Wizards Unite Around the World

Wizards Unite Around the World
Niantic's Harry Potter augmented reality game is now available in almost 30 countries on iOS and Android.

(CCM) — Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, Niantic's follow-up to the smash hit augmented reality game Pokémon GO, is finally available to gamers in the U.S. following extensive testing in Australia and New Zealand.

The Harry Potter Game tasks players with protecting the secret wizarding world from "Muggles" by walking around the real world to collect items presented in augmented reality and complete various challenges, according to an Apple Insider report.

The game was released in the U.S. and the U.K. on Friday, and the following day was rolled out to a further 25 countries where it can be installed on iOS and Android devices.

The games was downloaded over 400,000 times in the U.S. and the U.K. on the first day of its release, generating revenues of $300,000. Although this is impressive, the revenue figures are dwarfed by those of Pokémon GO, which generated about $2 million on its first day of release, according to research company Sensor Tower.

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is currently a featured game in Apple's App Store, which will ensure that the game continues to be downloaded heavily. It has also earned a review rating of 4.5, suggesting that Niantic has learned from the mistakes it made with Pokémon GO – such as launching the game with too little content to maintain players' interest.

Image: © Niantic.