Casting a spell on players
With Nintendo’s most recent round of financial data, we finally have the last piece of the puzzle on 2023 game sales. The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom closed out 2023 with a whopping 20.28 million units sold worldwide, which is no doubt a staggering achievement. Still, that wasn’t enough to take the top spot for the year.
We now officially know that Hogwarts Legacy was the best-selling videogame in 2023 worldwide. With all platform sales combined, including the late launch on Switch, the title reached 22 million units sold altogether. Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom certainly gave Hogwarts Legacy a run for its money, but it seems the Warner Bros. title’s multiple SKUs were too much for Link to overcome.
Which title is going to have the longer legs in 2024? Will Hogwarts Legacy maintain its lead over Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, or will Nintendo’s effort manage to surpass the wizarding world? We’ll have to check back in a year’s time to find out!