Hogwarts Legacy is now sitting at the top of the ranks in European game sales in the first half of 2023.
It has been revealed that Hogwarts Legacy’s sales were 69 percent higher than those recorded by Elden Ring in the first six months of 2022. When released in February 2023, it became Europe’s most popular title.
This is based on the GSD data that got published on GamesIndustry.biz. It covers the physical game sales from major European markets and digital sales from most leading publishers. This excludes 505 Games and Nintendo.
Diablo 4 is only the second biggest game of the year despite it being released in June 2023. Activision Blizzard recently announced that over 10 million players have “experienced” Diablo IV worldwide during its launch month. This makes it the company’s fastest-selling title to date.
On the third rank is FIFA 23 for the first half of 2023. It has up to 24 percent sales compared to FIFA 22’s during the same period in 2022.
It was also revealed that 76.1 million console and PC games were sold in Europe during the first half of 2023. Physical sales have 38.2 percent of overall sales and digital sales for 61.8 percent.