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Hogwarts Legacy is the biggest Harry Potter game launch of all time | UK Boxed Charts



"Physical sales up 80% over last year's big fantasy game, Elden Ring

Hogwarts Legacy has got off to a very big start at UK games retail, and is comfortably the No.1 game of the week (GfK data).

It is the biggest launch for any Harry Potter game ever, with sales 64% higher than the previous best -- Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone from 2001. In fact, the biggest week for a Harry Potter game wasn't a launch week at all, it was the second week of the Philosopher’s Stone (due to hype around the movie). Even compared to that week, Hogwarts Legacy was still bigger by 2%.

This result is more impressive when you consider this is just for physical sales. Hogwarts Legacy would have received a substantial number of digital downloads (that data will come later in the week), whereas Philosopher’s Stone didn't have any digital sales back in 2001. Therefore, the success will be even more pronounced once all the data is in.

Harry Potter is the 26th biggest video game franchise in the UK, just behind the Forza series but ahead of The Legend of Zelda.

Compared to last year's big fantasy release, which was Elden Ring, Hogwarts Legacy's first week sales are up 80%.

82% of Hogwarts Legacy's sales were on PS5, with the remaining 18% on Xbox Series S and X. Digital sales will likely reduce that gap between the two platforms as Xbox's digital share tends to be higher than it is in physical (in part due to the popularity of the digital-only Xbox Series S)."

Here is the GfK UK Boxed Top Ten for the week ending February 11, 2023:

Last WeekThis WeekTitle
New Entry1Hogwarts Legacy
22God of War Ragnarok
13FIFA 23
44Mario Kart 8: Deluxe
115Animal Crossing: New Horizons
56Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
37Dead Space
68Nintendo Switch Sports
79Minecraft (Switch)
1810New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe

Biggest Harry Potter Game Launches (GfK data)

12023Hogwarts Legacy (Warner Bros)
22001Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (EA)
32010LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1 - 4
42002Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (EA)
52005Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
62004Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (EA)
72007Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix (EA)
82010Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt 1 (EA)
92009Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (EA)
10y2003Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup
112011Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt 2 (EA)
122016LEGO Harry Potter Collection (Warner Bros)
132001LEGO Creator: Harry Potter (Focus)
142012Harry Potter for Kinect (Warner Bros)
152005Harry Potter Collection (EA)
162004Harry Potter Deluxe Edition (Aspyr)
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Not suprising because the others are just movie tie in games. There is more hype with this one.
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82 percent on ps5? That seems crazy high. Do xbox gamers not buy physical much anymore? Combined physical and digital data will be interesting.
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No shit. I love the original games but they don't even come close to this. They were basically just movie tie ins. Hogwarts Legacy is a really good open world RPG that anyone can enjoy as long as they like the world, lore, etc. A lot of people have it in their heads that Harry Potter is only for kids but it's not.
Rolling around like a prick is not for everybody.
Funnily enough...Hogwarts Legacy has a roll dodge very similar to Souls games lol.


Thrilled! Please, can this be a sign to companies not to let the likes of ResetEra and weirdo journalists dictate your decisions. An extremely loud and annoying minority, not representative of your consumers.

J.K's music's so loud, she's singing............
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Looks like I'll be playing this game soon enough. My brother just bought the game and currently playing it. How wonderful now I get to play the game just to spite the woke REEs.

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