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Hogwarts Legacy Leads February Sales Charts, The Last of Us Sales Rise Again

Hogwarts Legacy soared on the charts as the best-selling game of February 2023, and The Last of Us sales increased accordingly.

Share sales volume Matt Piscatella, Executive Director and Games Industry Analyst at Circana (formerly known as NPD), shows that Hogwarts Legacy ranked #1 for February sales across PlayStation, Xbox and Steam. The game is not only the best-selling game of the month, it is also the best-selling game of 2023 to date, surpassing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Dead Space Remake, Madden NFL 23 and FIFA 23.

Sales of The Last Of Us games topped the charts again last month, but still fell short of Wizarding World titles. ), Wild Hearts, Like A Dragon: Isin!, and Octopath Traveler 2. These are all new releases. Meanwhile, The Last Of Us: Part 2 is his 18th (up from 41st last month), just behind Sonic Frontiers, which released in November.

Last month, Warner Bros. Games announced that Hogwarts Legacy had sold over 12 million copies in its first two weeks. The company touted the game as its biggest global launch to date, despite controversy prior to its release.

Hogwarts Legacy’s sales success was in no small part due to the PS5 pushing hardware spending up to 29%. It was also named last month’s best-selling console.

Hogwarts Legacy is available now on PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and Steam. It will be available on PS4 and Xbox One on May 5th and on Nintendo Switch on July 25th.

Christina Alexander is a freelance writer for IGN. She has contributed her work to various publications including Digital Trends, TheGamer, Twinfinite, Mega Visions and The Escapist. To paraphrase Calvin Harris, she has her love for Sonic the Hedgehog up her sleeve like a big deal – follow her on her Twitter @SonicPrincess15.

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