Skyrim Hits $650 Million In Retail Sales

Skyrim Hits $650 Million In Retail Sales

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has shipped 10 million copies of the game for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC since it's launch last month

By GBest
As if earning over two dozen "Game of the Year" awards from major outlets and critics alike wasn't enough, recent numbers released by Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim publisher Bethesda Softworks' reveal that the game is doing well financially as well.

ZeniMax Media announced last week that 10 million units of Skyrim had been shipped for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC, representing approximately $650 million in retail sales since its release on November 11. The PC version of Skyrim in North America outsold all other PC games by over three to one in the month of its release.

“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.”

To date, Skyrim has received well over 200 perfect review scores worldwide, earning the highest praise from some of the industry’s most influential critics including: USA Today, G4TV, The New York Times, GameSpy, Wired, Eurogamer, Destructoid, GamePro, Official Xbox Magazine, Joystiq, The Guardian, Famitsu and GamesRadar.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has been rated M for Mature by ESRB.
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