‘Hogwarts Legacy’ sees huge global launch for WB Games 

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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 PlayStation5, Xbox Series X|S and PC, which surpasses all of the company’s previous game launches.

The game has exceeded sales records across three platforms despite facing controversy surrounding Wizarding World creator J.K. Rowling’s anti-trans rhetoric. It broke records for streaming by becoming the biggest single-player game ever on Twitch with 1.28 million peak concurrent viewers at launch. 

“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. 

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“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.

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