The theme is very geeky, no doubt, and it is that today is celebrated the Harry Potter Daya very special holiday sui generis -and nothing official, it is understood- that will interest only the staunchest followers of J. K. Rowling’s magical world. But we are here to remind you in case you are one of them.
Why today, you ask? You’re not such a fan, then… Well, it turns out that today, on May 2, was when the Battle of Hogwarts took place, the culmination of the so-called Second Magical War, in which good old Potter finally defeated bad old Voldemort (don’t look for the meaning, because Thursday is Star Wars Day, the more popular ‘May the 4th’).
Anyway, it’s Harry Potter Day and, if you feel like celebrating it properly, we’ll give you a hand so you don’t get lost looking for how to do it.
The books (and the audiobooks).
To celebrate Harry Potter Day in a proper way, it would be best to start by recommending the booksAre you an Amazon Prime user and also have a Kindle? Then start with this edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone totally free of charge.
Not enough for you? On Amazon you will also find the complete series in multiple editions, although if it’s about reading and enjoying, almost any will do. The most affordable and affordable is this Harry Potter Pack – The Complete Series, available in Kindle and paperback versions. Just in case, I remind you that there are all seven Harry Potter books:
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
- Harry Potter and the mystery of the prince
- Harry Potter and the deathly relics.
Of course, if you already have the books and you are a sybarite, you will not find a more amazing edition than the ones published by MinaLima, even though only the first two have been published in Spanish, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone y Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
If, for whatever reason, you prefer to enjoy the adventures of Harry Potter in audiobook format, you can buy them… on Amazon itself, or elsewhere; but it’s cheaper to use Audible, especially if you want to listen to them all at once, taking advantage of the fact that the first month is free.
A more immediate way to dive into the Harry Potter story is, of course, the filmsBut be careful, for the sake of redundancy, because you can stay in place, in a bad way: it will take you almost 20 hours to swallow the eight films of which the series is composed (unlike the novels), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. was split into two films).
Here you have the complete Harry Potter collection in its most balanced 4K edition, although if you are satisfied with one resolution, it is also on Blu-ray and DVD. If you want a more presentable edition, you have the single films, to choose in the same formats and with approximate variations in price: DVD (€9.95), Blu-ray (€11.70) or 4K (€19.95):
Now, you don’t need to spend that much to enjoy the complete Harry Potter collection, which you’ll find available for purchase or rental in digital format on different sites. To be honest, though, you don’t even need that much, when you have Harry Potter in its entirety at streaming. Specifically, it is on Movistar+ and, even better, on HBO Max.
On HBO Max you will be able to watch all eight movies, Harry Potter, 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwartsthe trilogy of Fantastic Animals (And where to find them, The Crimes of Grindelwald, Dumbledore’s Secrets), the documentary Fantastic Animals: A Natural History and the contest Harry Potter: The Hogwarts Houses Lathe.. In other words, the complete package.
Of course, one could not miss the playful experience par excellencealthough in this case the selection of titles is a bit lame due to the obvious: from the premiere of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone in 2001, each movie was accompanied by its own game, which was released for the platform – read console, but also PC – that was current at the time. And a lot has happened in that time.
Thus, it is not easy to compile Harry Potter games in order and for all the platforms for which they were released. Be content, then, with these three titles that are available for current platforms. Starting, as usual, with one of the year’s sensations, the smash hit of Hogwarts Legacy.
You can find different editions of Hogwarts Legacy depending on how you prefer it:
Since we are in Harry Potter Day and about the character and his adventures have revolved all products except for the above, in the absence of the classic games, LEGO Harry Potter is a nice and plausible bet, which again you can find in different editions and formats.
-LEGO Harry Potter Years 1-4 for PC at 78% off (Steam key)
-LEGO Harry Potter Years 5-7 for PC at 78% off (Steam Key)
For PlayStation (PS4 and PS5):
For Xbox (One and S/X Series)
For Nintendo Switch:
And to finish, because if we continue we could add a thousand and one things, given the cultural impact that the magical world has had on our society and the thousand and one products from merchandising that can be found everywhere, a mobile game with all the essence of Harry Potter, but for mugglesa puzzle in the style of Candy Crush with quite a bit to scratch. You have it for Android and iOS:
Happy Harry Potter Day!