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Harry Potter: Wizards Unite

Estimates suggest modest launch for Harry Potter: Wizards Unite

Hundreds of thousands downloaded the new AR game, but it's nowhere near as popular as Pokémon Go was at launch.

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is the new augmented reality title from Niantic Labs, the studio that gave us the uber-successful Pokémon Go, and it launched last week to what might best be described as "modest success".

Analysts at SensorTower are guestimating that the game was downloaded 400,000 times around launch (with that figure rising as time goes on) and that download rate, in their estimation, would have resulted in around $300k in terms of player-spending on the free-to-play title.

While $300k in 24-hours isn't to be sniffed at, the figure looks less impressive when compared to the revenue generated by the studio's last big AR hit, Pokémon Go. That game attracted 7.5 million downloads during its first 24-hours (just in the US, it launched elsewhere in the days that followed) and generated $2million in revenue for the company in the same period of time.

If you're interested in seeing more of Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, you can see the launch trailer below, and the game is free to download on all supported smartphones.

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Thanks, VG247.

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