Hogwarts Legacy Is Already 2023’s Best-Selling Game

Hogwarts Is Already 2023's Best-Selling Game
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Even though 2023 has only been underway for a few months, one game has topped the charts consistently with its sheer amount of sales in the United States. That game is none other than Avalanche Software’s Hogwarts Legacy. Within its initial launch week, the game managed to sell over 12 million companies and has steadily remained at the top since then in terms of copies sold. It is not the only game to dominate the monthly top 20 best-selling games, however.

Circana has just revealed the top-selling games of February 2023 in the United States, and many of the titles that made the list come as no surprise. Both The Last of Us Part 1 and Part 2 made it into the top 20, likely due to a resurgence in popularity following the television adaptation. Newer titles like the recently released Dead Space remake have also made their debut, proving that 2023 may be quite the successful year for the gaming industry.

20 Top-Selling Games of February 2023

The list below shows each of the top-selling games of February 2023 in the United States. They are listed in order from most to least copies sold. Both digital and physical editions sold count toward a game’s ranking.

  1. Hogwarts Legacy
  2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 
  3. Dead Space remake
  4. Madden NFL 23
  5. FIFA 23
  6. The Last of Us Part 1
  7. Elden Ring
  8. Wild Hearts
  9. Like a Dragon: Ishin!
  10. Octopath Traveler 2
  11. God of War Ragnarok
  12. Minecraft
  13. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  14. Pokémon Scarlet and Violet
  15. Kirby’s Return to Dream Land
  16. Company of Heroes 3
  17. Sonic Frontiers
  18. The Last of Us Part 2
  19. NBA 2K23
  20. Theatrhythm: Final Bar Line

In total, the amount spent on video games in the U.S. surpassed $4.6 billion. This marks a 6% increase year-over-year. It will be interesting to see what the rest of 2023 brings in terms of best-selling games, but it is needless to say that this year is going to be a big one for gaming. With new releases on the horizon such as Diablo IV and The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, video game sales should continue to sky-rocket.