In a remarkable achievement for Warner Bros. Games, “Hogwarts Legacy” has sold an astonishing 22 million copies by the end of 2023, as reported by Variety. This feat includes approximately 2 million units sold during the December holiday season, marking it as the year’s top-selling title.
David Haddad, president of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, expressed pride not just in the sales figures but in the game’s ability to captivate fans. “It brought Harry Potter to life in a new way for gamers where they could be themselves in this world, in this story. And that’s what the team at Avalanche set out to do when they were developing the game,” Haddad told Variety.
From its release on February 10 through December 31, the AAA Harry Potter universe game saw players clock in 707 million hours of gameplay. The game’s popularity is further highlighted by in-game statistics: 819 million potions brewed, 1.3 billion magical plants harvested, 593 million magical beasts rescued, and 4.9 billion dark wizards defeated.
Warner Bros. Games is not resting on its laurels, with plans already underway for future additions to the Potterverse’s video game world. This includes the much-anticipated Quidditch title, currently in beta-testing, and other unannounced projects to deepen the fan experience in the magical world.
Despite no concrete announcements on the Quidditch game’s release, Haddad assured fans of Warner Bros. Games’ commitment to creating engaging content. “We are working to get it designed in a way just to delight fans,” he said.