Skyrim sells over 3.5 million in 48 hours

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    Superb fantasy role-playing game Skyrim sold over 3.5 million units in 48 hours, Bethesda has revealed.

    Bethesda expects Skyrim launch units to generate over $500 million in global retail sales. By comparison, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 made $400 million in one day, and sold over 6.5 million units in the US and UK alone.

    Bethesda shipped seven million units of Skyrim for launch. More than 50 per cent of launch units were sold in the first 48 hours, which means Skyrim sold over 3.5 million units in that period.

    Skyrim set a record for concurrent players on Steam - a whopping 280,000 played in the first 24 hours of release.

    "We are grateful for the fans' response to Skyrim," said Robert Altman, Chairman and CEO of ZeniMax Media.

    "Todd Howard and his team at Bethesda Game Studios have crafted a very special game. Anticipation forSkyrim 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."

    "Without a doubt, this has been our most ambitious project ever," said Todd Howard, Game Director on Skyrim. "After over three years of development, we're finally excited to get it into everyone's hands."

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  2. emigre

    emigre Has complex motives

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    That's a lot of copies.
     
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  3. raulpica

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    Well done, Bethesda. It is truly a magnificient game.
     
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  4. RoMee

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    Easily my favorite game this year.
    It has my vote for GOTY
     
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  5. KingVamp

    KingVamp Great... AETHER!

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    Tbh, the game seem like a lot fun from what I see and hope this pushes steam and/or the game onto another system.
     
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    By that you mean "I'LL ONLY PLAY IT IF IT'S ON THE WII U"
     
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  7. KingVamp

    KingVamp Great... AETHER!

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    By that I mean hope it on the wii u, on my own system, if not I have to play on the family ps3.

    I know what you trying to get at, but I do play other games on other systems. Despite not having any certain gen consoles.
     
  8. 4-leaf-clover

    4-leaf-clover SHSL LUCKSTER :/

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    One of my favorite games :D , Great job Bethesda!
     
  9. Youkai

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    and than publisher say that pirates kill game productions ...

    when a game is really good people want it original, after "testing" ^^ i ordered a copy myself.
     
  10. TwinRetro

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    I pirate most games, but this one I bought. Preordered even.

    Best gaming purchase I have made since I bought my 360.
     
  11. Xanthos

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    I'll never understand how a mindless, has-been shooter could possibly outsell an RPG masterpiece like Skyrim. I guess it's just an opinion thing(I prefer BF3 over CoD anyways), but I know I'll be playing Skyrim far more than any other game out now or in the foreseeable future(SWTOR, Borderlands 2, and handheld games notwithstanding).
     
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    Good game=insta buy
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    Cant wait for expansions!
     
  13. LightyKD

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    Screw you! Skyward Sword is game of the year!
     
  14. brandonspikes

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    Mw3 is GOTY.......
     
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  15. emigre

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    Why can't we just respect each other's opinions Godammit!!!???
     
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  16. RoMee

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    skyward sword fanboys are everywhere even in Skyrim topics
     
  17. shlong

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    Impressive.
    Not surprised though, from what I've seen it's amazing :D

    Also the CoD fanboy.
     
  18. brandonspikes

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    I really dislike call of duty, I was clearly trolling.
     
  19. Techrosh

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    Wow, imagine how many people pirated the game then.
     
  20. _Chaz_

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    Someone wants to see a successful game ported to another system? One that I don't own?! FANBOY! FANBOY! FANBOY!

    You give a terrible name to LoZ fans. Stop it.

    Funniest thing I've read all day.

    Because it's the internet. If someone thinks something different than you, they're fucking wrong.
     
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