Skyrim ships 7 million

It’s not a stretch to say The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim was one hotly hyped game, but now we’ve got the statistics to prove just how popular it truly was.

Bethesda owner Zenimax today announced that Skyrim shipped (not sold) 7 million units since its global launch on 11/11/11 across the Xbox 360, PC, and PlayStation 3.

What’s more, Zenimax says that “more than 50% of launch units were sold in the first 48 hours,” meaning Skyrim sold over 3.5 million units in two days. The publisher said it expects a return of $450 million from the launch units, which is quite a staggering figure indeed.

“Without a doubt, this has been our most ambitious project ever,” said Todd Howard, Game Director on Skyrim. “After over three years of development, we’re finally excited to get it into everyone’s hands.”

Did you pick up Skyrim?