Hogwarts Legacy Becomes The Second Biggest Single Player Launch On Steam

The Harry Potter Hogwarts Legacy game is currently available through the Deluxe Edition, and the game is skyrocketing on Twitch and Steam ahead of its official launch date on February 10. The game has received generally positive reviews from a number of critics. The game is generating much discussion and controversy regarding the author J.K. Rowling and her comments on the transgender community.

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On Steam, Hogwarts Legacy reached over 487,000 players to beat Fallout 4, peaking at 472,962 players. It has now achieved the second-highest concurrent player record for a paid single-player game, second only to Cyberpunk 2077. Those numbers come from Benji-Sales on Twitter.

Steam’s own public data shows that Hogwarts Legacy is the best-selling game on the platform to date. . You can see more data points on Hogwarts’ Twitch Legacy streaming numbers on Gamesight.

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However, Hogwarts Legacy continues to be surpassed by several multiplayer games on Twitch and Steam. For example, Elden Ring is primarily a single-player game but has a multiplayer mode. But other games, like CS:GO and PUBG, have higher Steam and Twitch counts than Hogwarts Legacy.

The game is coming to PS4 and Xbox One in April, while the Nintendo Switch version is due out in July 2023. Fans have been waiting for Hogwarts Legacy for a long time, as it was originally slated to launch in 2021 before being carried over to 2022 and then again until 2023.