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Skyrim Already Close To Outselling Oblivion

Posted on December 9, 2011 AT 03:06pm

THE BUZZ: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is already a successful game—but just how successful is nothing short of amazing.

We already knew that Skyrim sold 3.5 million copies in its first 48 hours on store shelves, but today, we’ve learned of another feat the game has accomplished. With the release of sales data for November, stat-tracking group NPD has announced that Skyrim is now within 500,000 of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion‘s lifetime sale. Yes, indeed—in less than two months, Skyrim has sold almost as many copies as its previous game sold in over five year’s time.

EGM’s TAKE: No matter if you’re a Skyrim fan or not, you’ve got to admit that this is an amazing accomplishment for the game. The question now is, how many copies total will Skyrim go on to sell?

Eric L. Patterson, Executive Editor
Eric L. Patterson got his start via self-publishing game-related fanzines in junior high, and now has one goal in life: making sure EGM has as much coverage of niche Japanese games as he can convince them to fit in. Eric’s also active in the gaming community on a personal level, being an outspoken voice on topics such as equality in gaming and consumer rights. Stalk him on Twitter: @pikoeri. Meet the rest of the crew.

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