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The Elder Scrolls: Blades Reaches 1 Million Downloads on iOS Within a Week

Apr 12, 2019
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We have really good news about The Elder Scrolls: Blades which was just released on iOS March 28. Sensor Tower has compiled data showing that the game has already been downloaded over 1 million times within the first week of launch. That is pretty amazing news for a game that seems to not have had a lot of attention lately.

You might not have heard about this game before as right now it’s an invitation-only early access game. We have all of the latest information about The Elder Scrolls: Blades so read on to learn all about the data Sensor Tower was able to compile on the first week.

The Elder Scrolls: Blades Already Over 1 Million Downloads on iOS

It’s pretty amazing that The Elder Scrolls: Blades has already reached more than 1 million downloads on iOS within the first week. While this might not seem like a lot compared to other games on iOS, it really is because it’s an invitation-only early access game right now.

Since this game is only available for download to those that have the early access, it makes the 1 million downloads even more special. The Elder Scrolls: Blades has only been available on iOS since March 28, so it’s still a brand new game on Apple’s App Store.

Another really amazing part to this news is that the 1 million downloads are from iOS only, although the game also launched last week on Android. That means the game download information across both platforms is a lot higher than just what Sensor Tower sees on iOS. The game is sitting at number one on the download charts, which is not a surprise. A lot of the downloads are also coming from the United States and that’s to be expected. More specifically, 42 percent of the downloads on iOS have come from the United States.

The Elder Scrolls: Blades Bringing in Revenue as Game Hits 1 Million Downloads on iOS

Going a little further into the details here we also know that The Elder Scrolls: Blades is a free-to-play game on mobile. Even though it’s free to download and play, it’s considered more of a freemium game. That means there are in-app purchases you can make.

These in-app purchases can help you get through the game much easier and quicker. Some of the in-app purchases are for the Silver Chests, which contain a lot of needed items. Silver Chests could contain materials, equipment, supplies, gold, and other items to help you progress quicker. Some people think that making these in-app purchases, such as for the Silver Chests, is well worth the money.

It is because of these in-app purchases that The Elder Scrolls: Blades has already made over $500,000 in revenue. Those in the United States helped account for 76 percent of the revenue made in the game. That is a pretty high number when you compare that people in America account for 42 percent of the downloads. Using real money to speed up the process to unlock items and loot apparently seems worth it for many people playing this free-to-play game.

The Elder Scrolls: Blades is All About 1-on-1 Fights

If you have yet to read about The Elder Scrolls: Blades it’s actually a really fun game that is focused on 1-on-1 fights. There is dungeon-crawling in the game too, and it’s like the touchscreen version of other games in the Elder Scrolls series. The series has been on the PC and on consoles for a long time, with Skyrim being one of the most recognizable out of the series. Skyrim has really become an iconic game, selling more than 30 million copies since it was released back in 2011.

The Elder Scrolls: Blades is like having that famous role-playing world on the go with you. Bethesa Softworks is also known for Fallout, and it brought Fallout Shelter to mobile devices a while back. Fallout Shelter became a huge hit too, so moving to the mobile market for The Elder Scrolls seems like a good idea. If you were one of the people who signed up for early access, you can go ahead and try out the game right now.

Since the game is still in early access, there are some issues and things being worked out right now. The in-app purchases and other items are also still in development since the developers are still trying to figure out some of these issues. Leave us a comment below and tell us whether or not you signed up for early access and have tried the game yet.