Hogwarts Legacy has now bought 15 million copies and exceeded $1 billion, and that quantity is anticipated to develop considerably as the sport turns into accessible on earlier technology platforms.
Talking earlier right now as a part of the corporate’s earnings name, Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav stated: “Hogwarts Legacy has raised over $1 billion in retail worldwide up to now and has bought over 15 million models, and right now the group is launching the sport on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms.”
Its gross sales figures make it Hogwarts Legacy WB’s fifth sport collection to exceed $1 billion, placing it in a steady place with LEGO, DC, Mortal Kombat and Sport of Thrones.
Nonetheless, gross sales are anticipated to proceed to extend. Hogwarts Legacy shouldn’t be solely releasing right now on PS4 and Xbox One, however a Change model may also arrive in July. JB Perrette, CEO of world streaming and video games at WB Discovery, said throughout the earnings name that the Change model is essential to gross sales.
“We in all probability see this as a a lot bigger set up base and a fan base,” he stated, noting that Nintendo has a really giant set up base in Japan, the place Harry Potter is “very strongly skewed in recognition.”
“We’re in all probability seeing a a lot larger benefit from this model, undoubtedly [PS5 and Xbox Series release]he guessed.
Hogwarts Legacy was beforehand the best-selling sport of February 2023 and stays the best-selling sport of the 12 months to this point. Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom will seemingly have some powerful competitors, however with the present technology and Change variations, Hogwarts Legacy is more likely to be the most important sport of the 12 months. In fact, this recognition immediately countered the controversy surrounding The Hogwarts Legacy and the creator of the unique Harry Potter books, JK Rowling.
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Matt Purslow is IGN’s UK Information and Function Editor.