What is the Best Platform to Play Hogwarts Legacy? Explained

Which platform should I buy Hogwarts Legacy on? PC vs Playstation vs Xbox

Hogwarts Legacy is available on many different platforms including previous-gen consoles which makes it one of the most accessible modern games. With graphics, performances, and stability are taken into consideration, and with so many gaming platforms to choose from, which one is the best for Hogwarts Legacy? In this article, we will explore the different platforms to Play Hogwarts Legacy on and their features to help you make an informed decision.

What is the best platform to play Hogwarts Legacy on?

It’s a tough competition, but we’d recommend playing Hogwarts Legacy on the PS5 as the best platform to play on. Let’s break it down:

PlayStation 5

Playing Hogwarts Legacy on PlayStation 5 is a popular choice among gamers and is known for its fast loading times, smooth graphics, and overall gaming experience. The PS5 also offers players the option to play the game with a DualSense controller, which adds a new level of immersion with its haptic feedback and adaptive triggers. On top of that, playing Hogwarts Legacy on the PS5 will unlock exclusive content:

  • Exclusive “Haunted Hogsmeade Shop” quest
  • Shopkeepers Cosmetic Set
  • In-game Hogsmeade Shop
  • An additional dungeon
  • Felix Felicis Potion Recipe (PlayStation pre-order exclusive)

These will be exclusive for a year before it unlocks for PC, Xbox, and Nintendo Switch.

PC

Playing Hogwarts Legacy on PC offers players the most customizable and flexible gaming experience. With a wide range of graphics options and the ability to use mods, PC players can tailor their gaming experience to their preferences. Additionally, playing on PC allows players to use mouse and keyboard controls, making it easier to navigate the game’s menus and interact with objects. PC offers the most customizability in terms of optimizing your gameplay and performance experiences depending on how powerful your hardware is.

Xbox Series X | S

Playing Hogwarts Legacy for the Xbox Series X and S, it functionally performs the same as its PS5 counterpart but without the haptic feedback. It does have one big advantage over it, which is that with its access to Xbox cloud save, you can easily pick up your progress on PC anytime you wish. The Series X offers the highest quality graphics, while the Series S is more affordable and compact. Both consoles offer quick loading times and a great gaming experience for players. However, do note that you still have to purchase Hogwarts Legacy as it is not free on Xbox Game Pass.

Steam Deck

One of the biggest advantages of playing Hogwarts Legacy on the Steam Deck is its portability, and players don’t have to worry about fidelity as Devs have confirmed Hogwarts Legacy to be Steam Deck verified upon release. You can take the game with you wherever you go, whether you’re traveling, waiting in line, or simply lounging on the couch. This makes it easy to get lost in the world of Hogwarts for hours on end.

Nintendo Switch

The Nintendo Switch’s Joy-Con controllers are perfect for playing Hogwarts Legacy. The Joy-Con’s motion controls allow players to cast spells with a flick of the wrist, adding an extra level of immersion to the game. The Joy-Con’s compact design also makes it easy to play in handheld mode. However, the only downside is the delayed release date of Hogwarts Legacy on the Nintendo Switch, since the game has now been pushed back to release on this platform on July 25, 2023.

Previous-Gen (PS4, Xbox One)

We wouldn’t recommend playing Hogwarts Legacy on previous-gen consoles like the PS4 and Xbox One. Even on the PlayStation 5, Hogwarts Legacy does suffer from frame-rate drops and texture pop-ups that are hard to ignore. Moreover, you have to wait until it releases on these consoles on April 4, 2023 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.


Both PS5 and Xbox Series X|S, offer performance and fidelity modes. Performance increases Hogwarts Legacy’s frame rate allowing you to play a smooth 60 FPS with little frame drops. But those who want to experience the game at its finest visual fidelity can switch to this mode for up to 4K resolution at the cost of framerate.

PC users with powerful hardware can run 4K resolution without sacrificing frame rates depending on how strong their system is. You can check our Hogwarts Legacy PC System Requirements & How Big is the Download Size to see if your PC can handle the game on its recommended settings.

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