LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 was released in the U.S. on November 11, 2011 with a MSRP of $49.99. The game was a multi-console release, finding its way on the other home consoles as well as portable systems. It was developed by Travellers Tales, and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.
The game received an ESRB rating of "Everyone 10+" with "Cartoon Violence, Comic Mischief" listed as content for parents and gamers to be aware of.
Just how many hours have Wii owners reported flying around Hogwarts in the last 6 months since the game released? Let's take a look!
LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 has approximately 12,882 Wii owners that have reported data through the Nintendo Channel, and the average play-time per day/session reported is 2 Hours 32 Minutes.
The game's "professional" review score average on the Wii is 78.79%, based on 12 reviews from GameRankings.com, and its Amazon.com customer review score average is 72.20% based on 77 customer reviews.
Confession time! I have never read a Harry Potter book, and I have never watched any of the Harry Potter movies (now awaits stampede of Harry Potter fans). I'm usually one to avoid "hyped" books and movies, because I can be overly critical and nitpick things and make them not enjoyable, and that was the case with the Harry Potter series for me. I have been interested a few times to either give the book series a try, or just rent the first movie and see if I would enjoy it, but that hasn't happened yet...DIGRESSION!
If you are not familiar with the LEGO games (I'm under the same rock as for the entire series, it's okay), LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 appears to continue with the same popular formula that started in a galaxy far, far away. You can see the trailer for the game below though if you are interested to see how the game looks and what type of game-play it offers:
Like most of the "LEGO" games, LHP:Y5-7 is doing quit well with the reported game-play data, and will probably continue to do well in sales, especially considering LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7's recent price drop on Amazon.com and GameStop.com to just $19.99.
Are any of you big Harry Potter fans, perhaps of the books, movies, AND video games? If you are perhaps just a fan of the "LEGO" games in general, do the Harry Potter games keep up the game-play elements from the series well?
If you are interested in LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7, I have provided a few of the versions links below: