'Hogwarts Legacy' Sells Over 12 Million Units in First Two Weeks, Earning $850 Million USD

Amassing over 280 million hours played since its launch in mid-February.

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Hogwarts Legacy has earned great success in the short time since its launch on February 10.

In a recent report, Variety has indicated that the Wizarding World game has earned approximately $850 million USD in global sales, selling over 12 million units in just the first two weeks since it launched on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S and PC. The launch of the Warner Bros. GamesHarry Potter action role-playing game also recently set a Twitch record for single-player games with 1.28 million concurrent viewers since the early February launch.

Variety had also previously reported that the game had incredible player engagement amassing over 267 million hours from February 10 to February 21. Earlier on the 23rd, Warner Bros. Games announced that the game broke company records, with over 280 million hours played. All these numbers are before Hogwarts Legacy releases on Xbox One in April and Nintendo Switch on July 25, 2023.

In a statement from Warner Bros. Discovery, the company notes that “There has been an increase of 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.” The game features an original story that was first featured in the Harry Potter books that place the players at the center of the Wizarding World in the 1800s, discovering their own adventures through ancient magic.

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