Harry Potter: Wizards Unite has $ 300K in revenue on launch day!
Niantic Harry Potter: Wizards Unite has just been released and is already heading to be another title of great victory for Niantic Labs, according to data released by the company.
According to data released by Sensor Tower analysis company, this game, which borrows the basic mechanics of Pokémon GO, and expands its resources to take advantage of the book franchise created by J.K. Rowling, has amassed $ 300,000 revenue only on its launch day on June 21.
The information compiled refers only to the American and British markets, so the number may end up being higher.
However, the game, theoretically available in Europe, does not appear for all Play Store or iOS users. The game positions you as a wizard, bringing gameplay mechanics based on augmented reality and allowing you to fight mythical creatures from the worlds of Harry Potter and the Fantastic Animals.
You can choose the house to which you belong, your magic wand and even your profession: Professor, Auror or Magizoologist.
In March of this year, some reviewers had the opportunity to test a previous version of the game, at the invitation of Warner Games and Niantic Labs, in the United States:
“The most interesting of this new game is, in fact, the way you face the threats. Armed with your wand, you need to perform the spells to solve the problems and this is not so simple.
In our tests, for example, we find Harry Potter himself being attacked by a dementor and had to be saved. However, you may also come across loose enemies or fantastic animals and need to hide them again from the Muggle world.
In the case of the Dementor and Harry Potter, for example, it is necessary for you to summon your patron. At that moment, a movement appears on the screen that you have to do with your fingers to perform the magic, “we commented in our article.
Sensor Tower data still indicate that there are already about 400,000 installations of the game through the Android and iOS platforms. It is worth remembering that the numbers obtained, although expressive, are not even close to the success that was Pokémon GO: Niantic’s production for Nintendo’s monster franchise generated $ 2 million in revenue in its early days.
Meanwhile, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite features exposure on the front pages of the Play Store and the App Store, which should aid in promoting the game in the coming months. The game is already available for iPhones and Android smartphones.