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Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Ships 10 Million Copies

By Pete Haas 2011-12-16 10:03:58 discussion comments
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Bethesda's role-playin game Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is continuing to sell well. Parent company ZeniMax Media revealed today that they've shipped 10 million units of the game, approximately $650 in retail sales, since its launch.

The game debuted on November 11th on the PS3, Xbox 360 and PC. During its opening weekend, it sold over three million copies. ZeniMax hasn't revealed how many copies have been sold on each platform. However, they did mention that the PC version of Skyrim outsold all other PC games by a factor of three to one in November.

The strong sales have been accompanied by rave reviews. The Xbox 360 edition of the game is currently at a 96 Metacritic rating. The PC and PS3 versions are at 95 and 92, respectively. ZeniMax says that the game received over 200 perfect reviews scores worldwide. We weren't one of them but still liked the game nonetheless.

Skyrim was crowned Game of the Year at the Spike VGAs this past weekend. That probably won't be the last GOTY it wins.

“We are gratified that Skyrim continues to garner high review scores and accolades around the world,” said Robert Altman, ZeniMax Media's Chairman and CEO. “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."


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