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‘Hogwarts Legacy’ fills Warner’s pockets with its impressive sales, and it goes for more

Since its launch in February, Hogwarts Legacy has sold more than 15 million copies and has exceeded 1,000 million dollars in collection. This was stated by Warner Bros. Discovery this Friday (via VGC), by upgrading the stats of the third-person RPG based on the franchise of Harry Potter.

In this way, the video game has ratified its success worldwide, despite the attempted boycott and the controversies that arose prior to its release. David Zaslav, CEO of Warner Bros. Discovery, stressed the importance of the brand surpassed by the title developed by Avalanche Software.

“This is our fifth billion dollar video game franchise along with Mortal Kombat, game of Thrones, our Lego and DC titles. And many more games are coming soon, including Hogwarts Legacy on Nintendo Switch,” the executive said.

It is worth remembering, however, that the bulk of the sales of Hogwarts Legacy it came in the days after its release. The title came to PS5, Xbox Series X | S and PC on February 10 and sold 12 million copies in its first two weekswhich allowed him to raise more than 850 million dollars globally.

It is logical that the pace of trade has not been as frenetic since then, but the new figures show that interest in the game is still alive. And from Warner Bros. Discovery they bet that this proposal will continue to grow with its arrival on more platforms.

Hogwarts Legacy continue on the path of success and reach more platforms

Let’s keep in mind that today, May 5th, the long-awaited debut of Hogwarts Legacy on PS4 and Xbox One. The premiere had been scheduled for April, but in March the developers decided to postpone it. And it was probably for the best, considering that Avalanche Software claims that more than 500 bugs have been fixed. In addition, the title comes with a new mode for arachnophobes.

However, high expectations are placed on what happens from July 25, when the game finally launches on the Switch. Jean-Briac Perrette, president and CEO of global streaming and gaming at Warner Bros. Discovery, believes there will be significant sales developments when Hogwarts Legacy Arrive on the Nintendo console.

The aforementioned considers that, although Harry Potter is a worldwide phenomenon, has a very strong fan base in Japan. Which adds to Nintendo’s strong sense of belonging to its homeland. Therefore, he hopes that the launch on his console will be more commercially advantageous than when talking about the Xbox One or the PS4. In simpler terms: Perrette is confident that the arrival of Hogwarts Legacy to the Switch will further push global sales and grosses.

All of this also makes it clear that the franchise hasn’t lost its appeal, even outside of video games. In February we found out that Hogwarts Legacy would have its own series for HBO Max, whose events would be set prior to Harry Potter and fantastic animals. Although since then not much has been known about it. To which is added that JK Rowling’s literary saga will also have a new adaptation for the aforementioned streaming service, which promises to be “very faithful to the books.”

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