Hogwarts Legacy‘s release date is delayed on older gaming consoles. This sad news was shared on Hogwarts Legacy’s official social media accounts.
Hogwarts Legacy is one of the most anticipated games of 2023 and has recently been released for PS5, PC, and Xbox Series S/X. Avalanche Software, which shared a date of April 4 to make more detailed optimization for the release of the old generation consoles, postponed the date. Let’s take a look at the details of the news together.
Has Hogwarts Legacy been delayed or not?
Avalanche Software’s production crew has little expertise with large-scale gaming. As a result, the team, which first launched the game only on new-generation consoles and PCs, announced that it would be released for old-generation systems like PS4 and Xbox One on April 4. Hogwarts Legacy will be released on PS4 and Xbox One on May 5, 2023, according to an announcement made on Twitter.
- Hogwarts Legacy PS4: May 5, 2023
- Hogwarts Legacy Xbox One: May 5, 2023
- Hogwarts Legacy Nintendo Switch: July 25, 2023
Hogwarts Legacy team also shared this on Twitter:
“We are overwhelmed with gratitude for the response to Hogwarts Legacy from fans around the globe. The team is working hard to deliver the best possible experience on all platforms and we need more time to do this. Hogwarts Legacy will launch for PS4 and Xbox One on May 5, 2023.”
We’re overwhelmed with gratitude for the response to Hogwarts Legacy from fans around the globe. The team is working hard to deliver the best possible experience on all platforms and we need more time to do this. Hogwarts Legacy will launch for PS4 and Xbox One May 5, 2023. pic.twitter.com/UjEIPXDZj2
— Hogwarts Legacy (@HogwartsLegacy) March 6, 2023
The game was also a huge success on Valve’s Steam platform. It also peaked at over 911,000 concurrent users shortly after its launch. This is the second-highest sum ever for a single-player game on Steam.
The developers of Hogwarts Legacy also spoke about the DLC. We must now wait a little longer because they will not disclose it. Together with Red Dead Redemption 2 and Elden Ring, Hogwarts Legacy had a bigger launch than any Call of Duty game released since 2017.
Hogwarts Legacy has just been out for three weeks. But it is already the sixth best-selling game of this year.
Regarding the release date, the same situation exists on the Nintendo Switch, however there is no delay. On July 25, the production will be published on the Nintendo Switch. Many gamers like Hogwarts Legacy, which has sold over 12 million copies in just two weeks, yet many individuals are unable to play the game due to technical issues. The developer team, which is experiencing optimization issues, may not want to experience the same issue on PS4 and Xbox One.
Two weeks after its release, Hogwarts Legacy sold 12 million units and made about $850 million in sales. Given that the previous Harry Potter world film grossed $406 million, and Hogwarts Legacy already more than doubled that figure. Also, over the initial two weeks of the game, users spent a total of 267 million hours.
Hogwarts Legacy is still one of the selling games on the PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and PC platforms. Also, Hogwarts Legacy will release for the older generation consoles like PS4, Xbox One on May 5th, 2023. You can watch the cinematic trailer below!
Hogwarts Legacy is still continuing to break sales numbers worldwide. And, the game is already passed lots of games like Elden Ring, The Last of Us, and more. We will update you with more news about Hogwarts Legacy!