A pochi giorni di distanza dal prestigioso riconoscimento di Game of the Year presso l'evento Video Game Awards 2011, il titolo RPG The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim fa ancora parlare di se.
Più in dettaglio questa volta è ZeniMax Media a rendere noto, con il seguente comunicato stampa, che il game di Bethesda ha superato la soglia dei 10 milioni di copie vendute dal giorno del suo lancio, avvenuto lo scorso 11 novembre per le piattaforme PS3, Xbox 360 e PC.
Un simile risultato conferma i numeri che Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim ha fatto registrare fin dal suo esordio, dal momento che nella prima settimana sono risultate essere 3 milioni le sue copie vendute.
ZeniMax Media non ha tuttavia rivelato la distribuzione delle vendite in funzione delle tre piattaforme a cui il game è indirizzato; in compenso ha promesso ai fan, attraverso le parole del suo CEO Robert Altman, interessanti novità per il 2012, come il Creation Kit e un DLC in grado di introdurre altre "epiche ed eccitanti avventure".
ZeniMax Media Inc. today announced that 10 million units of Bethesda Softworks’ The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim have been shipped for the Xbox 360video game entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation3 computer entertainment system, and PC, representing approximately $650 million in retail sales since its release on November 11. The PC version of Skyrim in North America outsold all other PC games by a factor of over three to one in the first month of its release. Large retail reorders across all platforms and record-breaking digital sales reflect the ongoing global demand by consumers excited to explore this extraordinary fantasy epic.
Bethesda Softworks’ Skyrim has already garnered over two dozen ‘Game of the Year’ awards from major outlets worldwide, including winning the top honor of Game of the Year at the 2011 Video Game Awards which are voted on by a panel of editors from the industry’s most respected magazines and websites. In addition, Skyrim has received ‘Game of the Year’ awards from numerous other game critics, which, to date include such respected media outlets as G4TV, Official Xbox Magazine and Machinima.com. Skyrim was named ‘Most -Played Game of 2011′ by Raptr, based on research data which confirms its highly popular gameplay experience.
"We are gratified that Skyrim continues to garner high review scores and accolades around the world," said Robert Altman, Chairman and CEO of ZeniMax Media. "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."
"Skyrim is the fastest selling title in Steam’s history," said Jason Holtman, Director of Business Development at Valve Corporation. "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."
Skyrim Is the third consecutive game developed by the team at Bethesda Game Studios to earn ‘Game of the Year’ honors. Bethesda Game Studios, which was named ‘Studio of the Year’ at the 2011 Video Game Awards, also created the 2006 ‘Game of the Year’, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, and the 2008 ‘Game of the Year’, Fallout 3.
To date, Skyrim has received well over 200 perfect review scores worldwide, earning the highest praise from some of the industry’s most influential critics including: USA Today, G4TV, The New York Times, GameSpy, Wired, Eurogamer, Destructoid, GamePro, Official Xbox Magazine, Joystiq, The Guardian, Famitsu and GamesRadar. G4TV describes Skyrim as "one of the greatest games ever" and Eurogamer was one of many outlets to call it a "masterpiece."
Source: ZeniMax Media Press Release
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