Hogwarts Legacy Surpasses Elden Ring’s UK Physical Launch Sales by 80%

Hogwarts Legacy has experienced a magical beginning in the UK. Its launch was surrounded by controversy, but yet this mesmerizing game captured hearts and minds becoming the top-selling last week. The data from Gfk (via GamesIndustry) revealed it had an outstanding debut – proving its popularity as a captivating experience for Harry Potter fans everywhere.

Hogwarts Legacy has had an incredibly successful debut in retail stores. Compared to last year’s Elden Ring launch, its physical sales have soared beyond expectations by a whopping 80%. This marks the biggest-ever Harry Potter game launch, beating 2001’s beloved Philosopher’s Stone edition with 64% higher initial sales. Plus, just within its first week of release, it reached record-breaking heights no one could’ve imagined – smashing even its highest goal by more than double.

Hogwarts Legacy is a smash hit, and the numbers prove it. Not only did 82% of purchases come through on PS5 alone – but digital sales haven’t even been included in those figures. It looks like this game isn’t going anywhere anytime soon, either. With upcoming releases for both last-gen consoles plus Nintendo Switch planned, there’s plenty to look forward to as Hogwarts Legacy continues ruling over gaming charts all year long.

GfK UK Boxed Top Ten

Last Week This Week Title
New Entry 1 Hogwarts Legacy
2 2 God of War Ragnarok
1 3 FIFA 23
4 4 Mario Kart 8: Deluxe
11 5 Animal Crossing: New Horizons
5 6 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
3 7 Dead Space
6 8 Nintendo Switch Sports
7 9 Minecraft (Switch)
18 10 New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe

Biggest Harry Potter Game Launches (GfK data)

Position Year Title
1 2023 Hogwarts Legacy (Warner Bros)
2 2001 Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (EA)
3 2010 LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1 – 4
4 2002 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (EA)
5 2005 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
6 2004 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (EA)
7 2007 Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix (EA)
8 2010 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt 1 (EA)
9 2009 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (EA)
10y 2003 Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup
11 2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt 2 (EA)
12 2016 LEGO Harry Potter Collection (Warner Bros)
13 2001 LEGO Creator: Harry Potter (Focus)
14 2012 Harry Potter for Kinect (Warner Bros)
15 2005 Harry Potter Collection (EA)
16 2004 Harry Potter Deluxe Edition (Aspyr)
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Amie Gammons

A huge fan of puzzlers. Would love to experience the world and takedown on every single and upcoming game title. In the free time love to sing, follow recent game rumors and try to decrypt them in the best possible way.

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