Today, the developers of Hogwarts Legacy, Warner Bros. Games, announced a delay to the awaited Nintendo Switch launch. They made this announcement through Hogwarts Legacy’s official Twitter handle. The game’s Nintendo Switch version was initially set for launch in July 2023. However, the game’s developers, Warner Bros, delayed the launch to December 2023. They did not give specific reasons for the delay. Instead, they made sure to thank their fans and players for their patience.
More Information on the Hogwarts Legacy Nintendo Switch Delay
Hogwarts Legacy launches on Nintendo Switch on 11/14/23. We know fans are looking forward to playing on Switch, therefore creating the best possible experience is our top priority. Thank you for your patience.
Available now on PS5 & PS4, Xbox X|S & Xbox One, and PC. pic.twitter.com/nADIeNbMvw
— Hogwarts Legacy (@HogwartsLegacy) May 12, 2023
Currently, the game is available for PS5 & PS4, Xbox X|S & Xbox One, and PC. Fans were awaiting the Nintendo Switch launch considering that Warner Bros have hinted at the launch since 2021. Today’s delay marks the third time in a row that the game’s launch delays.
The Hogwarts Legacy Nintendo Switch launch delay has several implications. In order to understand the impact of today’s delay, it is essential to consider how the game has been performing market-wise as far as sales are concerned.
The official Hogwarts Legacy launch on other platforms has already recorded a whooping revenue of one Billion dollars. From this scenario, the community (Nintendo Switch, Warner Bros, and other stakeholders) foresees even better sales if it launches on another platform. However, this will not be the case. At least not until February 14th, if at all the launch materializes.
The delay comes shortly after Discovery CEO David Zaslav assured investors the launch would occur in July 2023. However, with the four-month delay, the public awaits what’s next regarding business moves and the game.
Furthermore, the delay also implies that players must continue playing on the available platforms, PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. This is disappointing, as fans have been awaiting the launch since 2021.
Conclusively, Hogwarts Legacy’s Nintendo Switch launch delay is not only disappointing to players but to investors as well.