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In 5 Weeks, Hogwarts Legacy Surpasses Lifetime Sales Of Elden Ring In UK

Hogwarts Legacy continues to put up big sales numbers. In the UK, the game remained No. 1 on the sales charts for another week and has now, after five weeks, passed the lifetime sales of Elden Ring in the UK.

A specific unit sales number for Hogwarts Legacy in the UK was not published. However, we do know that the numbers include digital and physical sales combined, for both Hogwarts Legacy and Elden Ring. Comparisons between the two games are being made because they are both breakout hits not part of massive, ongoing game franchises like perennial powerhouses Call of Duty and FIFA. Hogwarts Legacy, of course, is a Harry Potter game and benefits from the franchise’s fandom.

Hogwarts Legacy will grow further still, as it’s set to release on PS4 and Xbox One in May, followed by a launch on Nintendo Switch this July.

Hogwarts Legacy got off to a fast start upon launch in February, selling 12 million copies and generating $850 million in revenue after its first two weeks worldwide. Those strong sales demonstrate the ongoing appeal of the Harry Potter franchise, according to WB Discovery.

Outside of the game series, WB Discovery boss David Zaslav is reportedly interested in creating more Harry Potter content, and one possibility is a live-action TV series for HBO Max.

UK Top 10 Best-Selling Games Week Ending March 11

Hogwarts LegacyFIFA 23Mario Kart 8 DeluxeMetroid Prime RemasteredGod of War RagnarokGTA VMinecraft: Switch EditionCall of Duty: Modern Warfare 2Nintendo Switch SportsAnimal Crossing: New Horizons

Hogwarts Legacy is developed by Avalanche Software, a subsidiary of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. The game has been embroiled in controversy due to transphobic remarks from Harry Potter author JK Rowling. Although she is not personally involved with its development, she stands to profit from its success. For more, read our in-depth article on how Rowling’s comments have impacted the trans community. In this article, you will also find links to trans creators you can support, as well as charities you can donate to.

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