No one can be surprised at this point to know that The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim It is one of the most successful video games of all time. Its impact on pop culture and the influence it continues to have more than a decade after its release attest to that. However, there is still news about Bethesda’s action RPG. In that sense, we now know that Skyrim made $1 billion in revenue in its first montha figure higher than what was made public at the time and which has been revealed by new leaked data through the LinkedIn of Alex Price, marketing and brand manager at Bethesda from 2010 to 2013 (via TweakTown).
According to this information The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim got over a billion dollars in income during the first thirty days of life, which exceeded expectations by 35% that Bethesda had deposited in his mammoth work. If we take into account that 35%, the North American company planned to add about 650 million dollars in the first month of Skyrim. Precisely those 650 million were the figure that Bethesda shared in 2011, noting that the title had sold about ten million copies in its opening month, resulting in the exposed figure.
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However, and these new data are known, it seems that the figure that Bethesda shared publicly more than ten years ago was the estimate they had in mind and not the real numbers, which we now know reached one billion dollars. Skyrim is still a success to this day and, in fact, launched last year a special edition for its tenth anniversary with new and interesting content. If you are an Xbox Game Pass subscriber you can access the game at no additional cost.