Skyrim Set To Generate $450 Million In Sales

Bethesda has just released figures relating to Skyrim’s launch, including a figure of 7 Million Units shipped. Bethesda has also released some other impressive figures.

“More than 50% of launch units were sold in the first 48 hours and Bethesda Softworks has been receiving large reorders from major retailers in the North America, and across Europe and Australia.  Online activity has been notable, with Steam reporting that in the first 24 hours of its release, Skyrim set a record with over 280,000 concurrent players, far outdistancing all other titles… launch units are expected to generate more than $450 million in global retail sales.”

Skyrim has also received over 50 perfect review scores.  Robert Altman, CEO of Zenimax Media, parent of Bethesda, has said:


“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.”

Todd Howard, Skyrim’s Game Director, called Skyrim “our most ambitious project ever.”

You can read Peter’s review of Skyrim right here. If you’re a fan of game diary content check out what the character, Strongfury, has been up to here.

Source: Press Release



  1. Good. Well deserved.

    • Yup, totally agree – the amount of work/effort/thought/love that’s gone into Skyrim deserves reward.

  2. Amazing news. The game is just so damn good.

    • Agreed, Bethesda really has outdone themselves with this one.

  3. Sounds good, can’t wait to get it – probably for christmas now..

  4. Very well deserved, it’s a great game although it does have more than a few annoying bits in it!

  5. I want this so badly!

  6. Is there any reason why I shouldn’t own this now!

    (apart from the fact that I’m addicted to CoD MW3 and GT5!!!!)

  7. Well deserved, nothing comes close to it this year for me. It has absolutely conquered my life, and I love it.

  8. Deserves it, birlliant game!

  9. Sunk over 50 hours into this already, well deserved :)

  10. I hate it

    ..can’t stop….playing…..

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