Skyrim ships over 10 million copies; earns $650 million


It seems Skyrim has been quite sucessful for Bethesda. I know, I’m shocked too. Today Bethesda released some official numbers detailing just how successful their magical RPG Skyrim is, and apparently it’s $650 million retail dollars worth of successful. That equates to around 10 million copies of the game being shipped.

It seems the PC version of the game has been particularly successful – given that it has outsold all its competition by a factor of over three to one in the first month of release. Add that to the fact that the game has already received over 24 GOTY awards from gaming publications, outlets and critics, and has received over 200 perfect review scores, and you’ve got an idea of just how much of an impact Skyrim has had on the videogaming landscape. Bethesda has clearly hit another home run with this, but amidst all the glowing praise and commercial success, they’ve kept sight of their fans and we have to praise them for that.

Said Robert Altman, Chairman and CEO of ZeniMax Media:

“We are gratified that Skyrim continues to garner high review scores and accolades around the world. We are most grateful to our fans for their support and enthusiasm for the game, and their love of the hundreds of hours of gameplay it offers. We continue to strive to deliver the highest quality entertainment experience for everyone. 2012 will be another huge year for our fans, with the release of the Creation Kit, as well as exciting DLC which will add to the richness of this epic adventure.”

New DLC you say? Count me in.

Source: AusGamers

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