Warner Bros. Games has announced that “Hogwarts Legacy” had sold 22 million copies by the end of 2023, with 2 million of those selling during December.
That’s a gargantuan number for the Avalanche Studio-produced title and the “best-selling game of the year in the entire industry worldwide” according to Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment president David Haddad in a new interview with Variety.
The team are reportedly already working on follow-up additions to the Potterverse game world, including the previously announced Quidditch game which is currently in a beta-testing phase.
Several other unannounced titles are also on the way, Haddad describing them as “a series of other things [that] will let the fans be part of this world and stories and characters in deeper and deeper ways.”
When will we see any of these? Haddad says: “We don’t have any particular announcements on exactly how and when [the Quidditch game] is going to come to the market, but we are working to get it designed in a way just to delight fans.”
“Hogwarts Legacy” game stats include 707 million hours played, had 819 million potions brewed, 1.3 billion magical plants harvested, 593 million magical beasts rescued and 4.9 billion dark wizards defeated.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment also launched hit “Mortal Kombat 1” last year which he says brought “more players for that franchise” across all the titles than they “ever had before in its 30-plus year history”.
It comes as Warner Bros. Discovery chief David Zaslav indicated the plan for the company going forward is to move away from the “Hogwarts Legacy”-style single player model and towards more live service titles with regular new content.
Warner Bros. Games is next launching “Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League” on February 2nd.