Skyrim Sells over Three Million in 48 HoursPosted 3:19 pm on Wednesday, November 16th, 2011 by John 'Spartan' Nguyen
Zenimax Media, Bethesda Softworks’s parent company, has announced that The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has shipped over seven million copies and sold over half of that amount in 48 hours of its launch. Let’s pretend that all the copies sold are the regular $60 copy. That would mean that Skyrim has earned over $180 million over the weekend. That’s more than your typical blockbuster movies.
“We are grateful for the fans’ response to Skyrim,” said Robert Altman, ZeniMax Media’s chairman and CEO. “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.”
Zenimax expects that over seven million copies will be sold from the first shipment, meaning they will be making over $450 million in sales. Does this mean that they’ll have enough money to prevent bugs from popping up? I kid, I kid. The game has been receiving a lot of rave reviews in the 9s and 10s.
Skyrim is the followup to Oblivion, with an updated graphics engine and big worlds to explore. The developers say that the game’s life span is infinite and the sidequests will live on forever.
John “Spartan” Nguyen is the editor-in-chief at Nerd Reactor and is based in Orange County, CA. He is a graphic designer and illustrator.