ZeniMax® Media announced today that the acclaimed title The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, coming next week to Brazil, has been enthusiastically received by gamers all around the world. Skyrim reached 7 million retail units for Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and PC. The game is expected to revenue over US$450 million in global sales.
Dozens of thousands of fans have lined up at game shops, at the midnight of November 11th, to purchase the game. Skyrim has kept the record of post-launch good sales, with over 50% of its units sold in the first 48 hours. Major retail stores from North America, Europe and Australia have ordered more copies of the game to Bethesda Softworks.
Online activity was also remarkable. In the first 24 hours after its launch, Skyrim established a record of 280 thousand simultaneous players, according to gaming community Steam, a number vastly superior to every other title.
“We’re grateful for the fans’ response to Skyrim,” ZeniMax® Media president Robert Altman said. “Todd Howard and his team at Bethesda Game Studios have created a very special game. The expectation surrounding Skyrim has surpassed every other game in the history of our company, and we’re pleased that the sales and reviews have reflected the quality and hours of amazing gameplay it offers.”
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has achieved over 50 perfect review scores and has been applauded by some of the most influentials and respected critics, including USA Today, G4TV, GameSpy, Wired, Eurogamer, Destructoid, GamePro, Official Xbox Magazine, Joystiq, The Guardian and GamesRadar. G4TV described Skyrim as “one of the best games ever made” and Eurogamer was one among the major medias to call it a “masterpiece”.
“Undoubtely, this was our most ambitious project”, said Skyrim’s Game Director Todd Howard. “After over three years of development, we’re excited to see Skyrim in the hands of everyone.”
Developed by Bethesda Game Studios, the creators of 2006 Game of the Year, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, and the 2008 Game of the Year, Fallout 3, Skyrim reimagines and revolutionize the open-world epic fantasy, bringing to life a complete and explorable virtual world.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is recommended for adults 18 years or older.
About Bethesda Softworks
Bethesda Game Studios is the award-winning development studio known around the world for its groundbreaking work on The Elder Scrolls series. Creators of the 2006 Game of the Year, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion®, and 2008 Game of the Year, Fallout® 3, Bethesda Game Studios has earned its reputation as one of the industry’s most respected and accomplished game development studios. Bethesda Game Studios’ latest game, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, released on 11.11.11. Skyrim earned numerous nominations and awards at this year’s E3, including being named ‘Best Console Game’ and ‘Best RPG’ by the official Game Critics Awards and has been awarded more than 50 perfect review scores. For more information on Bethesda Game Studios, visit www.bethsoft.com.