Skyrim ships 10 million, breaks Steam record

Bethesda Softworks has shipped more than 10 million copies of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim to retailers since its launch on November 11.

Parent company ZeniMax Media says that translates to around $650 million in revenue – but that assumes that every single copy has been sold for the full, $65 price. On PC, Zenimax says Skyrim outsold all other games by over three to one, with Valve's Jason Holtman calling it "the fastest-selling title in Steam's history."

ZeniMax CEO Robert Altman said: "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."