Sure, it’s official. The very best-selling recreation for 2023 was the Harry Potter impressed open-world motion RPG, Hogwarts Legacy. With its preliminary launch on February 10, the wizarding world title – printed by Warner Bros – outsold its nearest rival, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom by round 1.7 million copies.
The latest disclosure of the monetary studies from Nintendo confirmed that The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom bought just below 20.3 million copies in 2023, from bodily and digital gross sales mixed. However, Warner Bros. Video games not too long ago revealed that Hogwarts Legacy has now bought over 22 million copies throughout all platforms.
The publicizing of those end-of-year figures has now formally confirmed Hogwarts Legacy to be the No.1 best-selling recreation of this previous yr, out of any in the whole business worldwide.
Despite the fact that Hogwarts Legacy topped the gross sales charts for many of the yr, there was some hypothesis that maybe one of many different large AAA titles corresponding to Zelda, Name of Obligation, or EA Sports activities FC 24, may probably snatch the No.1 spot within the busy vacation gross sales interval, however this proved to not be the case.
With that stated, it must be talked about that a few of these video games have been launched later within the yr in comparison with Hogwarts Legacy’s preliminary February launch. For instance, Tears of the Kingdom launched in Might, completely on the Nintendo Swap, whereas EA Sports activities FC 24 and Name of Obligation: MW3 solely launched in September and November respectively.
It will be fascinating to match the gross sales of those titles throughout an analogous time period of 1 yr. One other issue that additionally labored in Hogwarts Legacy’s favor was the truth that it had a number of launch dates throughout completely different platforms.
The sport was initially launched on the PC, Xbox Sequence X/S, and PlayStation 5 on February 10, after which noticed later releases on the PS4 and Xbox One on Might 5, adopted by a Nintendo Swap launch on November 14.
These particulars shouldn’t take away something from the unimaginable success of the sport although, as this can be very uncommon that any new IP ends the yr because the No.1 promoting title.
Following on from the success of Hogwarts Legacy, Harry Potter followers can have much more to look ahead to quickly. With the upcoming Harry Potter: Quidditch Champions and various different issues having been hinted at by Warner Bros. Video games being introduced within the close to future, it’s probably an excellent time to be a Harry Potter fan.