Bethesda the company behind some of the most popular games made in the history of mankind got acquired by Microsoft. The tech giant recently announced to acquire the holding company ZeniMax Media for US$7.5 billion. That is a massive amount and in this article, we discuss what is the real network of Bethesda. A lot of data are pulled out from reports which are based on figure accurate till September 2020. I am going to focus on giving you info in shortcut, about Bethesda valuation, about its holding company, yearly revenue, its best-earning game, and biggest flops.
What is Bethesda’s Net Worth today?
Around $3 Billion, based on different sources Bethesda holds this minimum valuation. The majority of company income is from video games. The most recent money flow came out from Microsoft, a US$7.5 billion investment in holding company ZeniMax Media.
Who is ZeniMax Media?
Founded in 1999, ZeniMax Media is a video game holding company. A holding company is a company that owns outstanding stock of other companies. In general ZeniMax Media does not produce games or sell it. It just owns an amount of share in the company, so it is right to stay Bethesda and ZeniMax Media are two different entities. Now you will be thinking about how ZeniMax Media makes money.
Holding companies own a huge stake in other companies, so they are entitled to receive a sum of dividends regularly. Holding companies also make money via Patents, Rights and Loyalty. List of Studios owned by Zenimax Media.
- Bethesda Game Studios – Fallout, Elder Scrolls, etc.
- ZeniMax Online Studios – Elder Scrolls Online.
- id Software – Doom, Quack, Wolfenstein, etc.
- Arkane Studios – Dishonored & Prey.
- Machine Games – Wolfenstein: The New Order & Old Blood.
- Tango Gameworks – Evil Within, Assignment, Consequence & Executioner.
- Alpha Dog Games – Games for iOS & Androids.
- Roundhouse Studios – Bethesda Softworks new studio.
What are the most successful games developed by Bethesda?
- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
- Fallout Series
- Dishonored Series
- Doom Series
- The Evil Within
List of flops games by Bethesda?
- Fallout 76
- Rogue Warrior
- Pirates of the Caribbean Series
- Star Trek series.
How much money Bethesda Made from Skyrim?
Based on old stats, around 20 million copies of Skyrim was sold back in 2014. It ranked in best selling video games charts multiple time during the GTA 5 era. Till date it is right to assume Skyrim has crossed 30 million copies. Around 7 million copies were sold in the first week of launch. Based on old figure Bethesda made more than $450 millions on Skyrim.
How much Bethesda lost on Fallout 76?
It is right to assume Fallout 76 is a costliest loss for Bethesda. The game cost over 100 million dollars and was sold around 15 million copies which made approx $750 million. In technical world Fallout 76 is not a disaster but it got the sales based on image developed by its predecessor. The game puts the entire Fallout IP image in jeopardy, and Bethesda will have to take a unique approach to resettle things back to normal.
Bethesda is a known game developer, it has moved players with its unique IP’s and still a strong player in the gaming industry.