Hogwarts Legacy Becomes Second Best Selling Retail PS5 Game in Japan

Hogwarts Legacy has become the second best-selling retail game on PlayStation 5 in Japan. According to the latest sales figures, Gran Turismo 7 tops the list with 298,945 copies sold, followed by Hogwarts Legacy with 154,174 copies sold.

Developed by Avalanche Software and published by Warner Bros. Games, Hogwarts Legacy takes players on a journey to uncover an ancient secret hidden within the wizarding world. The game was met with great anticipation, and despite facing controversy before its release, garnered significant attention and positive reception from gamers and critics alike.

RankGame TitleCopies Sold
1Gran Turismo 7298,945
2Hogwarts Legacy154,174
3Horizon Forbidden West151,755
4Elden Ring141,741

Hogwarts Legacy has shattered records since its early access period, becoming the most-watched single-player game of all time on the streaming platform Twitch. Its official release on 10 February 2023 has led to global sales revenue of $850 million and over 280 million hours played worldwide, breaking company records for Warner Bros. Games.

Hogwarts Legacy is set within the enchanting world of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Players can explore a variety of familiar locations, such as Hogsmeade and the Forbidden Forest. Attending classes is a fundamental aspect of the game, allowing players to develop their magical abilities and progress through the story. Players also have the opportunity to select from one of the four well-known Hogwarts Houses: Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, and Slytherin, each offering a unique common room and exclusive quests.

Hogwarts Legacy is currently available for the PS5, Xbox Series S|X, and PC. It is scheduled for release on PlayStation 4, and Xbox One in May, and on Nintendo Switch in July 2023.