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Hogwarts Legacy refuses to budge from top of charts, nearly one month later

Hogwarts Legacy refuses to budge from top of charts, nearly one month later

Hogwarts Legacy remains at the top of the UK's physical game charts, weeks on from its release.

Given how it’s utterly taken over the internet, I’m sure it comes as no surprise to hear that Hogwarts Legacy is selling extremely well.

It took no time at all for the Wizarding World RPG to cement itself as the most successful Harry Potter game of all time - despite the PS1 title The Philosopher’s Stone (or Sorcerer’s Stone, depending on where you live) being an absolute classic. The modern release clearly has the edge over it. The new title managed to amass over 300K players on Steam alone during the early access period - keep in mind that fans had to pay for the pricier Deluxe Edition of the game to play before everyone else.

Take a look at Hogwarts Legacy’s latest and greatest mod featuring PS1 Hagrid below.

In just two weeks, the game sold 12 million copies worldwide, and earned $850 million in revenue for Warner Bros. Games. Here in the UK, it doesn’t seem like things are going to slow down any time soon either. As Push Square reports, last week, Hogwarts Legacy was still the best-selling physical game in the UK, beating FIFA 23 and the newly released Kirby’s Return to Dream Land Deluxe.

What’s more, the PS5 version accounted for 82% of the game’s physical UK sales, so it certainly seems that Sony’s new-gen console is the most popular platform to play it on. This isn’t a shock given that PlayStation users get access to an exclusive quest - it’s basically a given that anyone who wants to play it and has a PS5 at their disposal is going to go with the platform that gives them the most content.

These huge sales figures come despite the fact that many are choosing to boycott the game due to its association with J.K. Rowling, who has been criticised for making harmful remarks about the trans community. Some devs who worked on the game have also expressed that they’ll not be buying it - one said, “It is the least I can do as an ally.”

Hogwarts Legacy will release for PS4 and Xbox One on 4 April, and Nintendo Switch on 25 July.

Featured Image Credit: Warner Bros. Games

Topics: Hogwarts Legacy, Harry Potter, Warner Bros