Skyrim ships 10 million; $650 million in revenue, and becomes the fastest selling game in Steam history

Posted By | On 16th, Dec. 2011 Under News | Follow This Author @KartikMdgl

Oh boy, here we go. Zenimax today announced that they shipped 10 million copies of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. That’s right, 10 million units shipped. They made $650 million in revenue across all three platforms, since it was released on November 11.

Zenimax mentioned that the PC version of Skyrim performed tremendously and outsold all other PC games by a factor of over three to one in the month of its release.

That’s nothing. When it comes to critical reception, Skyim no doubt cleaned up everywhere with over two dozen GOTY awards from the major outlets, and also recently won the GOTY at the 2011 VGAs. It also becomes the most played game of 2011 according to Raptr.

“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.”

The game also garnered over 200 perfect scores worldwide.

PS3 owners might have a problem with all these awards, as you know their version is plagued with innumerable bugs, and mostly makes the game unplayable. Skyrim is one of the best games to have come out this gen, but I have to feel sorry for the PS3 owners, as they got a sub par experience this time.

Are you happy with the reception this game got? Tell us what you think in the comments section below.

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