Skyrim was hot on everyone’s lips in 2011, but how well did it perform in the sales department?
In 2011, the only game to make more money than Skyrim was Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. Modern Warfare 3 aside (the game shattered records, selling more than 6 million copies in its first 24 hours of launch, so we’re not even going to use it for comparison!), no exclusive PS3 or Xbox 360 game sold more copies than Skyrim. Yep, this means the game beat out the likes of Gears of War 3, Uncharted 3, and other games ending in the number “3”. On PC, Skyrim outsold every other title 3:1 in the month of November to become Steam’s fastest-selling game.
Skyrim grossed more money than any other game released in 2011, putting it in second place behind Modern Warfare 3. More than 10 million copies of the game were shipped within the first month of sale.