In just two weeks, Hogwarts Legacy sales have surpassed 12 million units sold, earning $850 million.
These numbers come with the game only available on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. It also comes despite the controversy surrounding Harry Potter creator J. K. Rowling’s views on transgender rights.
The game saw success immediately when it became available for those who pre-ordered the Deluxe Edition of the game. Before the full release, the game broke Twitch viewership records. Upon release, nearly 900,000 people played the game at once on Steam.
In a recent interview with Variety, Warner Bros. Games said it was “very pleased” with the games launch while lauding the game’s engagement.
“The player engagement is spectacular,” Warner Bros. Games president David Haddad told Variety. “So far, we have tracked over 152 million hours played, 173 million magical plants grown, 115 million potions brewed and 556 million Dark Wizards defeated.”
While those numbers were as of February 16, the current numbers as of writing have gone higher.
“Hogwarts Legacy is also breaking company records for player engagement with 280 million hours played to date,” Warner Bros. Games announced via press release.
“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 Haddad in the press release. “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 launches for last-gen PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on April 4. The Nintendo Switch version of the game releases on July 25.
What do you make of the early Hogwarts Legacy sales numbers?