Record Breaking Sales of
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
Huge Demand for Highly Acclaimed Next-Generation Game
April 10, 2006 (Rockville, MD) – Bethesda Softworks® announced that its hit title, The Elder Scrolls® IV: Oblivion™ has achieved record sales, reflecting huge market demand for the title. Over 1.7 million units of Oblivion for the PC and Xbox 360 have been shipped since the launch of the game.
Oblivion has earned high praise and awards from publications around the world. Official Xbox Magazine (US) gave Oblivion a 9.5 out of 10 and an Editor’s Choice award, calling Oblivion “An Absolute Masterpiece.” PC Gamer (US) awarded it an Editor’s Choice Award and a score of 95%, calling it “a classic” and “one of the best RPGs ever made.” And the largest circulation gaming magazine in the world, Game Informer, gave Oblivion 9.5 out of 10 and said, “The bar for the next generation of RPGs has just been set.”
Reaction around the world has been equally laudatory. Oblivion has been featured on more than 30 magazine covers in the
Oblivion is currently the #1 ranked Xbox 360 game and the #1 ranked PC game on both MetaCritic.com and GameRankings.com. MetaCritic and GameRankings are sites that calculate a ranking of games based on review scores published by recognized print, broadcast, and online media outlets around the world.
Oblivion was released in five different languages—English, French, German, Spanish and Italian—and packaged as a regular edition and a collector’s edition in North America, Europe,
The long-awaited Oblivion represents the quintessential role-playing experience for the next-generation of gaming, inviting gamers into the sprawling environments of Tamriel, the most vibrant game-world ever created. With a powerful combination of free-form gameplay, unprecedented graphics, cutting edge AI, character voices by well known actors, and a masterful musical score, gamers can choose to unravel Oblivion’s epic narrative or simply explore the vast landscape in search of their own unique challenges.
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is rated “T” for Teen by the ESRB and is available for both the PC and the Xbox 360 in regular and collector’s editions. For more information on The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, visit www.elderscrolls.com.
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