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Hogwarts Legacy Passes $1 Billion in Sales – Adds Arachnophobia Mode

Hogwarts Legacy, the latest role-playing adventure game set in the Wizarding World of the Harry Potter universe, continues to rake in big numbers. According to publisher Warner Bros Games, it’s now the company’s largest game of all time and recently passed 15 million copies sold, amassing around $1 billion in sales. Additionally, the game launched on PS4 and Xbox One recently which arrived alongside a massive patch for all platforms that adds an arachnophobia mode and more.

Speaking during its latest investor briefing, Warner Bros Games confirmed that Hogwarts Legacy has now sold over 15 million copies on PS5, Xbox Series X/S and PC. The publisher did not disclose the overall cost of the game’s development or marketing cost so it’s hard to gauge how large that profit margin is, though any video game earning $1 billion is nonetheless a major milestone and one a few notable games have reached before.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, for example, earned $1 billion in revenue only 10 days after its launch. The Call of Duty franchise has generally been very profitable for Activision and it’s not the only entry to achieve such commercial success. On the other hand, Warner Bros Games took a gamble with an open-world Harry Potter RPG and it paid off.

Hogwarts Legacy developer Avalanche Software has released a new massive patch for the game which is currently available on all platforms. The update adds an Arachnophobia mode that essentially makes spiders less scary by reducing spider screeches and skitters as well as turning all dead spiders in the game invisible. In total, over 500 fixes were introduced in this latest update that aims to address issues across consoles and PC. Check out the full patch notes here.

Hogwarts Legacy is currently available for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and PC.

Source: Warner Bros Games

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