We’re not even done with Q3 2023, but it’s easy to assume that Hogwarts Legacy will be one of the biggest games of the year. Although it was a resounding success, the Warner Bros. games no longer it lost around 95% of the players in 40 days on PC after reaching almost 900K players.
Hogwarts Legacy had already reached hundreds of thousands of players on PC in the three days of early access available to those who pre-ordered. But it was February 12, two days after launch, when the game hit the Maximum peak of 879,308 players on Steam. Now the number is around 40,000 on average.
According to a survey on the TrueTrophies website, the PlayStation 5 version of Hogwarts Legacy lost around 54% of players during the same period. The site compares this drop to God of War Ragnarok, which took twice as long to get as many players as the Warner Bros. Games has today.
Elden Ring kept players longer
For comparison, let’s take the biggest hit of 2022 – Elden Ring. FromSoftware’s latest title peaked at 953,426 players on PC about 10 days after its release on February 24. If we consider the same initial 40 days, on April 5 the game still had more than 300,000 players.
To reach the same number of players as Hogwarts Legacy, Elden Ring took about four months. Currently, the FromSoftware title has the same average number of players as the game from the Harry Potter universe, which is around 40,000 players.
In the case of Hogwarts Legacy, it’s hard to tell if players are just giving up or have already finished the game. Regarding Elden Ring, it’s easy to say that the game has a considerably higher difficulty, plus the replay factor with various challenges, numerous buildings to explore, or spend time simply invading or helping other players, and more.
Did you play Elden Ring and Hogwarts Legacy? What do you think of the numbers presented here? Leave your opinion.
Hogwarts Legacy surpasses total Elden Ring sales in one month in UK
The game has been at the top of the bestseller list there since its release.
Source: SteamDB (1), SteamDB (2), TrueTrophies
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