Beginning in 2001, EA Games began releasing adaptations of the Harry Potter films. Originally they were released for PC, GBC, GBA, PS1. Then, with the arrival of new generation consoles, XBOX, PS2, and GC versions were created for the second game. NDS and PSP versions were made for the fourth, and in the fifth game, Wii and PS3 versions were released.
To date, eight video games have been released:
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001)
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)
The first video game was released in the U.S. as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.
Other video games
- In 2001, EA Games released LEGO Creator: Harry Potter, a computer game based on the Harry Potter story series and the LEGO brand of building blocks. In 2002, it was followed by LEGO Creator: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
- In 2003, EA Games wanted to release a new video game as they had been doing every Christmas. However, the Prisoner of Azkaban film was going to be released in July 2004, so they made a Quidditch video game called Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup.
- In 2010, TT Games made the LEGO Harry Potter' version of the first four films: LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4. Years 5-7 was released in 2011 for most platforms, with some releases following in 2012.
- Harry Potter for Kinect for XBox 360 and Wonderbook: Book of Spells for the PlayStation 3 are slated for the holiday season of 2012. Both take advantage of the latest in peripheral technology for their respective consoles, with the former utilising the Kinect controller and the latter making use of the Playstation Eye camera and a new type of device called Wonderbook.