Hogwarts Legacy has now offered 15 million copies and remodeled $1 billion, and that quantity is predicted to notably improve as the sport turns into accessible on previous-generation platforms.
Speaking as a part of the corporate’s earnings name earlier as we speak, Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav stated: “Hogwarts Legacy has amassed greater than $1 billion in retail gross sales and over 15 million models offered worldwide to this point, and as we speak 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 as we speak, however a Change model will arrive in July. JB Perrette, CEO of world streaming and video games at WB Discovery, famous in the course of the earnings name that that the Change model was vital for gross sales.
“We see that as most likely a a lot larger set up base and a fan base,” he stated, 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 larger upside most likely from that launch, actually than the [PS5 and Xbox Series release]” he predicted.
Hogwarts Legacy was beforehand the best-selling sport of February 2023, and stays the very best vendor of the yr thus far. Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom will probably give it stiff competitors, however with the current-gen and Change releases it appears probably that Hogwarts Legacy will find yourself because the yr’s largest sport. After all, 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 as we speak, 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.