Skyrim will outsell its predecessor, “The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion,” in a matter of weeks says VGChartz

I have spent the last five days playing nothing but “The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim,” and I don’t regret a second of it. Apparently there are millions of others who feel the same way, because Skyrim topped 3.4 million sales in just two days.
“The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim” is the fifth installment in “The Elder Scrolls” action role-playing video game series. It was developed by Bethesda Game Studios, and was released November 11 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Microsoft Windows.
According to VGChartz, over 3.4 million copies of Skyrim were sold at retail in the first two days of availability, and that doesn’t even include digital sales.
VGChartz even predicts that Skyrim will outsell its predecessor, “The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion,” in a matter of weeks. Oblivion sold 490,000 copies at opening across the Xbox and PS3 platforms, putting Skyrim’s opening sales way above Oblivion’s opening sales.
Of the 3.4 million Skyrim copies sold at retail, 2.5 million were sold in Americas while the other 950,000 were sold in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Over the three platforms, 59 percent of Skyrim copies were sold for the Xbox 360, 27 percent for the PS3 and 14 percent for PC.
While the massive RPG has surpassed the likes of “Gears of War 3” and “Fifa Soccer 12,” “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3,” which was released four days before Skyrim last week, is far ahead of the game. In fact, the first-person shooter broke records by achieving over 6.5 million copies sold in North America and the United Kingdom alone on its first day of availability. It made a total of over $400 million in first-day sales.
Despite MW3’s wild success, 3.4 million sales in two days is still impressive for an RPG. Honestly, I’m not a huge MW fan and would prefer Skyrim any day. I bought my copy of Skyrim for Xbox 360 Friday morning and sat in awe the moment the opening screen popped up on my TV. I was sucked in immediately and have found myself looking at the clock after hours of playing to see that it’s 4:00 a.m., or some equally ridiculous time where I should be sleeping or doing something else. My Bosmer and I have scaled mountains, swam through streams catching Salmon and fought dragons for several nights now and I see no signs of stopping anytime soon. Just when I start to think I’ve made some progress in this seemingly endless land that is Skyrim, I fall into some side quest that holds my attention for hours. I’m happy to see that the game has done so well, and hope it keeps up the momentum.

Source: VGChartz

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