Hogwarts Legacy is Back at the Top of a Sales Chart

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  • Hogwarts Legacy makes a triumphant return to the UK charts, reclaiming its number one spot from Paper Mario.
  • The game’s popularity spike coincides with a major discount and the announcement of an upcoming content update.
  • With new outfits, character variations, and a photo mode on the way, Hogwarts Legacy continues to captivate fans and draw in new players.

Hogwarts Legacy continues to prove its popularity with its recent comeback on the UK charts following a several-week drop. Despite breaking several records during its first year, Hogwarts Legacy had lost its spot at number one over time, but a recent report shows that the game is back on top for now.

Hogwarts Legacy was an instant hit upon its release last year, breaking records for most-viewed video game streamed on Twitch and becoming one of the highest-grossing and most popular video games of all time. However, updates have been slow up until now, with a highly-anticipated update for Hogwarts Legacy expected to launch on June 6. As a possible result of the lengthy content hiatus, Hogwarts Legacy has fallen in popularity over the last several weeks, coming in second behind the remake of Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door that was released last week.

According to data reported by Nintendo Life, however, Hogwarts Legacy has once again reclaimed its number one status on the UK charts as Paper Mario dropped to second place. The numbers are pulled from a variety of platforms, including the Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, and Xbox One. Hogwarts Legacy has been struggling to rise in the ranks for a few weeks, sitting at number 8 just a few weeks ago.

Top 10 Best Selling Games in the UK This Week

  1. Hogwarts Legacy
  2. Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door
  3. F1 24
  4. EA Sports FC 24
  5. Marvel’s Spider-Man 2
  6. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  7. Super Mario Bros. Wonder
  8. Minecraft
  9. Elden Ring
  10. Grand Theft Auto V

While the game has slowly fought its way back to the top, it is possible that its reclaimed spot is due to a major announcement that was released last week. The price of Hogwarts Legacy dropped to a historical low, with prices falling to almost half-off the usual price of $59.99. It is unclear what prompted the discount, but players from across different platforms were able to take advantage of the all-time low prices, which also included the digital deluxe version of Hogwarts Legacy.

With Hogwarts Legacy just announcing a new update that will include new outfits, characterizations, and a new photo mode, the promise of new content will likely revitalize current players while continuing to draw new players in. By usurping Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, which was released last week, Hogwarts Legacy is proving it has staying power, even more than a year after its release.

Despite controversy surrounding the Harry Potter franchise and calls for players to boycott the game last year, Hogwarts Legacy continues to draw fans. With its upcoming content update, it also seems as though Avalanche Software is determined to continue to provide players with new offerings, which could in turn continue to keep Hogwarts Legacy in the Top 10 for a long time.