Skyrim outsells all Xbox 360, PS3 exclusives

In a press release today focused mainly on the success of the recently released Skyrim Creation Kit and Steam Workshop, it was revealed that the console versions of Skyrim garnered equally strong fan demand.

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NYC_Gamer2470d ago (Edited 2470d ago )

I'm not surprised 3rd party software makes up most of the market share/sales.even though a platform is full of exclusives many gamers choose to pick up the multi software instead.

fluffydelusions2470d ago

I just looked on Steam workshop and there is near 2000 mods already o_O

EVILDEAD3602470d ago

I honestly have a hard time removing Skyrim from my 360 tray.

I have literally dropped the play of over a dozen games this past fall and havent looked back.

Rarely does a game come along that can engross you in its world like Skyrim has.

Easily jumped to the top echelon of gaming experiences I've had this gen.

Gears of War 3 and Uncharted 3 are the best of the best that both consoles released as exclusives last year. But I have zero issue with a phenominal game like Skyrim getting as much retail love as it has from all consoles.

Mass Effect 3 will be the only game at this point that can pry my hands away from Skyrim at this point and I still will probably end up sneaking a few hours of Skyrim in every now and then before ME3 is completed.

I can't even imagine what going to happen when the first DLC arrives.


thedude442470d ago

agreed, its a great game, i love playing this on my ps3 after a hard days work.

hazardman2470d ago

This game is crack! I swear I was having withdrawals after I sold the game.

Solid_Snake372470d ago


You sold Skyrim? What's wrong with you? :D

AngryTypingGuy2470d ago (Edited 2470d ago )

All thedude44 said was that he likes to play Skyrim on his PS3 after a hard days work. And 5 of you disagreed with it. Why? Because he said PS3? Are people on this website really that petty?

Anyway, it's great for Sony and MS to have a third party game do this well on their consoles because it just reassures that they provide platforms that are conducive to the success of third party studios. I'll bet Nintendo wishes they could have half the third party success that the other two companies have, but that's what you get for being arrogant to them for so long.

Sashamaz2470d ago (Edited 2470d ago )

They should be comparing the sales as per platform, so sales of the games on xbox360 versus the xbox360 exlcusive etc. If you are going to compare the sales of a game on all platforms then why not compare to another game also on multiple platforms say call of duty?

Voxelman2469d ago

@Sashamaz they are...
"The Xbox 360 version of Skyrim outsold all Xbox 360 exclusive titles"

"Skyrim on PS3 also outsold all PlayStation 3 exclusive titles on that platform."

LX-General-Kaos2469d ago


Can you imagine how bad it would have been if he said he likes to play skyrim on his 360 after a hard days work?

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honkyjesus2470d ago

And Skyrim is just a much more popular game than any PS3 or Xbox exclusive, and widely held as better games than their exclusives. You are giving widely held underperforming titles like Gears 3 and Uncharted 3 too much of a pass.

Wintersun6162470d ago

Underperforming? Wow. You have some high standards there.

A multiplat selling more than any exclusive is hardly surprising, because it has a much larger potential user base.

Biggest2470d ago

"too much of a pass."

I'm not following you. Why would you praise Skyrim and then point out the review flaws concerning Skyrim? Or did you just try to say that completely polished games with infinitely more replayability (via co-op and multiplayer) were given a pass while a bug filled game with mind numbingly repetitive "quests" was somehow not given a pass?

thedude442470d ago

nah, its an opinion.

its like someone saying lord of the rings(skyrim)

is better than die hard/indiana jones (uncharted)

there subjective.

Drake1172470d ago (Edited 2470d ago )


The PS3 version of Skyrim sold more than any PS3 exclusive and the 360 version sold more than any 360 exclusive. Its the same user base. Im super happy and surprised at the success of this game. ES has been my favorite video game series since Daggerfall and i would always bring ES games up in my favorite game conversations only to have ppl not know wtf morrowind or daggerfall was. Im very happy for Bethesda, they did one hell of a job at making a hard core rpg at heart, so good, that everyone can love.

And @honkyjesus

Not sure wtf you are talking about Gears 3 and Uncharted 3 aren't underperforming in any way, they are some of the best games i (plus millions of ppl and critics) have ever played.

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dark-hollow2470d ago (Edited 2470d ago )

A popular game is popular no matter if it was exclusive or not (compared to multiplats on same system)

Did you ever saw someone went to gamestop and asked "hey, what are the latest exclusives released for -----"

Final fantasy was popular with sony and still popular today.
Same for resident evil, ninja gaiden and etc.

A good game is good no matter what the system is.
In the end they are just piece of electronics to run those games.

maniacmayhem2470d ago

Well said Dark, so very true. People on this site get to hung up on the term exclusives.

It's good to see these games do big numbers. Hopefully Kingdom gets the same numbers and more devs will follow making epic games of the sort.

It is also good to see the old stereotype of CoD killing other game sales smashed against pointed poison rocks.

Drake1172470d ago

As much as i love kingdoms i doubt it will sell as well or any where near skyrim. Almost all of my friends don't even know what it is. I just hope they atleast make enough money from it to make a sequel because i'm having a blast with it.

ZippyZapper2470d ago

"gamers choose to pick up the multi software instead" For PS3 gamers maybe, 360 owners actually buy 360 games.

BlackTar1872470d ago

I don't think you can make that call as fact. They all buy the games. Xbox exclusive i think sell way less on avg then ps3 exclusives aside from halo and Gears.

thedude442470d ago

like forza 4? alan wake?

ZippyZapper2470d ago (Edited 2470d ago )

How about Halo, Fable and Gears? Is there even a game on the PS3 that has even half the Halo 3 sales? BTW Forza 3 sold 5 million and Forza 4 is on its way to match that.

inFamousRed2470d ago

That's Micro$oft biggest exclusive so obviously it's going to sell, not only that but Halo 3 came out years ago. Gran Turismo 5 came out at the end of 2010 and it's sitting at 7million. Forza 3 was bundled like hell and everyone knows that. Forza 4 will never reach 5 million only if it's bundled like Forza 3.

Blacktric2470d ago (Edited 2470d ago )

Metal Gear Solid 4 sold more than 5 million (as of DECEMBER 2009) and it's a PS3 exclusive while Halo 3 sold a bit more than 10. Get your facts straight and stop crying like a little girl.

DragonKnight2470d ago

@ZippyZapper: Gran Turismo 5. It's waving at you.

Outside_ofthe_Box2470d ago

Are you saying that you own every 360 exclusive in existence?

Intentions2470d ago

OT: Skyrim is a multi-platform game so not really surprising.

For xbox i only own (atm) Halo, gears 3 - but have played the other gears (borrowed), alan wake.

Ps3 is only ND games, have played killzone etc.

andibandit2470d ago (Edited 2470d ago )

You people can talk sales numbers all day long dosn't really matter.
The only thing that astounds me is that on N4G all i hear about is sony boys claiming to be getting certains games, "DAY 1!!!!!!!!!!"
yet when the day comes, they do squat, guess theyre busy posting on N4G.

SilentNegotiator2470d ago

"For PS3 gamers maybe, 360 owners actually buy 360 games"

Did you even read the title? Clearly that isn't true.

SilentNegotiator2470d ago

"claiming to be getting certains games, "DAY 1!!!!!!!!!!"
yet when the day comes, they do squat, guess theyre busy posting on N4G"

So if a game sold....say, only have enough information to assume those people on N4G didn't buy the game? The internet crowd with access to information are the people MOST LIKELY to buy that game. You have no place pretending to know whether or not Johnny Mc360 or Bobby Ps3RULEZ bought the game or not.

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Grendizer2470d ago

most gamers arnt as updated on games and exclusive as most people on n4g...
for instance the other day my cousin asked me to get him halo.....and he has a ps3...

LX-General-Kaos2469d ago

You speak the truth and most people here dont seem to understand that.

otherZinc2469d ago (Edited 2469d ago )

Gears Of War 3: 3,057,644 units sold thru: Jan 28th.

Skyrim 360: 2,757,156 units sold thru: Feb 4th.

Uncharted 3: 1,316,785 units sold thru: Feb 4th.

The truth may be somewhere out there. Maybe Skyrim owners should release the actual breakdown (NPD) to prove their point. Shipped means nothing; sell thru does!

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X_GAMER_X2470d ago

In 2011, And only on USA. Very impressive.

brbobcat2470d ago

who didn't see this coming

ZeroWil2470d ago

Wow, didn't expect it to outsell Gears of War 3. Most impressive.