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Hogwarts Legacy is a successful game

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Hogwarts Legacy is a successful video game set in the Harry Potter world. It was released on February 3, 2023
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Hogwarts Legacy is a successful video game set in the Harry Potter world. It was released on February 3, 2023. The game has received mostly positive reviews from critics and fans, but some have criticized its open-world design and lack of originality. It is not the most played game at the moment, but it is among the top-selling games of 2023.

Hogwarts Legacy is a video game that is set in the world of Harry Potter, but in the 1800s. It is an immersive, open-world action RPG where you can create your own character and explore Hogwarts and other locations12. You can also learn spells, potions, and talents, and uncover a secret that could threaten the wizarding world.

People have different opinions about Hogwarts Legacy. Some are excited to play it and experience a new story in the Harry Potter universe. Some are concerned about the involvement of J.K. Rowling, who has been criticized for her views on transgender issues. Some are also worried about the game’s quality and delays.

The story

The story of Hogwarts Legacy is set in the 1890s, a century before Harry Potter’s time. You play as a student who has a mysterious power to access ancient magic. You will have to choose between using your power for good or evil, and face various threats from dark wizards, beasts, and secrets.

The game features many original characters that you can interact with, such as your friends, professors, rivals, and enemies. Some of them are Amit Thakkar, a Ravenclaw student who wants to be famous; Professor Eulalie Hicks, a Charms teacher who helps you with your power; and Livia Blackthorn, a dark witch who leads a cult called The Unbound. The game also includes some familiar characters from the Harry Potter lore, such as Albus Dumbledore (a young teacher), Nicolas Flamel (the alchemist), and Bathilda Bagshot (the historian).

Hogwarts Legacy - Hogwarts Legacy is a successful game
Hogwarts Legacy

The numbers

Hogwarts Legacy fans have collectively put 267 million hours into the magical RPG since it was released just under three weeks ago.

As revealed by Variety, Hogwarts Legacy’s popularity is continuing to soar as its players have been putting 23 million hours a day into the game, weeks after its full release.

To put that into context a bit more, as of February 16, Variety reported that 152 million hours had been played, but by February 21 it had jumped up to that 267 million mark. That’s 115 million hours in just five days, or a community total of 23 million hours played every 24 real-world hours.

Variety also reports that Hogwarts Legacy encouraged the highest traffic in the Harry Potter fan community, at least on the website Fandom, in more than seven years. Previously, the second Fantastic Beasts movie generated a similar kind of buzz, but this has since been eclipsed by Avalanche Software’s game. According to the article, Hogwarts Legacy-driven page views on the website surpassed the Fantastic Beasts heyday by 39% in just five days.

Big money

Warner Bros. Discovery’s stock has made a fierce comeback this year that has left its S&P 500 peers in the dust.

The media giant’s share price has surged about 64% so far in 2023 after falling for the last three years, making it the best year-to-date performer among S&P 500 constituents. It’s beaten popular stocks including Tesla, Meta and Amazon, which have risen 60%, 38% and 11% respectively since the start of January.

The strong rebound appears to be powered by the massive success of the highly anticipated Harry Potter-inspired video game, “Hogwarts Legacy.” The company announced last Thursday that “Hogwarts Legacy” has already sold 12 million units so far, reeling $850 million in sales, in the first two weeks since its launch.

The game was already a top seller ahead of its release, in presales, beating other games like “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II” and “Destiny 2,” even as it faced backlash and calls to boycott it due to Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling’s allegedly transphobic comments.

CEO David Zaslav said his company’s hit video game business is now a “core part of our overall strategy.”

“Hogwarts Legacy” is an action role-playing game set in the Harry Potter universe during the 1800s, a century before the events of the novels – and the player will play as a student at Hogwarts during that time.

At close on Friday, Warner Bros stock stood at $15.55 per share. It fell on the day after the company posted fourth-quarter revenue results that missed analysts’ estimates.

Hogwarts Legacy: the castle
Hogwarts Legacy: the castle

My personal review

So, I have to say that I really enjoy to play with Hogwarts Legacy and I think it is a successful game. The game drives you to learn step-by-step all the spells and try each of them. The graphic is very details and it seems quite real. Sometimes, the game doesn’t render very well some characters.

Now, I play on Xbox Series S and the game is very fluid and easy to understand. You must have 80Gb of space to install the game. I took a while to understand that when the your character has a gold circle/crown in front of him you have to protect him with the Protego spell.

Here you have to use Protego
Here you have to use Protego

Wrap up

In conclusion, Hogwarts Legacy is a successful game and I like to share with you more details about this game. I’m planning to write more posts with tips and tricks. You can follow me on Twitch where I share all my games.

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