Hogwarts Legacy has now offered 15 million copies and revamped $1 billion, and that quantity is anticipated to notably improve as the sport turns into accessible on previous-generation platforms.
Speaking as a part of the corporate’s earnings name earlier at this time, Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav mentioned: “Hogwarts Legacy has amassed greater than $1 billion in retail gross sales and over 15 million models offered worldwide to this point, and at this time the workforce is launching the sport on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms.”
The gross sales numbers make Hogwarts Legacy WB’s fifth $1 billion-plus gaming franchise, placing it in a steady with LEGO, DC, Mortal Kombat, and Recreation of Thrones.
However gross sales are anticipated to continue to grow. Not solely does Hogwarts Legacy launch on PS4 and Xbox One at this time, however a Change model will arrive in July. JB Perrette, CEO of world streaming and video games at WB Discovery, famous throughout the earnings name that that the Change model was vital for gross sales.
“We see that as most likely a a lot greater set up base and a fan base,” he mentioned, noting that Nintendo has an enormous set up base in Japan, the place Harry Potter “skews very strongly by way of recognition”.
“We see a a lot greater upside most likely from that launch, definitely than the [PS5 and Xbox Series release]” he predicted.
Hogwarts Legacy was beforehand the best-selling recreation of February 2023, and stays the best vendor of the 12 months to this point. Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom will seemingly give it stiff competitors, however with the current-gen and Change releases it appears seemingly that Hogwarts Legacy will find yourself because the 12 months’s greatest recreation. In fact, that recognition has been in direct opposition to the controversy surrounding Hogwarts Legacy and the creator of the unique Harry Potter books, J.Okay Rowling.
For these enjoying at this time, a brand new patch that features a new arachnophobia mode and quite a lot of bug fixes is now accessible.
Matt Purslow is IGN’s UK Information and Options Editor.
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