over the weekend. Reddit user u/Zup84PL caught the deal (now expired) and grabbed a screenshot. Considering cheap accessories like controller thumbstick covers typically sell for $5-10, this deal was essentially giving Fallout 76 away for free.

Considering the problems that continue to plague Fallout 76 and its poor user and critical reception, retailers have had a hard time selling physical copies. The title sold a mere 1.4 million copies across PC, PS4, and Xbox One in its first month. For perspective, Fallout 4 sold about 5.5 million copies across those platforms in its first two weeks.


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Sam Medley, 2019-02-18 (Update: 2019-02-19)
Sam Medley
Sam Medley - Review Editor - @samuel_medley
I've been a "tech-head" my entire life. After graduating college with a degree in Mathematics, I worked in finance and banking a few years before taking a job as a Systems Analyst for my local school district. I started working with Notebookcheck in October of 2016 and have enjoyed writing news articles and notebook reviews. My areas of interest include the business side of technology, retro gaming, Linux, and innovative gadgets. When I'm not hunched over an electronic device or writing code for a new database, I'm either outside with my family, playing a decade-old video game, or sitting behind a drum set.