Zenimax has announced that Skyrim has shipped 7 million copies in the first week. They sent a PR to the press just a few minutes ago. They also mention that is expected to generate more than $500 million in global retail sales.
What a beast of a game.
Seems people only question sold vs shipped when its Uncharted huh? Double standards ftw! On topic, planning on getting this game as soon as I finish my backlog. Can't wait, but I hope the bugs get ironed out.
Eh? It says 'ships' in the title, and states expected revenue. You don't have to shove the console war everywhere.
What does it matter, everything shipped will be sold anyway unless there are these huge hangers where they store the "shipped" titles to give a false impression of "sales" Sometimes I wonder where those that always bring up the "shipped" via "sales" arguments got there neurons from. As far as I know most retailers will order enough stock to service their area or client base with the titles, I have never seen a business order thousands of copies just to keep them in store or on shelves.
Im really impressed with how the skyrim launch has gone. I'm one to frequent forums of new big titles. lately they all seem filled with rage from issues. Skyrim was the first title in a while where I saw nothing but love
@Jobesy, Shipped = Sold. Some people just don't understand that. You will never ever hear sold to customer numbers only sold to retailer or shipped to retailer. That is it.
No surprise seeing as it was the first time I have ever seen anyone attend a midnight launch in my area and there were over 100 there
I wonder how many CE they made, because those boxes are huuuuuge. Worth it too because the level of detail on that dragon is awesome.
Never played one of these games until this one. I didn't know it had such a following but I can see why since this is a great game. I've put in hours and only scratched it.
Good thing you did not start with oblivion or you would think these peeps who follow elder scrolls are crazy.
Woohoo! Nice to see that taking pride in your work pays off!
Nice bethesda deserves it hopefully Zenimax wont fall into the milking scheme.
I felt the same way with the Fallout series. New Vegas was rushed and developed by another studio and it was a mess. But I can't really blame Bethesda as they are a small publishing company so they needed the revenue. These type of games takes at least a few years to make so i wouldn't worry about milking. Probably a GOTY edition by next Fall and hopefully we can see a new Fallout or Elder Scrolls 6 for the PS4 and Xbox 720 in a couple more years.
"I felt the same way with the Fallout series. New Vegas was rushed and developed by another studio and it was a mess" Honestly that studio that made it has a bad history with games: -Star Wars Old Republic 2 (w/Bioware) -Alpha Protocol (Sega) -Neverwinter Nights 2(Atari) -Dungeon Siege III (SquareEnix) -Fallout New Vegas(Bethesda) What all those had in common was that they were lower in quality than the originals and all of them has issues one way or another. Alpha Protocol was the only one they made originally, and overall people see how that went. =|
Obsidian is a parasite studio.
Considering it was 5 yrs from Oblivion to Skyrim, I wouldnt expect Elder Scrolls 6 at least 3-4 yrs from now. Guess depends if they are going to Fallout 4 next or just keep going with the world of Tamriel.
Fuck you guys : D Obsidian is the best studio out there!
Apparently 3 people felt Alpha Protocol was GOTY material.
"Fuck you guys : D Obsidian is the best studio out there!" For a mediocre studio, they seem to have some very devoted fans.
Awesome. Not sure if they deserve it or not but it's still a good game. Then again, I would much rather people buy this than Modern Snorefare 12.
For the obvious amount of work that was put into it, including not just the overall improvements (vast as they are), but addressing the various complaints about its predecessors and the sheer volume of worthy content included, they absolutely deserve the greatest levels of success a videogame can achieve. If this game sold more than COD: MW3, it would be well-deserved and applauded.
I bet the Christmas sales will be through the roof. I am waiting on the Thanksgiving and Christmas sales myself.
This should offset Brink losses.
Good to see this. I have this, batman and umvc3(gamefly) to deal with. Good time for the holidays.
I was hesitant to buy this game at first because WRPG is really not my thing. I played Fallout 3 , Dragon Age and Oblivion but something about Skyrim makes me wanna go back and play it over and over again.
rpg games give me special feelings i played dragon age , the gameplay sucks , but i really enjoyed the story i played a little of fallout 3 , i didn't like it at all , but when i played new vegas and focused on the story i enjoyed it a little so i bet fallout 3 is the same if i focused on the story.. but i never played oblivion , that's why im not sure , but im gonna buy it when i get money since i love rpg stories , the only rpg gameplay i enjoyed is dark cloud , it was amazing , it was something new , the graphics were amazing from ps1 to ps2 , a huge graphical improvment to me , the story was stunning even though i was only playing the demo xD , i was young and never felt something like dark cloud , first time i get that amazing feeling , so it's one of the best games i ever played...
Skyrim continues to impress me. Just a beautifully done game. Here is to hoping that this news greenlights Fallout 4's development!
I believe Skyrim is one of the most, if not, the most anticipated game of 2011 (at least it is for me). I’ve been waiting for this game for years! Keep up the good work, guys!
I may need to go to a game rehab. I haven't eaten or slept much since 11.11.11
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