Hogwarts Legacy, the much-anticipated video game set in the wizarding world of Harry Potter, is already breaking records in Europe. The game has become the fastest-selling non-FIFA game since 2017. This achievement places Hogwarts Legacy as the sixth-biggest launch for a video game in the past six years in Europe, beating out heavy hitters such as Elden Ring, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, and Red Dead Redemption 2.
Hogwarts Legacy’s success is even more remarkable, given the soft sales environment in Europe, with video game sales down 10% compared to the same period last year. Observers attribute this downturn to the lack of major releases in February 2023, which had several major games in 2022, including Elden Ring and Horizon: Forbidden West.
Hogwarts Legacy Is Now The Fastest-Selling Game
Despite the difficult market conditions, Hogwarts Legacy is already Europe’s fifth-best-selling game of the past 12 months, trailing only FIFA 23, Modern Warfare 2, Grand Theft Auto V, and Elden Ring. The game’s popularity is a testament to the enduring appeal of the Harry Potter franchise and the meticulous attention to detail that the developers have put into creating a faithful representation of the wizarding world.
In addition to Hogwarts Legacy‘s success, which was first shared by GameIndustry.biz, the European data revealed that PS5 sales have skyrocketed in recent weeks, outselling both the Switch and Xbox consoles in February. This surge in PS5 sales could be attributed to the recent release of several high-profile games, including Elden Ring and the critically acclaimed God of War: Ragnarok.
Overall, it’s clear that Hogwarts Legacy is shaping up to be one of the biggest hits of 2023, if not the outright best-selling game of the year. With its captivating storyline, immersive gameplay, and stunning graphics, it’s no surprise that fans of the Harry Potter franchise and gamers alike are flocking to experience the magic of Hogwarts Legacy.