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Hogwarts Legacy's Most Popular House May Not Be The One You'd Expect

From getting banned on Games Done Quick and on Steam in Russia to creating a tribute to Robbie Coltrane, "Hogwarts Legacy" is a much-discussed topic — and for good reason. This has been the biggest launch for Warner Bros. Games, with droves of budding witches and wizards flocking to Hogwarts to experience adventure — and to be sorted into their house of choice. 


While there are only four choices, those who are familiar with the franchise might have some expectations as to which house would be the most popular. After all, everyone's going to have their preference largely based on each house's motto. For Ravenclaw, that motto is, "Wit beyond measure is man's greatest treasure," which is appropriate for a house known for intelligence. Then there's Hufflepuff: "You might belong in Hufflepuff where they are just and loyal, those patient Hufflepuffs are true and unafraid of toil." It's a catchall house without a single trait, but instead, one that values fairness, loyalty, and hard work.

Of course, that leaves Slytherin and Gryffindor. The house known for those who are ambitious and cunning, those who seek to accomplish great deeds, has the motto, "Slytherin will help you on your way to greatness" — an appropriate expression for witches and wizards seeking adventure in "Hogwarts Legacy." But then there's Gryffindor, filled with students known for being brave and having courage, with the motto, "Their daring, nerve, and chivalry set Gryffindors apart."


So which house is the most popular choice? For some, the answer may be surprising.

It isn't Gryffindor

Founded by Godric Gryffindor, the most accomplished wizard dueller of his time, Gryffindor as a house is known for producing its fair share of brave students. After all, it wasn't just Harry Potter himself who was sorted into the house. Arguably one of the most powerful wizards of all time (regardless of how individual fans may feel about him), Albus Dumbledore, belonged to Gryffindor, as did Professor McGonagall, an Animagus and the deputy Headmistress of Hogwarts. Hagrid, perhaps not the most accomplished wizard giving the abrupt end to his schooling, was a student of Gryffindor, and throughout his life proved his mettle. Everywhere one looks, it seems there is a powerful and influential witch or wizard pottering about from Gryffindor. 


All of this is to say that it would be understandable if Gryffindor was the most chosen house in "Hogwarts Legacy." It practically has the word "protagonist" written all over it. And yet Gryffindor is not where most budding witches and wizards choose to spend their days.

Surprise! Slytherin students slide to success

It turns out that most players aren't itching to explore the Wizarding World as a brave Gryffindor student — which isn't even the second most popular choice. Instead, over 25% of students have chosen Slytherin at the time of writing. Each house has a specific achievement for reaching the Map Chamber. For Slytherin, that achievement is "The Toast of the Town," with 26% of players earning it. The next is "The Wise Owl" for Ravenclaw at over 21%, then "The Gryffindor in the Graveyard" at almost 20%, and finally Hufflepuff with "The Auror's Apprentice" trailing at 12%.


There's a good deal of appeal in being a Slytherin. While some of the most famous Slytherins might seem like villains, the truth may be a little more complicated. After all, even Draco Malfoy chose to be on the right side of history. Whether it's enjoying the Slytherin-exclusive quest, "Scrope's Last Hope," or simply rocking their snake-embellished uniform, there are plenty of reasons to be a cunning and ambitious student.