Skyrim Ships 10 Million, Fastest Selling Steam Game Ever

December 15, 2011 Written by Sebastian Moss

With a whopping 10 million copies of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim shipped, it’s not a good day to be a dragon.

Publisher ZeniMax Media Inc announced the figure, with Robert Altman, Chairman and CEO sharing his thoughts on the numerous awards the game has earned since launch:

We are gratified that 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.

Jason Holtman, Director of Business Development at Valve Corporation added:

Skyrim is the fastest selling title in Steam’s history. 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.

Of course, there is a big difference between shipped to retailers and sold to customers, but the figure is an indicator of just how much demand there is for the game. Now who said singleplayer is dead?