Hogwarts Legacy has become a massive hit in the first week since its launch. While there were controversies around the Hogwarts Legacy, its sales were 64% higher than the previous best-seller, Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone.
Hogwarts Legacy sales are also 80% higher than Elden Ring, which was released around the same time last year. The PS5 version of the game accounts for 82% of all copies sold. The UK all formats retail chart as of 11 February (Compiled by GfK) is as follows:
- (-) Hogwarts Legacy (PS5/XSX/PC)
- (2) God Of War Ragnarök (PS5/PS4)
- (1) FIFA 23 (PS5/PS4/XO/NS)
- (4) Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (NS)
- (11) Animal Crossing: New Horizons (NS)
Interestingly, these numbers only account for physical copies and not digital sales. That data will become available later on. But it is safe to assume that loads of copies were sold digitally. Harry Potter is the 26th biggest video game franchise in the UK, just behind the Forza series but ahead of The Legend of Zelda.
Biggest Harry Potter Game Launches (GfK data)
|1||2023||Hogwarts Legacy (Warner Bros)|
|2||2001||Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (EA)|
|3||2010||LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1 – 4|
|4||2002||Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (EA)|
|5||2005||Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire|
|6||2004||Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (EA)|
|7||2007||Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix (EA)|
|8||2010||Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt 1 (EA)|
|9||2009||Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (EA)|
|10||2003||Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup|
|11||2011||Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt 2 (EA)|
|12||2016||LEGO Harry Potter Collection (Warner Bros)|
|13||2001||LEGO Creator: Harry Potter (Focus)|
|14||2012||Harry Potter for Kinect (Warner Bros)|
|15||2005||Harry Potter Collection (EA)|
|16||2004||Harry Potter Deluxe Edition (Aspyr)|
God of War Ragnarok is still very popular and holds its ground because it is part of a popular PS5 hardware bundle. Recently released games that have seen a drop in sales include Dead Space. Spongebob Squarepants: The Cosmic Shake has also dropped from 10th to 34th place.
Let us know what you think about Hogwarts Legacy beating Elden Ring and Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone, in the first week of sales and whether or not you are enjoying the game. We also did an article on the performance of the game on PC. We saw that the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X runs Hogwarts Legacy 45% slower than the Intel 13900K.