Sales figures show success of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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ZeniMax Media has published new sales and usage figures that demonstrate the amazing success enjoyed by its acclaimed role-playing title The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Release Date: 15/02/2012

ZeniMax Media has published new sales and usage figures that demonstrate the amazing success enjoyed by its acclaimed role-playing title The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

Within a month of launching in November 2011, the open-world fantasy epic shipped more than ten million units and became the second highest-grossing title of the year behind Activision's juggernaut Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.

In the UK, it upset the odds and beat Modern Warfare 3 to the position of Christmas number one, while the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 editions were able to outsell all exclusive titles on their respective platforms.

This commercial success has been matched by its rapturous critical reception, recently winning game of the year at the 2012 Interactive Achievement Awards, adding to the dozens it has received from various gaming publications.

Meanwhile, usage data shows that gamers are playing Skyrim for an average of 75 hours each, while millions of custom mods for the game have been developed by the thriving community.

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