Bethesda Game Studios has announced that its open-world RPG, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has doubled its sales figure since the company last revealed its official sales figure, to crossing a whopping 60 million in lifetime sales.
In an interview with IGN following the Starfield Direct, Todd Howard revealed the newest sales figure for Skyrim. When asked about how many of the 1000 planets in Starfield will players be directed towards while playing the main story, Howard says that we’d only see a small fraction of the galaxy through the main story.
Howard cites an example of Skyrim to answer the question, and reveals the updated sales figure. Find the full quote from Todd Howard below:
“We’re sitting here, it’s 12 years after Skyrim, we’re looking at a game that has over 60 million copies (sold), and all these people playing it, are still playing it. So we have learned that we need to build in from the beginning. A game that has this long term play thought of. …Hopefully, people are playing Starfield a long time from now.”
Check out the full interview with Todd Howard right here:
Bethesda last updated Skyrim’s sales figures back in 2016, where it sold a total of 30 million copies. Since then, sales have doubled in roughly seven years. It’s even more impressive when you factor in that The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim was released back in 2011, and is continuing to sell in 2023.
Bethesda and Howard are now focused fully on Starfield, which launches exclusively for Xbox Series X|S and PC on September 6. You can read more about the upcoming sci-fi RPG below:
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