Hogwarts Legacy sales went through the roof, garnering $850 million globally. The game also sold over 12 million units in the first two weeks after its release on the PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S.
It also marks the best and largest global launch for Warner Bros. Discovery. After all, who wouldn’t want to experience an action RPG by being Harry Potter? You should also note that the game reached 1.28 million viewers on Twitch, setting the record.
Due to its positive player feedback and engagement, the Hogwarts Legacy sales also bumped 280 million hours of play. It also means that the game broke Warner Bros. Games company records.
Additionally, there has been an increase (in) global franchise fan engagement overall with Wizarding World Digital garnering 300% higher traffic over the normal monthly unique visitor average for the first 10 days of February. -Warner Bros.
The Surprise Behind Hogwarts Legacy Sales
Although Hogwarts Legacy is performing well, it came as a surprise to most. After all, the game did spark a heated controversy within the community. J.K. Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter books, continues to express her offensive views toward the transgender community.
It’s also an ongoing headache for the Public Relations team at Warner Bros. Things might also become more complicated as Rowling makes more statements on her podcast. The title is The Witch Trials of J.K. Rowling, which started on February 21.
After all, although Rowling did not collaborate with the game, she still benefits from the Hogwarts Legacy sales. It also leads more and more fans toward frustration as they think they might support anti-trans causes.
Yet, the fact remains: Hogwarts Legacy sales are undoubtedly successful. The game also includes an immersive, story-rich plot, sending you deeper into the experience. Stay tuned for more news on this topic. Follow us on social media to stay updated with the latest esports and gaming news.