As of the moment I started writing this post, there were precisely 1,000,223 students in the Great Hall at Pottermore. These are the students who have been to Diagon Alley, taken the Hogwarts Express, and gone through the Sorting Ceremony.
When I joined the Beta test, there were about 100,000 students in the Great Hall. The number never reached 700,000 during the Beta – probably because so many people got multiple accounts and never used them… or deleted the accounts they got when they didn’t get sorted into the House they wanted.
This afternoon, my husband joined us in the Great Hall after being sorted into Ravenclaw. So we’ve now officially got a Slytherin/Ravenclaw marriage.
Most of his responses to the sorting quiz were similar to mine, but there was definitely a Ravenclaw edge to his… and a Slytherin edge to mine. So I think I can now say with some assurance that Ravenclaw is the next House I would go into after Slytherin.
Oh by the way… in the few minutes that it took me to write this post, the number in the Great Hall jumped to 1,000,904. So approximately 700 students have been sorted in just the last five minutes.
It’s just so great to see Pottermore finally open to the public.