All a great achievement.
The Harry Potter franchise is characterized by many things, but one of them was not its video games. Yes, all the films had received an adaptation to our medium, but, despite the fact that some of these titles made the children of the time fall in love, none of them managed to reach the quality quotas that were expected. With the aim of breaking this streak, it came to us, during the month of February 2023, Hogwarts Legacya video game that tried to give everything that the other games failed to offer, as you can read in our analysis.
We have known this from the beginning, thanks to the large number of users it registered on Steam at its launchbut now we have known data, which certifies that this title has been a complete success, even exceeding the ridiculously high expectations that were held for it.
Specifically, and as the headline of this news item says, this has to do with its sales in the European territorywhich have managed to surprise locals and strangers.
A dream launch
Specifically, this has been revealed by GamesIndustry, which refers to the numbers it registered in Europe during its launch. They talk about what we would be talking about best game launch in this territory, if we were to leave out just the FIFA franchisewhich we all know has a lot of pull in this territory.
This meant that beat giants like last year’s Elden Ring, a GOTY award winner, and one of the best-selling games of 2022, as well as the Call of Duty franchise. Of course, it is necessary to point out that we are talking about the data since this list was invented, and therefore data began to be collected, which happened in 2017.
This is even more significant if we take into account that, according to these same data, Video game sales fell 10% in February 2023, compared to the same month last year. This, as they say, can be due to many factors, but among them we can attribute it to the lower number of large launches, as well as the growing inflation suffered by most European countries.