Hogwarts Legacy Knocks Star Wars Jedi: Survivor Off the Top of Sales Chart
Hogwarts Legacy has managed to knock off Star Wars Jedi: Survivor from the top of a sales chart. Hogwarts Legacy and Star Wars Jedi: Survivor are two of the biggest games to release in the first half of 2023, with both titles receiving good reviews at launch. The PS5 version of Hogwarts Legacy has a score of 84 on Metacritic, while Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is sitting a bit higher at 86.
Hogwarts Legacy has been a massive success, selling more than 15 million copies since its launch in February. This number is without including the release of Hogwarts Legacy on PS4, Xbox One, and Switch, so fans can expect this total to go higher in the coming weeks. Hogwarts Legacy spent a considerable amount of time at the top of sales rankings, but it eventually got outsold by popular multiplayer games and new blockbuster releases. Now, a new sales chart sees the return of Hogwarts Legacy to the top, dethroning Star Wars Jedi: Survivor.
As reported by GamesIndustry, Hogwarts Legacy was the best-selling game in the UK last week, outperforming games like Star Wars Jedi: Survivor and Dead Island 2. The recent release of the PS4 and Xbox One versions of Hogwarts Legacy contributed to its final rankings, although they were not anywhere near its sales numbers at launch. Still, the report mentions that the release of Hogwarts Legacy on previous generation consoles is the fourth-biggest launch in the UK, behind Star Wars Jedi: Survivor and Resident Evil 4.
Hogwarts Legacy fans should note that this data is based on physical game sales in the UK, so the rankings can be different with digital sales included. Star Wars Jedi: Survivor was the second best-selling game in the UK last week, with a drop of 68% from its launch. Single-player games tend to face a hard drop-off after the initial launch, so these Star Wars Jedi: Survivor numbers are following a similar trend.
It does seem like Star Wars Jedi: Survivor has also been a hit, with launch sales being up 30% when compared to Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. The top 10 best-selling games in the UK last week also include Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, FIFA 23, WWE 2K23, and Grand Theft Auto 5 among others. It’ll be interesting to see how Star Wars Jedi: Survivor fares next week, assuming that sales of Hogwarts Legacy on PS4 and Xbox One may face a similar drop-off.
Hogwarts Legacy is out now for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S, with a Switch version coming July 25.
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