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Skyrim is fastest selling Steam title of all-time

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 19 Dec 2011 13:31 User comments (11)

Skyrim is fastest selling Steam title of all-time The latest Elder Scrolls blockbuster has sold 10 million units since launch last month.
Developer Bethesda says they have sold 10 million units on Xbox 360, PC and PS3 since the November 11th launch. Adds the company: "Large retail reorders across all platforms and record-breaking digital sales reflect the ongoing global demand by consumers excited to explore this extraordinary fantasy epic."

Concludes Robert Altman, Chairman and CEO of ZeniMax Media (parent of Bethesda):

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.

In November, Bethesda says the PC version outsold all other games available in North America by a factor of 3.3 to 1.

Steam, the digital gaming distribution platform, also said it was the fastest selling title in the service's history. "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," adds the company (via Industry).

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11 user comments

119.12.2011 13:38

I was going to buy Skyrim, then I took an arrow to the knee.

219.12.2011 16:50

Pirate that b*tches!

319.12.2011 19:23

This game has so much in it I can imagine I'll never finish, before I finally just get tired of it.
(I mean that in a good way), for example, I played Fallout 3 for a very long time, examining everything. Eventually I just got tired of walking around the world

Oh, Im sorry... Did the middle of my sentence interrupt the beginning of yours?

419.12.2011 20:03

400 hours in Fallout 3; 400 hours in Oblivion; 600 hours in New Vegas. I think I'll pass on Skyrim.

520.12.2011 3:06

Originally posted by Mysttic:
400 hours in Fallout 3; 400 hours in Oblivion; 600 hours in New Vegas. I think I'll pass on Skyrim.
That is the wonderful thing about these games. Sure, they are buggy, but they are a great value. You spend $60 on the new Uncharted and it lasts 5 hours...that is $12 per hour of gameplay. You spend the same $60 on Skyrim and it lasts 400 hours...that is $0.15 per hour of gameplay.

620.12.2011 15:33

This game is well worth the money, great Christmas gift!

721.12.2011 7:54

Happy rimming everyone !

823.12.2011 14:01

Skyrim is great. I think Oblivion was a little better though. Hard to say. There are some nice changes for Skyrim but even more things they changed were better in Oblivion. Most notable for me are the loss of the mortar and pestle the the stupid way the enchanting of items work now. Really, alchemy and enchanting work different in the province of Skyrim than they do in Cyrodiil.

925.12.2011 19:29

I just wish I could afford to spend that much on a game right now.

1026.12.2011 23:49

In my area Skyrim has been hard to get but hasn't even come close to selling as many as MW3, Just Dance 3, or even Battlefield 3. Madden 12 has also been a big seller in comparison as well as NHL 12. Also Mario 3D Land and Mario Kart 7 have been big for the 3DS. I've had people looking for The Elder Scrolls but again nothing like the other titles mentioned.

1127.12.2011 14:44

Originally posted by Jimathome:
Happy rimming everyone !

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