Hogwarts Legacy's opening week is the biggest game launch across Europe since RDR2 if you exclude Fifa and CoD titles. Beating Elden Ring by a whopping 56%.
Here's a list of major game releases since RDR2 Hogwarts defeated:
- Cyberpunk 2077
- Assassin's Creed Valhalla
- The Last of Us Part 2
- Spider-Man Miles Morales
- God of War Ragnarok
- Splatoon 3
- Pokemon Legends Arceus
- Pokemon Scarlett and Violet
- Halo Infinite
- Forza Horizon 5
It certainly has exceeded my expectations, I was expecting it to be around a 10m seller lifetime, I think it will easily surpass that now. To imagine a certain gaming forum even banned all talk of one of the biggest games of the year. So much for the "controversy".
The digital data is in. Hogwarts Legacy's opening week was 56% bigger across Europe than Elden Ring. It's the biggest game launch outside of FIFA & Call of Duty since Red Dead Redemption 2.— Christopher Dring (@Chris_Dring) February 16, 2023
It backs up the theory that gamers are gravitating towards the big brands at the moment
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