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Hogwarts Legacy Breaks Twitch Record for a Single Player Game With 1.3 Million Concurrent Viewers

Hogwarts Legacy Breaks Twitch Record for a Single Player Game With 1.3 Million Concurrent Viewers - News

by William 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.

Hogwarts Legacy Breaks Twitch Record for a Single Player Game With 1.3 Million Concurrent Viewers

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.

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012 and taking over the hardware estimates in 2017. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel. You can contact the author on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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Mystro-Sama (on 07 February 2023)

All that bashing on twitter backfired. The Streisand effect in full force.

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TallSilhouette Mystro-Sama (on 08 February 2023)

Or maybe, just maybe, it has something to do with being a highly anticipated game in an incredibly successful franchise.

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pitzy272 TallSilhouette (on 08 February 2023)

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.

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LivncA_Dis3 (on 07 February 2023)

They did not crumble under pressure and they delivered very well!

Well done avalanche!

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DonFerrari (on 07 February 2023)

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.

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Podings (on 08 February 2023)

Oh no! And ALL OF THEM are transphobes!

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Kakadu18 (on 07 February 2023)

The hype is huge.

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EnricoPallazzo (on 08 February 2023)

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.

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Paatar EnricoPallazzo (on 08 February 2023)

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.

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EnricoPallazzo Paatar (on 09 February 2023)

Thanks, I might even try it then

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Paatar EnricoPallazzo (on 09 February 2023)

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.

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method114 Paatar (on 09 February 2023)

Yea I'm not a huge fan of the movies but the world has always been interesting to me. The game looks great.

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Mnementh (on 08 February 2023)

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.

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Hiku Mnementh (on 08 February 2023)

Some games do give early access these days when you buy the deluxe editions or whatnot. I remember Guilty Gear Strive had that. (But relatively few people are interested in watching fighting games on twitch, so this is better suited for big name releases.)

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Giggity_goo (on 07 February 2023)

them 1.3 Million need to be playing it not watching it

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Mar1217 (on 07 February 2023)

Welp, people really wanted those Twitch Drops heh

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