The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Ships Over 7 Million Copies, Expected To Generate Over $450 Million In Revenue
ZeniMax Media Inc. has revealed that The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has shipped seven million units between the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. Skyrim’s launch units are expected to generate more than $450 million in global retail sales. That is no small feat and Bethesda should be really proud of this one.
With tens of thousands of fans lining up at retail outlets at midnight on 11/11/11 to purchase the game, Skyrim continued to record strong sales following its release. 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 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.