Earlier this week, we reported that the release of Hogwarts Legacy far surpassed that of Elden Ring in the UK, as it sold 80% of GOTY 2022 when only considering its physical releases. Last week’s digital sales in the region were revealed today, where we’re also seeing an incredible launch for Hogwarts Legacy not seen since Red Dead Redemption 2.

According Christopher Ring of GamesIndustry.biz the digital launch of Hogwarts Legacy was 56% larger than Elden Ring in Europe, as well as the largest launch in the region since Red Dead Redemption 2, excluding FIFA and Call of Duty franchises.

Although the Harry Potter franchise is far more popular than Elden Ring, the comparison is made because FromSoftware’s latest title had an extremely successful launch, even exceeding Bandai Namco’s expectations. According to Dring, the Elden Ring release was right there along with more popular franchises like Fallout and even Pokémon.

Last year we reported that elderberry ring it sold 12 million units in just two weeks, so Hogwarts Legacy will surely score more than that. Tomorrow marks a week since the launch of Hogwarts Legacy but for four weeks it remained the best-selling video game on Steam thanks to its pre-sales.

It’s clear that Hogwarts Legacy is the first big hit of 2023 and a possible candidate to be considered the game of the year, especially for those who are fans of the wizarding world of Harry Potter for its books or movies. Hogwarts Legacy is available on Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5, but PS4 and Xbox One players will have to wait until April 4 to play it, while Nintendo Switch players will receive their version on July 25.

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