As if it weren't already completely obvious, it looks like The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has been a pretty huge success. The multi-platform game from Bethesda shipped 10 million copies to retailers and apparently broke records as “the fastest selling title in Steam's history”.
ZeniMax Media Inc. announced today that the 10 million units shipped for the Xbox 360, Platstation 3 and PC, which represents about $650 million in retail sales since it's November 11th release. To top that off, ZeniMax also revealed that the PC version outsold every other PC game by a factor of 3-to-1 during the month of November.
“We are gratified that Skyrim continues to garner high review scores and accolades around the world,” said Robert Altman, Chairman and CEO of ZeniMax Media. “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."
“Skyrim is the fastest selling title in Steam's history” said Jason Holtman, Director of Business Development at Valve Corporation. “Bethesda’s commitment to and understanding of the PC as a gaming platform shows in the great review scores, spectacular launch, and continued high player numbers that Skyrim has received. We are delighted that Bethesda chose to use Steamworks to support Skyrim both at retail and digitally.”
Skyrim has also received over two dozen “Game of the Year” awards from various outlets including the 2011 Video Game Awards that air annually on Spike, marking the third consecutive title from Bethesda to earn “Game of the Year”. Rightfully so, Bethesda Game Studios was also awarded with “Studio of the Year” in 2011.