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Hogwarts Legacy Has Earned More Than Most Harry Potter Movies

The game has earned over $1 billion in gross revenue – more than six of the eight franchise films

Hogwarts Legacy, the popular open-world RPG that takes place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry long before the birth of Harry Potter, has already netted $1 billion in global sales. The game launched on next-gen consoles and PC in February and is now available on PS4 and XBOX ONE.

Hogwarts Legacy

Hogwarts Legacy places players in the shoes of a new student at Hogwarts. A rare exception, the player character begins their Hogwarts career as a fifth-year student who has the ability to see traces of ancient magic. Players will take part in the sorting ceremony, learn various spells and battle evil wizards and dangerous wildlife as they attempt to thwart the villainous goblin Ranrock.

The game also allows players to immerse themselves in other parts of wizarding life, like visiting the town of Hogsmeade and caring for and breeding magical creatures. Considering the popularity of the Harry Potter franchise, it’s not surprising that Hogwarts Legacy is selling well. What is surprising, however, is that the game has already made more than most of the films.

Deathly Hallows Part 2 had the highest revenue

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone netted nearly a billion in revenue from its initial release. The film has since earned over a billion due to subsequent theatre releases. Of the eight Harry Potter films, the only other film to break $1 billion in revenue was Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows Part 2. In contrast, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets has a gross income of $879 million. At the same time, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, the lowest-grossing of the eight films, earned roughly $790 million.

Considering Hogwarts Legacy has only been available for a few months makes its revenue all the more significant. After years of fascination with the Harry Potter series, it appears fans are excited to immerse themselves in the franchise world in a new way.

Hogwarts Legacy is the first game taking place inside the Harry Potter Universe that doesn’t revolve around the events of the book and movie series. And considering the game’s revenue, it likely won’t be the last. Hogwarts Legacy will launch on Nintendo Switch on July 25th.

Written By

Jack Brassell is a freelance journalist and aspiring novelist. Jack is a self-proclaimed nerd with a lifelong passion for storytelling. As an author, Jack writes mostly horror and young adult fantasy. Also an avid gamer, she works as the lead news editor at Hardcore Droid. When she isn't writing or playing games, she can often be found binge-watching Parks & Rec or The Office, proudly considering herself to be a cross between Leslie Knope and Pam Beasley.

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