The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Sells 20 Million Copies

You’ll be hard-pressed to find someone ’round these parts that doesn’t enjoy The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Even those indifferent to the RPG genre will give the game an arrow to the knee, at least.

So now we’re over two years removed from Skyrim’s release, only to be informed that the Dragonborn has risen 20 million times. That’s correct: ZeniMax and Bethesda have sold over 20 million copies of Skyrim, good enough for the 20 spot on the best-selling games of all time list. In fact, Skyrim is the only American-made game in the top 20, and it’s one of the few RPGs on the list, joining the likes of Pokemon Rred/Blue/Green and Pokemon Gold/Silver (although you could make the case for GTA being an RPG, but that’s a debate for another post).

So hopefully you’re still enjoying your adventures in the land of Skyrim, rife with all its mods, and if you haven’t tried it yet? Maybe grab the forthcoming Skyrim-Bioshock Infinite duo for $29.99.

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3 Comments on The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Sells 20 Million Copies

Matt

On January 29, 2014 at 1:11 am

I still wonder why they didn’t release more dlc for this game, especially with these sales.

Ares

On January 29, 2014 at 3:27 pm

The DLC was actually pretty good. Would have loved to seen more for Skyrim. Luckily the modding community can come up with some very good things at times.

Devin Connors

On January 29, 2014 at 3:36 pm

In an era where we get bombarded by too much DLC sometimes, why would Bethesda and ZeniMax spend money on multiple DLC packs when a) they are making a killing on the standalone game, b) the team behind the game wants to move on to other projects (Fallout 4?), and c) the mod community is so vibrant?

I think they played it just right — solid game, just enough DLC, and mod support that’s produced some truly epic content.

-Devin Connors