Hogwarts Legacy Dominates Sales Chart Once Again, Securing Top Spot for Latest Gaming Rankings

Hogwarts Legacy’s global success continues, with a fresh report stating that the famous action-RPG topped the Australian sales list in its first week. This development highlights the game’s early momentum, which has already prompted Avalanche Software to reassess its lack of Hogwarts Legacy DLC plans.

So far, the new Harry Potter game has broken a 22-year-old UK sales record and become the most-watched single-player title in Twitch history, as well as WB Games’ largest Steam launch to date. These early milestones alone make it one of the year’s most successful games, especially since it has yet to reach half of its target platforms. According to year-end figures, Avalanche Software is still working on porting the game to last-generation consoles, which have a combined installed base of roughly 300 million copies.

Meanwhile, Hogwarts Legacy continues to top PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X/S sales rankings, with the newest proof coming from Oceania. According to the Interactive Games and Entertainment Association, the RPG debuted at the top of the weekly sales rankings in both Australia and New Zealand, outselling NBA 2K23 and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, which finished second and third in both territories, respectively.

The top five best-selling games in Australia and New Zealand for the week ending February 12, 2023 were FIFA 23 and Grand Theft Auto 5. The bottom portions of the rankings in both nations are a little more diversified, however both feature Middle-earth: Shadow of War and The Last of Us Remastered. Although Aussies bought The Last of Us Part 1, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and Middle-Earth: The Shadow Bundle in droves, Kiwis preferred Red Dead Redemption 2, Sea of Thieves, and WWE 2K22, according to the same survey.

While these rankings do not include actual sales data, they are based on assessments of both physical and digital purchases undertaken by the Interactive Software Federation of Europe, which also monitors Asia-Pacific markets despite its name. As a result, they are more conclusive than certain other country-specific reports, such as the one that recently claimed Hogwarts Legacy outsold Pokémon Scarlet and Violet in Japan during their first week.

Hogwarts Legacy’s multiplatform pre-order statistics previously showed that it will be one of the largest games of 2023, so these early sales numbers, no matter how good, are far from shocking. The game’s huge commercial momentum is set to continue in the coming months, thanks in large part to future ports for last-generation systems.