Hogwarts Legacy is easily one of the biggest games of the year as Warner Bros Interactive announced that it has sold over 12 million units globally in just two weeks.
To put the game’s success into perspective, its sales numbers are equivalent to USD 850 million in sales worldwide. If this were a movie, it would be one of the highest-grossing of the year.
For comparison, Elden Ring also sold 12 million units during the equivalent time period. And last year, Elden Ring was one of the bestselling titles. Plus, Warner Bros. Interactive also confirmed that Hogwarts Legacy selling 12 million units in two weeks made it the publisher’s biggest global launch ever.
Plus, Warner Bros. Interactive also confirmed that it is the biggest single-player game ever on Twitch with 1.28 million peak concurrent viewers at launch.
“We are so thrilled and proud to see the player response to Hogwarts Legacy from gamers, fans who are new to gaming and reviewers around the world,” said David Haddad, President, Warner Bros. Games. “Our development team at Avalanche delivered an amazing, high-quality Wizarding World experience that truly fulfills the fan fantasy of life at Hogwarts and our publishing teams have executed a globally impactful launch campaign.”
Hogwarts Legacy being a massive success goes to show how massive the interest is in a Harry Potter game. While it isn’t the first game in the franchise, it is the first to get the full triple-A game treatment (instead of just a cheap movie tie-in).
Hogwarts Legacy is out now on PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. It will also be released on PS4 and Xbox One on April 4, with a Switch release also lined up on July 25.
Not sure if you should get the game? Check out our review of Hogwarts Legacy here: