Hogwarts Legacy sold 256% more than predicted
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Hogwarts Legacy has sold 256% more times than it was predicted, a Warner Bros senior employee has confirmed.
When Hogwarts Legacy was released for PC, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S in February 2023, it instantly became a global success. This should come as no surprise considering the popularity of the Wizarding World franchise.
Just to give an indication of how popular Hogwarts Legacy proved to be during launch, it had outsold the lifetime sales of FromSoftware’s Elden Ring in a mere five weeks. That being said, it was reported in March 2023 that the Wizarding World action RPG suffered from a massive decline in concurrent players.
However, despite the reported dip in player numbers, it seems that publisher Warner Bros. Games will be more than happy with the trajectory in the coming months. As the old saying goes, “It's not a sprint it's a marathon.”
As reported by Insider Gaming (via bogorad222), the Linkedin page of a WB Games Senior Global Brand Manager revealed that the sales of Hogwarts Legacy were 256% better than predicted.
Hogwarts Legacy Achieved 256% to plan sell-thru at launch— Timur222 (@bogorad222) April 16, 2023
Sales figures and revenue are known. pic.twitter.com/1cnoM7b91I
The Linkedin post in question stated that Hogwarts Legacy: “achieved 256% to plan sell-thru at launch and exceeded 12M units in sales in first two weeks earning $850M+, secured additional 1.8B impressions through a WBD gaming 1st of its kind Fusion program, and broke all-time Twitch record for most peak concurrent viewers ever for a single player game with 1.3M views.”
At the very least, given the fact that Hogwarts Legacy has sold much better than WB Games had predicted, hopefully, that means that a sequel is even more likely to happen. We’ll have our fingers crossed.
When does Hogwarts Legacy come out on Nintendo Switch and last-gen consoles? Hogwarts Legacy is out now for PC, PS5 and Xbox Series X/S. It will then release on 5 May for PS4 and Xbox One, followed by Nintendo Switch on 25 July.
In related Wizarding World news, a Harry Potter reboot for Max (formally HBO Max) is officially in the works and its all-new cast has divided the opinion of fans.