Hogwarts Legacy First Week’s Sales Were 56% Higher Than Elden Ring In Europe

The first AAA Wizarding World experience has left the 2022's GOTY far behind.

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  • Hogwarts Legacy has reportedly outsold Elden Ring in its first week by a wide margin of 56% across Europe. It is seemingly the biggest game release except for FIFA and Call of Duty since Red Dead Redemption 2.
  • Hogwarts Legacy, at one point, managed to peak Steam’s weekly sales charts and outsold Steam Deck. It has also seen a slew of concurrent players, crossing over 800,000 active players after launch.
  • The industry analyst Christopher Dring further notes that gamers are slowly moving towards bigger brands in recent times.
  • No exact sales figures have been revealed that highlight the sales figure of Hogwarts Legacy yet.

To say that Hogwarts Legacy had a successful launch would be a massive understatement; the AAA Wizarding World venture has shattered all the anticipated milestones in sales and prevalence. It reportedly had a very successful first week, leaving giants like Elden Ring and some other influential entries far behind.

Hogwarts Legacy seems to have struck gold in regions across Europe. As highlighted by GamesIndustry.biz’s Head Christopher Dring, the Wizarding World simulator rolled over a huge number of units during the first week compared to FromSoftware’s Elden Ring. Hogwarts Legacy sales were 56% bigger than Elden Ring.

The industry analyst Christopher Dring further notes that gamers are slowly transitioning towards big brands in recent times, which appears to be a steady shift after some parts of last year were primarily dominated by some significant indie releases. 

Hogwarts Legacy has surpassed many renowned giant releases, only being crossed by FIFA and Call of Duty. In other words, it has seemingly relished the biggest game launch in Europe since Red Dead Redemption 2. Chris called it the “biggest game launch outside of FIFA & Call of Duty since Red Dead Redemption 2.

Rockstar Games’ Red Dead Redemption 2 arrived in the Fall of 2018, breaking many sales records back in the day. Hogwarts Legacy seems to be following the same trend, as made apparent by the number of milestones it has already achieved since its launch.

Some commenters were skeptical of the news, and one user noted that Metroid apparently sold more copies. Chris elaborated and gave us a better way of measuring Hogwarts Legacy’s success.

Chris notes that Hogwarts Legacy has already managed to outsell the best-selling Metroid game in a week. For context, Metroid Dread appears to be the best-selling installment in the franchise, which has reportedly moved over 2.9 million units as of March 31st, 2022.

Call of Duty and FIFA are the largest sale-bringers in the gaming sphere in recent times, repeatedly dominating sales charts across many regions. Regardless, Hogwarts Legacy does not seem to be far behind them. It has already managed to peak Steam’s weekly sales charts and outsold Steam Deck in Steam’s weekly sales.

Despite some lingering controversies in the gaming sphere, the new Wizarding World experience has seen a staggeringly successful launch. Chris has not yet shared exact sales data for Hogwarts Legacy, which makes it difficult to estimate the exact figures. 

However, the vast number of live streamers and active players upon Hogwarts Legacy’s launch speak numbers until official figures are released. For instance, the AAA Wizarding World experience climbed a huge figure of over 800,000 concurrent players on Steam soon after its release, which is one of the most active players we have seen.

Hogwarts Legacy achieving such an absurd sales figure over Elden Ring in its opening week is indeed surprising, noting that the game has only launched on a select few platforms yet, including PC, the Xbox Series X and Series S, and PlayStation 5. On the other hand, Elden Ring has also seen a release on the last-gen consoles.

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Shameer Sarfaraz is a Senior News Writer on eXputer who loves to keep up with the gaming and entertainment industries devoutly. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science and several years of experience reporting on games. Besides his passion for breaking news stories, Shahmeer loves spending his leisure time farming away in Stardew Valley. VGC, IGN, GameSpot, Game Rant, TheGamer, GamingBolt, The Verge, NME, Metro, Dot Esports, GameByte, Kotaku Australia, PC Gamer, and more have cited his articles.

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