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Hogwarts Legacy Is Biggest Global Launch Ever for Warner Bros. Games
Over 12 million Units Sold and $850 million Sales Worldwide in First Two Weeks
Also Sets Record as the Biggest Single-Player Game Ever on Twitch with 1.28 million Peak Concurrent Viewers at Launch
Feb 23, 2023, Businesswire.com
BURBANK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Warner Bros. Games’ Hogwarts Legacy, the critically acclaimed, open-world, action role-playing game (RPG) has sold more than 12 million units and $850 million in sales globally in its first two weeks of launch on PlayStation®5, Xbox Series X|S and PC, which surpasses all of the company’s previous game launches. The game has exceeded sales records across the three platforms it is currently available on and broke records for streaming by becoming the biggest single-player game ever on Twitch with 1.28 million peak concurrent viewers at launch.
“We are so thrilled and proud to see the player response to Hogwarts Legacy from gamers, fans who are new to gaming and reviewers around the world”
Hogwarts Legacy is also breaking company records for player engagement with 280 million hours played to date. Additionally, 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.
“We are so thrilled and proud to see the player response to Hogwarts Legacy from gamers, fans who are new to gaming and reviewers around the world,” said David Haddad, President, Warner Bros. Games. “Our development team at Avalanche delivered an amazing, high-quality Wizarding World experience that truly fulfills the fan fantasy of life at Hogwarts and our publishing teams have executed a globally impactful launch campaign.”
Hogwarts Legacy was developed by Avalanche Software and published by Warner Bros. Games under the Portkey Games label and will also be available for PlayStation®4 and Xbox One on April 4 and Nintendo Switch™ on July 25.
Hogwarts Legacy introduces an original story first introduced in the Harry Potter books that puts players at the center of their own wizarding world adventure. Set in the 1800s, the game invites players to embark on an epic journey as a fifth-year student at Hogwarts, gifted with a rare ability to tap into ancient, powerful magic. Guided by the Wizard's Field Guide and unique instruction from professors and other characters, fans will uncover a compelling storyline filled with thrilling challenges and mysteries.
The Hogwarts Legacy Deluxe Edition is available now for PlayStation®5 and Xbox Series X|S for $79.99 (SRP) and PC for $69.99 (SRP) and will be available on April 4 for PlayStation®4 and Xbox One, and July 25 for Nintendo Switch™ for $69.99 (SRP). The Deluxe Edition includes the Dark Arts Pack which provides access to an exclusive wardrobe via the Dark Arts Cosmetic Set, a flying Thestral Mount players can ride, and access to the Dark Arts Battle Arena where players can test their mastery of the Dark Arts against waves of challenging enemies.
The Hogwarts Legacy Standard Edition is available now for PlayStation®5 and Xbox Series X|S for $69.99 (SRP) and PC for $59.99 (SRP) and will be available on April 4 for PlayStation®4 and Xbox One, and July 25 for Nintendo Switch™ for $59.99 (SRP).
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About Warner Bros. Games
Warner Bros. Games, a division of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Inc., is a premier worldwide publisher, developer, licensor and distributor of entertainment content for the interactive space across all platforms, including console, handheld, mobile and PC-based gaming for both internal and third-party game titles. Additional information can be found at www.wbgames.com.
About Portkey Games
Portkey Games, from Warner Bros. Games, is the games label dedicated to creating new Wizarding World mobile and video game experiences that place the player at the center of their own adventure, inspired by J.K. Rowling’s original stories. Portkey Games offers players the opportunity to make their own narrative choices and engage with the Wizarding World setting to create new and unique experiences. The label was created to bring gamers and fans new gaming experiences that allow them to delve into the magic of the Wizarding World in immersive ways where they can define their own Wizarding World story.
About Avalanche Software
Established in 1995 in Salt Lake City, Avalanche Software has been creating interactive experiences for fans of the world’s largest franchises for over two decades. The studio joined Warner Bros. Games in 2016 and is currently working on Hogwarts Legacy, a new, open world, action RPG set in the Wizarding World. Additional information about Avalanche can be found at https://www.avalanchesoftware.com.