Hogwarts Legacy Was The Best Selling Game Of 2023

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Hogwarts Legacy was the best-selling game of 2023, final data from Circana shows. The game sold 12 million copies over its first two weeks and continued to sell well as released on last-gen consoles throughout the year.

This marks the first time since 2008 — the original Rock Band — that a non-Call of Duty or Rockstar-developed game has finished in the top spot. It was the best-selling game on PlayStation consoles, second-best on Xbox, and fifth-best on Nintendo Switch.

Following Hogwarts Legacy was Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 at number two. The rest of the top five for 2023 were Madden NFL 25, Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, and The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.

The full list of the Top 20 games in terms of sales can be found below:

  1. Hogwarts Legacy
  2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
  3. Madden NFL 25
  4. Marvel’s Spider-Man 2
  5. The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
  6. Diablo 4
  7. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
  8. Mortal Kombat 1
  9. Star Wars Jedi: Survivor
  10. EA Sports FC 24
  11. Starfield
  12. Super Mario Bros. Wonder
  13. Resident Evil 4
  14. MLB: The Show 23
  15. Dead Island 2
  16. Final Fantasy 16
  17. Street Fighter 6
  18. Elden Ring
  19. Mario Kart 8
  20. Minecraft

As far as general spending on games, Circana says that overall spending on video game content was up 1% from 2022.

What do you think about the best-selling games for 2023, and Hogwarts Legacy being the top game? For more Insider Gaming, read about Lords of the Fallen developer CI Games laying off 10% of its workforce.