Skyrim came out two months before the end of 2011, and it consumed all of my free time for those two months. And then I continued playing it at a much more leisurely pace throughout 2012 and 2013. I've played for roughly 100 hours during each of the 2011, 2012, and 2013 calendar years.
Good call on picking up the PC version. The mods can really breathe some new life into the game. Let me know if you find any good ones. My favorites are:
- Sounds of Skyrim, which simply adds more environmental sound effects.
- SkyUI, which improves the User Interface to include an inventory text search
- Vilja, which adds a surprisingly ambitious AI companion