And people once thought that RPGs were far too inaccessible to become mainstream hits. Bethesda has proven the aged way of thinking wrong by revealing the record breaking sales for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.
The open-world RPG masterpiece has officially broken 20 million sold, reports Bethesda through Gamespot. Although not confirming if this has been through copies shipped to retailers alone or a one-to-one ratio of games sold to customers, the figure still remains among the most impressive the genre has ever seen.
Good press or quality game making? The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim found a happy medium where fantasy enthusiasts, hardcore RPG fans, and run and gunning Call of Duty fans could enjoy playing their own adventure.
The definition of what makes a genuine RPG becomes more and more thin every year with genres somehow adapting stats and leveling into their mechanics, but the record holder for best selling genuine RPG of all time goes to the first generation of Pokemon games. The next generation, Pokemon Gold and Silver, also showed up big selling 23 million when it came out in 1999.
All quality games, all worthy of the best selling RPG of all time title. Do you think that The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has what it takes to topple Pokemon? Only 4 million copies to go. I know I’m responsible for at least two of those sales, one on the PC and one on the Xbox 360.