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Skyrim Ships Over 7 Million Units - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 16 November 2011 / 12,403 Views

Bethesda Softworks has announced that The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has shipped more than seven million units since its launch last week, on November 11. The company expects the game to generate $450 million worldwide from the launch units alone.

Bethesda also revealed that more than half of the initial shipment was sold within the first two days of sale. This is inline with VGChartz sales numbers which has sales exceeding 3.4 million in its first 48 hours.

"We are grateful for the fans' response to Skyrim," said Robert Altman, CEO of ZeniMax Media. "Todd Howard and his team at Bethesda Game Studios have crafted a very special game. Anticipation for Skyrim has surpassed any game in our company's history, and we are pleased that sales and reviews have reflected the quality and hours of amazing gameplay it provides."

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Reebokanonymous (on 16 November 2011)

This is a huge victory for gamers everywhere who like open worlds, attention to detail, incredible depth of gameplay, and single player experiences.

Unfortunately I'll be waiting until the GOTY edition comes out to experience this. And I'm certain this game will win the majority of GOTY awards. Portal 2, Skyward Sword, Arkham City, and Uncharted 3 all look amazing, but the buzz around this game is incredible. Truly a great time to be a gamer (who doesn't enjoy FPS games very much).

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Slimebeast (on 16 November 2011)

Mammoth sales and far better than I ever dared to hope for.

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mitlar37 (on 25 November 2011)

Good job Bethesda. Well deserved - I've always been a fan of Elder Scrolls.

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usrevenge (on 18 November 2011)

just think, when the GOTY edition comes out they will sell even more
bethesda is on of the few companies that doesnt completely rip you off with DLC, aside from horse armor, shivering isles was a great expansion even though it was $30 it was worth every penny, hope skyrim gets even more stuff

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yo_john117 (on 18 November 2011)

That is awesome. Skyrim definitely deserves to sell so well since it's one of the best games I have ever played.

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Sanzee (on 17 November 2011)

Congratulations Todd Howard and everyone at Bethesda Game Studios! You've all earned it!

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Kai Master (on 17 November 2011)

That's the same amount that Fallout 3 sold. Next steps for Skyrim I'd like it to reach :
7.64M (Zelda TP)
7.86 (FF8)
7.95 (FF10)
8.03 (Myst)
9.72 (FF7)

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BenVTrigger (on 16 November 2011)

Huge congrats to Bethesda. I'm not joking when I say this might quite possibly be the best game I've ever played

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crissindahouse (on 16 November 2011)

well done bethesda

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non-gravity (on 16 November 2011)

This'll keep Bethesda the publisher afloat. Rage and Brink probably weren't so succesfull.

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reviniente non-gravity (on 16 November 2011)

RAGE and Brink do not belong in the same sentence.

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usrevenge non-gravity (on 17 November 2011)

you act as if bethesda was ever in trouble.

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