Hogwarts Legacy Made More Money Than Ant-Man 3

Hogwarts Legacy has made three times as much money as Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania.

By Jason Collins | Published

Despite being boycotted by various activist groups, Hogwarts Legacy outsold Elden Ring, the 2022 Game of the Year, and went on to earn more money than the recently released Marvel movie Ant-Man 3. We’re already aware of the fact that gamers are now outselling films by a significant margin, especially after the release of Modern Warfare 2, but hardly anyone expected the game to out-earn a cinematic release from the acclaimed MCU.

According to VGC, Hogwarts Legacy sold more than 12 million copies of the game and made more than $850 million in sales in the first two weeks following its release on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series consoles, and PC. The game went on to earn more in the months following its release, and current numbers suggest that it made more than $1 billion—twice as much as Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, which earned some $474 million. And to be honest, those sales numbers are only going to rise once the game launches on the last-gen consoles, such as PS4 and Xbox One.

It’s also worth mentioning that Hogwarts Legacy is Warner Bros.’s fifth billion-dollar franchise, along with Mortal Kombat, Lego, DC Expanded Universe, and Game of Thrones. The company hasn’t stopped there either since plenty of other games are also being developed. There are high hopes for the upcoming Nintendo Switch version of Hogwarts Legacy, which is expected to drop on July 25—since all Nintendo Switch releases drop approximately six to twelve months after the current-gen release.

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The high expectations stem from an incredibly large Harry Potter fan base in Japan, a market in which Nintendo has dominance. This is also likely to push the Hogwarts Legacy sales numbers and earnings even further. In fact, Warner Bros. believes that the Switch version is likely to outsell both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of the game, which isn’t really outside the realm of possibility, given the ever-increasing popularity of Nintendo Switch.

In other Hogwarts Legacy-related news, Avalanche Software—the game’s developers—has released the first major patch for the game, which introduced an arachnophobia mode for the game. For context, some people have a reasonable fear of spiders—there’s no such thing as an unreasonable fear of spiders—so the developers have implemented a mode that turns giant arachnids into giant fluffy creatures that are much more pleasant victims of Avada Kedavra for those suffering from arachnophobia.

In the end, we can’t really discuss the success of Hogwarts Legacy without mentioning those who would like to see the game fail. Various activist groups and LGBTQ+ community supporters called for the boycott of the game on social media platforms, such as Twitter and TikTok, due to J.K. Rowling‘s opinion on LGBTQ+ individuals. However, if there was ever a book of activism’s largest failures, boycotting this mega-blockbuster would be on the cover, with various LGBTQ+ activists not only failing to boycott the game but some of them were won over by the gaming title.

Ultimately, the success of Hogwarts Legacy is a lesson in itself—gamers don’t care about politics; the only thing we care about is video games. And quality speaks for itself.