The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim ships 10 million, sets Steam record


The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (360, PC, PS3) 10 Million Shipped Announcement - Screenshot 1

From its humble beginnings as a hack-and-slash dungeon crawler, The Elder Scrolls franchise has skyrocketed in popularity. The latest entry, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, has topped all of its predecessors with an announced 10 million-plus copies shipped around the globe. Going by the November 16 announcement of seven million shipped, that makes for nearly 800,000 copies a week since the initial launch window. The 360, PC, and PS3 RPG has raked in around $650 million in retail sales since November, and according to Bethesda, the PC version has outsold all other PC titles over three to one in North America.

And as a digital victory lap, Jason Holtman, Director of Business Development at Valve Corporation, has named Skyrim as the fastest-selling title in Steam’s history.

For more information on the series, check out some of our reviews of The Elder Scrolls’ past offerings: The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind, The Elder Scrolls III: Tribunal, and The Elder Scrolls III: Bloodmoon.

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