Hogwarts Legacy Outsells Elden Ring on First Week Sales


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Elden Ring was one of the biggest games to come out last year, and it even got to win Game of the Year at the Game Awards, beating out titles like God of War Ragnarok and Horizon Forbidden West. However, it looks like the game has found a serious contender this year.

Hogwarts Legacy Outsells Elden Ring on First Week Sales

As reported by GamesIndustry.biz, Hogwarts Legacy was the best-selling game last week, and it sold so well, that its first week beat out last year’s highest-selling fantasy game, Elden Ring, by a whopping 80%. It even gets more impressive when you take note that HL was only available for new-gen consoles like the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S, while Elden Ring was available for old-gen platforms like the PS4 and Xbox One as well.  

It’s probably no mystery that Hogwarts Legacy managed to build all this hype, even with the boycott. After all, fans have been starved for Hogwarts content since the end of the last Harry Potter movie more than ten years ago. Plus, there are multiple ways to enjoy the IP from books, to a live-action play, to a whole theme park.

Maybe once Elden Ring gets its own theme park, it can generate enough excitement for a sequel—or the upcoming DLC that’s said to be in development.

Hogwarts Legacy is currently available for PS5, PC, and Xbox Series X|S. The game launches for Xbox One and PS4 on April 4, and Nintendo Switch on July 25. Elden Ring is now playable for all major platforms save for the Nintendo Switch.

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