Skyrim Becomes First Western Title to Get perfect score from Famitsu

We recently interviewed Japanese Magazine Famitsu , and we’re happy to reveal that the magazine has awarded The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim a perfect 40/40 in its latest issue.

The Bethesda developed game receive a perfect 10 across all four scoring meters, becoming the first ever title developed outside of the country (Japan) to do so. This is a good indication that the title is a very strong contender for this year’s GOTY awards.

The game also managed to reap high praises from most western critic, with the title sitting comfortably at the Metacritic score of 95/100. Many websites and publications gave it a perfect score including the likes of Giantbomb and Meristation.

We hope more western developed games manage to score perfect scores from the magazine, which is by far the most popular gaming magazine in Japan. It’ll be interesting to see how this impacts the sale numbers for the game in the country.

We’ll send Bethesda an email to inquire about their thoughts regarding this, and if they can provide us with a number as to how it’s performed in Japan.

Skyim released back in Nov 11 for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 and has since sold millions of copies worldwide.