A new description update on Linkedin from Warner Bros. Senior Global Brand Manager has revealed that Hogwarts Legacy sold 256% more than predicted.
Spotted by Twitter user @bogorad22, the description states, “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.”
It’s been a couple of months since Warner Bros. officially announced the 12m sales figure for Hogwarts Legacy, but we could hear more on its sales in the company’s upcoming 2023 annual meeting of stockholders meeting on May 8.
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 and it’ll be interesting to see where Hogwarts Legacy eventually ends up.
Hogwarts Legacy will release on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on May 5, 2023.
How many copies do you think Hogwarts Legacy would have sold by the end of the year?