Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has Sold Over 20 Million Copies

We don't know if you read through the press release that accompanied our article on the voice acting in the upcoming Elder Scrolls Online, but snuggled away quietly in the writing was the fact that the single player game Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has sold over 20 million copies.

While this does not seem to be a big deal, it puts the game in the top 20 bestselling games of all time across all platforms. The majority of the list is taken up by Nintendo games and Grand Theft Auto iterations (and Minecraft is in there too), but it does point out the simple fact that a game is not required to have a multiplayer component in order to do extremely well.

All the buzz at the moment is about the upcoming Elder Scrolls Online, but the verdict is still out on how well Elder Scrolls fans will take to the MMO as we've seen a lot of interesting comments from both lovers and haters of the new direction Zenimax Online is taking with the Elder Scrolls universe. One thing is almost assured, though; if Bethesda decides to make another chapter in the Elder Scrolls single-player series, it's going to do well.

Since Morrowind covered the province by the same name, Oblivion was all about Cryodill and Skyrim was named after the region by the same name, I vote for Elder Scrolls VI: Hammerfell. Feel free to agree or disagree in the comments.