Hogwarts Legacy Surpasses $1 Billion In Sales with Massive New Patch Introducing Arachnophobia Mode and 500+ Fixes

Hogwarts Legacy has become a runaway success, achieving $1 billion in retail sales since its launch this year, according to parent company WB Discovery. The game, released in February, is the largest ever for WB Games and 2023’s top-selling game so far, the company said during its latest investor briefing. The game achieved $850 million from sales of 12 million copies in its first two weeks, though no new unit sales figures have been provided since. The game is available on PS5, Xbox Series X|S and PC and became available on PS4 and Xbox One on May 5, with the Switch port set to launch in July.

Amazing Sales Across the Board

Comparing sales figures for Hogwarts legacy to other major franchises, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 raked in $1 billion in revenue over 10 days while Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto V cleared $1 billion in sales in just three days. While there is no information available on Hogwarts Legacy’s actual development and marketing costs, the game’s billion-dollar milestone is still significant.

New Patch Brings Fixes and an Arachnophobia Mode

Avalanche, the game’s developer, has just released a patch adding an Arachnophobia mode for players who are uneasy around spiders. This mode reduces spider screeches and skitters, removes small spider ground effect spawners, and makes dead spiders in the world invisible, among other things. The update also adds a new cosmetic set for Professor Ronen and includes over 500 fixes. The full patch notes can be found on the game’s website.

Future Plans for Harry Potter

WB Discovery has announced plans for a 10-year Harry Potter live action TV series, showing the company’s commitment to the franchise. Another Potter-themed game, Quidditch Champions, is currently in development.


Hogwarts Legacy continues to be massively popular with gamers worldwide. Its success is a testament to the appeal of the Harry Potter brand and the talents of the Avalanche development team. With its focus on player choice, it manages to capture the essence of the Hogwarts experience while still providing fresh and exciting gameplay.


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