Hogwarts Legacy, a new Harry Potter game, is certainly popular, currently occupying the whole top four on Steam sales, just below Valve's own Steam Deck. Hogwarts Legacy has also broken several Twitch records as would-be Gryffindors, Slytherins, Hufflepuffs, and Ravenclaws enter the school of witchcraft and wizardry and begin exploring the massive Avalanche RPG game.
This week, the Steam Top Five is somewhat unusual — you might be wondering how Hogwarts Legacy can occupy four slots despite being just one game — with the standard version at numbers two and three, and the Deluxe Edition at number four. Just below that, although down from number two last week, is Valve's Steam Deck.
The stock keeping units, or SKUs, are what differentiates games from other titles. Similar to barcodes, the early access versions of Hogwarts Deluxe Edition and the standard editions have two separate SKUs, as do the full global release day versions.
Because you have four different versions of Hogwarts Legacy – early access Deluxe, early access standard, launch day Deluxe, and launch day standard – you have four different Steam entries, all of which are ultimately reflected in sales data on Steam DB. You may want to clarify the Hogwarts Legacy max level cap so you know where all the playtime is going.
As Hogwarts Legacy sets a streaming record, surpassing Cyberpunk 2077 as the single-player game with the most concurrent viewers ever on Twitch. Find out how to get Hogwarts Legacy Twitch down.
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JK Rowling, the creator of the Harry Potter series, has made a number of transphobic comments on social media in recent years. While the details of that license aren't publicly known, WB Games claims that "J.K. Rowling is not directly involved in the creation of the game", it is unlikely that she will earn royalties from sales of the game. Mermaids in the United Kingdom