Hmm... it's kind of a tough call. I'm not sure if I'm able to get either one and I'm also limited by having a computer and no modern consoles. If I had a console to play it on, I'd definately go with Skyrim. As it is now, I'd probably buy BF3. A friend of mine bought Skyrim either way, so I can always just cruise down that direction to get serve my MMO needs.