Skyrim officially fastest selling Steam title (ever!)

So we’ve noticed that The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim was selling fairly well on Steam, topping the recent charts before being knocked out of the running just this week. The latest from Bethesda had held off other worthy contenders, but we didn’t know just how successful it had really been.

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Now though, Valve Director of business Development, Jason Holtman, has let the cat out of the bag – without revealing any actual figures.

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.

But of course the game didn’t just launch on Valve‘s digital distribution platform – it also hit the other major consoles at the same time – and Skyrim‘s not doing too badly over there either, with Bethesda updating its shipment total for the game: 10 million units since launch on 11/11/11.

Robert Altman is Chairman and CEO of ZeniMax Media, parent company of Bethesda Softworks.

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.

The game’s runaway success is expected to continue into 2012, with the launch of the Skyrim Creation Kit and assorted other bits of downloadable content.

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