Skyrim Is One Of The Best-Selling Games Ever, Reaches New Milestone
Remember that game from Bethesda called Skyrim? Well, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim if you insist on trivialities. That game took the entire world by tsunami (storm is overused) and has just now reached an enormous new milestone.
Skyrim has officially sold over 20 million copies worldwide.
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Acccording to GamesIndustry, a small note (surprisingly) at the end of a recent Elder Scrolls Online press release made mention of this achievement.
“As the sequel to the 2002 Role-Playing Game of the Year, The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind, and the 2006 Game of the Year, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, Skyrim earned hundreds of ‘Game of the Year’ awards and sold over 20 million copies,” it reads.
This means that Skyrim has its place firmly set as one of the greatest-selling video games of all time, competing with the likes of Super Mario Bros 3 (18 million), Super Mario World (20.6 million) and Pokemon Red and Blue (23.64 million).
However, it’s not the best-selling game of the previous generation, as Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto V currently sits at around 29 million copies sold into retail. Don’t forget there’s still potential DLC as well as the possibility of a PC version to further boost sales.
What’s also interesting is that earlier this month Bethesda’s Skyrim website listed next-gen versions of the game alongside the existing PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 versions.
But naturally Bethesda dismissed the listings as a website error afterward, and stated that there are no plans to release Skyrim on PS4 or Xbox One.
Personally, I don’t think it’s likely that we will see Skyrim release on the new consoles. But then again who would have thought we would have seen a port of Tomb Raider? Not to mention it takes so long for Bethesda to make these Elder Scrolls titles and they’re currently busy with The Elder Scrolls Online, so they may want to slip a Skyrim port to keep the drones occupied.
In before broken DLC, save glitches and apocalypse. I kid.