In a press release, Bethesda announced that 10 million copies of Skyrim have been shipped out to retailers worldwide since release on November 11th, which represents $650 million in potential sales so far. Keep in mind that those copies are shipped, not actually sold.
ZeniMax Media’s CEO and Chairmen, Robert Altman, talk Skyrim:
We are gratified that Skyrim continues to garner high review scores and accolades around the world. We are most grateful to our fans for their support and enthusiasm for the game, and their love of the hundreds of hours of gameplay it offers. We continue to strive to deliver the highest quality entertainment experience for everyone. 2012 will be another huge year for our fans, with the release of the Creation Kit, as well as exciting DLC which will add to the richness of this epic adventure.
Among reaching this impressive feat, Valve announced that the PC version has outsold all other titles three-to-one, becoming the fastest selling game in Steam history. The Director of Business Development at Valve Corporation, Jason Holtman, had this to say:
Skyrim is the fastest selling title in Steam’s history. Bethesda’s commitment to and understanding of the PC as a gaming platform shows in the great review scores, spectacular launch, and continued high player numbers that Skyrim has received. We are delighted that Bethesda chose to use Steamworks to support Skyrim both at retail and digitally.