It enjoyed the biggest European launch outside of the FIFA and Call of Duty series since October 2018’s Red Dead Redemption 2.
Hogwarts Legacy sold over 12 million copies and raked in $850 million in sales globally in its first two weeks, making it publisher Warner’s biggest launch ever.
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“We are very pleased with the initial launch and see a bright future for our other platform launches,” Warner Bros. Games president David Haddad told Variety on February 16.
While Haddad didn’t provide sales figures for the game, first week digital sales in Europe were up 56% compared to last year’s fantasy blockbuster Elden Ring, which has gone on to sell 20 million copies since its release in February 2022.
“The player engagement is spectacular,” Haddad added. “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.”
In updated figures provided after Haddad was interviewed, Warner said that as of October 21, Hogwarts Legacy had seen 267 million hours played, 393 million magical plants grown, 242 million potions brewed and 1.25 billion Dark Wizards defeated.
Hogwarts Legacy was released amid significant controversy surrounding book author JK Rowling’s publicly-stated views on transgender rights.