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Skyrim Has Flown Off Shelves With 20 Million Copies Sold Since Launch

Enters the top 20 best selling games of all time.

Bethesda has revealed that The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has sold more than 20 million copies since its launch back in 2011, and as a result has pushed it into the top twenty best selling games of all time. The list is dominated by Nintendo titles with fourteen of the games being exclusive to the publisher, while Minecraft and three GTA titles also being part of the list. It’s an incredible feat for Bethesda to acheive considering how many blockbusters are released each year. I’m surprised not one Call Of Duty is the top twenty.

When Skyrim originally released Peter reviewed it and gave it a 9/10, calling it a wonderful experience. The game actually inspired me to write my first proper feature for TSA with The Adventures Of Strongfury series. However, it wasn’t all smooth sailing for Skyrim with there being many problems for the PS3 version of the game requiring quite a few, different patches to fix it. This also led to the DLC being delayed for quite a while after it had already released on Xbox 360 and PC, and when it finally did release on Sony’s console it was discounted for a short time. Development for Skyrim ended in early 2013 with Bethesda moving onto new projects, and the game was also voted Amazon’s Greatest Game of the Generation.

The next Elder Scrolls adventure will be coming from Elder Scrolls Online with the PC and Mac versions launching in April, while PS4 and Xbox One owners will be able to play in June.

Source: GI.biz

6 Comments
  1. Kitch
    Member
    Since: Aug 2008

    I know it was a bit broke on PS3 but I really enjoyed this game and it’s one of my few platinum trophies.

    Comment posted on 28/01/2014 at 13:03.
  2. bunimomike
    Member
    Since: Jul 2009

    Just couldn’t get to grips with it on the PC so left it well alone. I could feel the “console-isation”. Just like Borderlands (original). Lazy port? Bugger off!

    Still, well done to Bethesda. Just try and work on hiring employees who can also deal with bugs and code properly.

    Comment posted on 28/01/2014 at 13:16.
    • philbert8
      The Frankie Boyle Of TSA
      Since: Sep 2010

      Its all about the mods on pc. True, thats got little to do with Bethesda but within a few clicks you can have a very different experience to console owners. Did you use SkyUi?

      I love Skyrim on my pc but it is moded to death, looks fab though and I love my hobbit house!

      Comment posted on 28/01/2014 at 14:16.
  3. Starman
    Member
    Since: Jul 2011

    Still playing it 2 years after release. Epic game.

    Comment posted on 28/01/2014 at 13:18.
  4. padair
    Member
    Since: Jan 2014

    Hears a rumor that they were releasing a version on the next gen consoles. The Ps3 experience ruined it for me. Will I be getting it next gen?

    Not a chance

    Comment posted on 28/01/2014 at 13:41.
  5. MICKY17
    Member
    Since: Dec 2008

    Brilliant game once they fixed the numerous bugs. Well deserved sales and can’t wait for TESO in June either!

    Comment posted on 28/01/2014 at 19:19.