Warner Bros. Discovery’s CEO David Zaslav recently revealed that Hogwarts Legacy had generated over $1.3 billion in revenue, making it the fastest-growing game of 2023. Zaslav emphasized the company’s commitment to delivering high-quality content, and that it had to delay Hogwarts Legacy Switch version release to ensure its excellence.
Hogwarts Legacy Revenue Surpasses $1.3 Billion, Becomes Fastest-Growing Game of 2023
The $1.3 billion figure represents retail sales, excluding digital, which account for approximately half of the game’s total sales. Furthermore, these numbers do not include sales from the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Hogwarts Legacy which was released in May. Since its launch on PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S in February, the game has sold over 15 million copies.
Later this year, Hogwarts Legacy will also be released on the Nintendo Switch. The Switch version was initially set for launch in July 2023, however, Warner Bros delayed the launch to December 2023. They did not give specific reasons for the delay.
The Hogwarts Legacy Nintendo Switch launch delay has several implications. In order to understand the impact of the title’s delay, it is essential to consider how the game has been performing market-wise as far as sales are concerned.
While the game has received positive reviews for its story and overall experience, some players have reported occasional performance issues, particularly after downloading an update.
On the other hand, according to a YouTuber, Hogwarts Legacy was supposed to have a morality and reputation system. This would’ve been a great feature considering that player choice is almost nonexistent in some parts, or it only affects the story a little. Yet, the developers said they scrapped it for a good reason. According to the design philosophy of Hogwarts Legacy and why the reputation and morality system didn’t cut, it was apparently because they wanted to offer more freedom to the player.