Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 isn't the only big-time seller of the holiday season.
The award-winning epic RPG, The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim , has been flying off store shelves since its anticipated launch on November 11.
ZeniMax Media has announced that 10 million units of the game have shipped across the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC platforms, generating around $650 million in retail sales overall. The PC version outsold all other PC games by a ratio of three to one in North America, and the title has already picked up "over two dozen 'Game of the Year' awards from major outlets worldwide."
Said Robert Altman, Chairman and CEO of ZeniMax Media:
"We are gratified that Skyrim continues to garner high review scores and accolades around the world. We are most grateful to our fans for their support and enthusiasm for the game, and their love of the hundreds of hours of gameplay it offers. We continue to strive to deliver the highest quality entertainment experience for everyone. 2012 will be another huge year for our fans, with the release of the Creation Kit, as well as exciting DLC which will add to the richness of this epic adventure."
Skyrim also has the distinction of being the fastest-selling game in Steam history. After over 200 tallied perfect review scores, this is one game that has everyone glued to their TV screens, hour after hour, week after week. Sure, we could get into the whole PS3 version being a little broken thing, but we've done that enough. So let's just say congrats and leave it there.
Related Game(s): The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim