Lots of people like fantasy apparently.

5 million copies globally in just 48 hours.

The company expects the game to rake in an eye-watering $450 million worldwide in retail sales.

“We are grateful for the fans’ response to Skyrim,” said chuffed ZeniMax executive Robert Altman. “Todd Howard and his team at Bethesda Game Studios have crafted a very special game. Anticipation for Skyrim has surpassed any game in our company’s history, and we are pleased that sales and reviews have reflected the quality and hours of amazing gameplay it provides.”

"Without a doubt, this has been our most ambitious project ever," added Skyrim game director, Todd Howard. "After over three years of development, we're finally excited to get it into everyone's hands."

We'll let you celebrate tonight Bethesda. But remember to get back to work in the morning — you've got to actually fix the game now.