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Hogwarts Legacy broke a string of successes in the gaming industry that lasted for 14 years

Hogwarts Legacy broke a string of successes in the gaming industry that lasted for 14 years

According to newly released data, 2023It was the best-selling video game Hogwarts Legacy From WB Games. This means that for the first time in over a decade, it wasn't the best-selling game of the year either Call of duty, grand theft autoOr any other game published by Rockstar.

Released in February 2023, Hogwarts Legacy It was not a success with critics and ended up not winning many major awards. But there are a lot of Harry Potter fans in the world and the first major open-world AAA game set in this universe is bound to be a smash hit – even if it's not very good. He has also helped port the game to every platform under the sun, Including Nintendo Switch. So, it's not a huge shock, it sold very well. However, it is surprising to see that this breaks a long-standing streak that began when George W. Bush was still in the White House.

January 18 Piscatella died– Video game industry analyst and CEO at Sirkana (formerly NPD)-He tweeted some interesting statistics about video game hardware and software sales over the course of all of 2023. These new statistics included confirmation that yes, Hogwarts Legacy It was the best-selling video game of 2023 in the United States.

According to newly released data, Hogwarts Legacy It was the best-selling game of the year on PS5 and PS4. On Xbox Series It was number five on Switch.

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As Piscatella pointed out on Twitterin 2008 Rock band It was the best-selling video game in the United States. Since then, every year, Call of duty Or a video game published by Rockstar topped the charts. Here's what it looks like:

2009 — Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2
2010 — call of duty black ops
2011 — Call of duty modern warfare 3
2012 — Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
2013 — Grand Theft Auto V
2014 — Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
2015 — Call of Duty: Black Ops 3
2016 — Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
2017 — Call of Duty: World War II
2018 — Red Dead Redemption 2
2019 — Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
2020 — Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
2021 — Call of Duty: Vanguard
2022 — Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II
2023 — Hogwarts Legacy

Wow, that's a lot cod! It's interesting to see that the only games that can take the top spot and beat it Call of duty These are open world games, such as JTA And 2023 Hogwarts Legacy. This may explain why many studios and publishers continue to produce bigger and bigger open-world video games. People seem to love them. Though, not as much as your average Call of duty.

If you are interested in The 12 best-selling games of 2023 Across all platforms, here's the list:

1. Hogwarts Legacy

2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III

3. Madden NFL 24

4. Marvel Spider-Man 2

5. The Legend of Zelda: Kingdom Tears

6. Diablo IV

7. Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2

8. Mortal Kombat 1

9. Star Wars Jedi: Survivor

10. EA Sports FC 24

11. Starfield

12. Super Mario Bros Wonder

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