Hogwarts Legacy earns $850 million: Are you playing?


Harry potter fans all over the world are uniting over Hogwarts Legacy.

Hogwarts Legacy is a single-player role-playing action game that allows players to embark on their own Wizarding World adventure as a fifth-year student at Hogwarts.

Players uncover thrilling challenges and mysteries as they wander around the Harry Potter universe.

From its launch, it has broken records,

Hogwarts legacy has sold more than 12 million units, earning more than $850 million worldwide in its first 2 weeks post-launch. 

Here are some of the most interesting things about the game!

This article was written by a Financial Horse Contributor.

1. Best selling Warner Bros. Games launch ever

The game is the best-selling Warner Bros. Games launch ever, with sales of $850 million worldwide and more than 12 million copies sold in it first 2 weeks.

The game was launched on Sony’s (SONY) PlayStation 5, Microsoft’s (MSFT) Xbox Series X/S, and PCs. It will be released on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch later this year.

The sales data is especially impressive because the game has launched on only three platforms. 

In comparison, Activision Blizzard (ATVI)  ‘s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II, the best-selling game of 2022, had more than $1 billion in sales during its first 10 days, but it was available on five platforms when it was launched.

2. Most popular house?

As any fan of Harry Potter will know, the sorting hat is must-have initiation ceremony.

As a player of the game, you will go through your own Sorting Ceremony.

Interestingly, the most popular house from recent player data is Slytherin.

According to Gamerant, many players are drawn to the Slytherin house, to access a “dark” playthrough of Hogwarts Legacy, as players are able to use forbidden spells such as Avada Kedavra, allowing a greater amount of freedom for the player.

Your Hogwarts house will also determine the following:

  • common room
  • outfit 
  • quest line

3. Who knew classes could be so fun?

Explore Hogwarts Castle, and get the chance to take classes to learn spells.

Notable classes include Divination, Defense Against the Dark Arts, Potions and Herbology.

According to Pockettactics, Defence Agsint the Dark Arts is vital to attend should you wish to learn how to protect yourself against a range of offensive spells. Equally, you also learn how to duel and utilise offensive spells here.

Classes have never sounded so much fun!

4. Plants can be very powerful

As to be expected from such a popular game, the unique strategies that have sprouted from Hogwarts Legacy are plentiful. 

One interesting strategy is to make use of Herbology class.

A strategy posted by OpeningChipmunk1700 on the official Hogwarts Legacy subreddit makes use of the Mandrake in an ingenious way.

Put your pandemic plant potting skills to the test in Harry Potter’s magical world. 

5. Fly around on a broomstick

Get to relive your greatest Quidditch fantasies by flying around in Hogwarts Legacy.

Source: https://sea.ign.com/hogwarts-legacy/195820/news/hogwarts-legacy-is-a-fantastic-open-world-experience-set-in-a-familiar-world

The broomstick will be your first mode of travel, before unlocking other ways of travel throughout the game.

6. JK Rowling controversy

Amidst the huge success of the game, the controversies with JK Rowling loom in the background.

Hogwarts Legacy has drawn considerable criticism during its development, largely due to the fact that J.K. Rowling has made a number of transphobic remarks on social media in recent years.

Many Harry Potter fans have vowed not to buy Hogwarts Legacy as not to benefit Rowling.

A few websites devoted to gaming coverage decided not to review Hogwarts Legacy, while other gaming platforms sought to find a middle ground in which they engaged with the game, while including caveats about Rowling or pledging to donate to L.G.B.T.Q. organizations. 

Warner Bros. Games and the developer of Hogwarts Legacy, Avalanche Software, have avoided substantially addressing Rowling’s comments.

Interestingly, after fans concluded that one of the side characters in the video game is transgender, a representative for the developer told the entertainment website IGN, “It has been a high priority throughout the development of Hogwarts Legacy to create a game that is representative and diverse, aligning with our wonderful fan community.”

Have you started playing Hogwarts Legacy? Share your experience in the comments below!

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    • Hahaha, I enjoyed following the Hogwards Legacy so was hoping readers may feel the same way. Back to regular programming today!


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