Skyrim only makes third place on Xbox Live
Is anybody else just a little bit surprised by this list on Major Nelson’s blog? Its almost a little insulting. Not only could Skyrim not top Modern Warfare 3’s towering list of fans, it couldn’t even beat Black Ops! Its just….a little disappointing to those of us who have sung so many praises for Bethesda’s latest open-world RPG. I recently admitted defeat to MW3’s addictive and enjoyable formula, so obviously I’m a part of the problem.
But for every hour I’ve played of MW3 I’ve played about 5 hours of Skyrim…on my PC. And I think that is the problem right there. Not only are many Skyrim owners on different platforms, they likely aren’t going online much to play a single player game on their Xbox. Steam numbers in particular for Skyrim have apparently been quite good compared to Modern Warfare 3:
So maybe this arbitrary list from Major Nelson means nothing…or maybe it does. Maybe Skyrim sells a hell of a lot more on the PC than the Xbox and MW3 blows everyone out of the water on consoles. Maybe not. We’ll see when Bethesda and Activision release their final sales numbers respectively.