Hogwarts Legacy Breaks Twitch Record for a Single Player Game With 1.3 Million Concurrent Viewers - NewsWilliam D'Angelo , posted on 07 February 2023 / 2,563 Views
The open-world action RPG, Hogwarts Legacy, doesn't launch until this Friday, February 10, however, those who pre-ordered the Deluxe Edition have been able to get early access to the game.
Hogwarts Legacy has set a new record on Twitch with the most viewers for a single player game with 1.3 million concurrent viewers, according to data from Insider Gaming. The previous record was set by Cyberpunk 2077 in 2020 with 1.14 million concurrent viewers.
The record number of viewers has likely been helped with Twitch Drops, which gives viewers a chance to unlock late game hear early by watching 20 minutes of the official launch stream on Tuesday.
The only games to have more concurrent viewers are multiplayer titles including Fortnite with 2.3 million, League of legends with 1.78 million, and Valorant with 1.72 million.
Hogwarts Legacy will launch for the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC on February 10, for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on April 4, and for the Nintendo Switch on July 25.
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All that bashing on twitter backfired. The Streisand effect in full force.
Or maybe, just maybe, it has something to do with being a highly anticipated game in an incredibly successful franchise.
Well I’m sure he’s not contesting that is the primary reason for the success. But make a big stink like what many did, and you can piss many people off into buying something. I support adult transgenderism, but this “controversy” felt so unjustified and wrong that I felt a desire to support this game as a previously uninterested, non-Harry Potter fan.
They did not crumble under pressure and they delivered very well!
Well done avalanche!
Talk about a hyped game, and meta seems to show it is quite good game as well so congrats to the devs. Sales will also certainly hold well.
Thats really nice, happy for the developers after all they have been through. It takes courage. I am not a fan of the franchise but looking at game play it seems to be a dream for those who enjoy Harry Potter.
It’s not just a dream game for a Harry Potter fan, it’s also a good game. Like the RPG mechanics and everything are so well done and they deserve all the praise in the world.
Thanks, I might even try it then
At some point I definitely recommend that. People who don’t care about the universe will still find an incredibly satisfying open world RPG with great combat and music.
Huh, that staggered launch with different editions really has an effect it seems. I wonder if other game companies try the same in the future, releasing a premium version a few days early, so that streamers pick it up in hopes the additional views of people that haven't the game yet make their money back and these streams generating additional hype. Well played WB, well played indeed.