Baldur’s Gate 3 Comes Close But Is Unable to Break Hogwarts Legacy’s Steam Record
Baldur’s Gate 3, the much-anticipated RPG title developed by Larian Studios, has seen a surge in demand since its launch late last year. However, the game has not been able to break the record set by Hogwarts Legacy, which still reigns as the highest-grossing title on Steam.
Baldur’s Gate 3 has achieved major success and critical acclaim, with many praising its expansive and vibrant world, as well as its deep systems and engaging storyline. It is undoubtedly one of the biggest releases in the RPG genre in recent times, and has been the talk of the gaming industry.
Despite all of this, the game has failed to break the record set by Hogwarts Legacy, which recorded over 500,000 peak concurrent players on its launch day on Steam. This record was far from what Baldur’s Gate 3 achieved, with a peak concurrent player count of around 180,000.
While Baldur’s Gate 3 has impressed with its content and soundtrack, it is clearly unable to compete with the blockbuster title of Hogwarts Legacy, which many gamers compare to the popular Harry Potter films. Its impressive sales are a testament to its quality and appeal, which seems to be far greater than that of Baldur’s Gate 3.
The impressive figures of Hogwarts Legacy also demonstrate the power of the Harry Potter brand, which has consistently drawn in fans and gamers from across the globe. It has also managed to excite even those who have no prior knowledge of the franchise or the Harry Potter universe.
It appears that Hogwarts Legacy protected its turf from Baldur’s Gate 3. While the latter has been able to establish a foothold in the gaming market, it failed to beat out its record-setting competitor. It remains to be seen if it can break the record in the future, but it is clear that Hogwarts Legacy has set a formidable precedent for other titles.