Final Fantasy 7 Remake Sells Over Five Million Copies
Square Enix has announced that Final Fantasy VII Remake has shipped and sold over five million copies worldwide since its release on April 10. This figure includes both digital sales and shipments to retailers. This game really is a labour of love, and everyone on the Final Fantasy VII Remake team deeply appreciate the millions of players who have chosen to step into the mean streets of Midgar and embark on this iconic adventure.
Square Enix broke the news today, saying that Final Fantasy 7 Remake is its best-selling digital game on any PlayStation platform ever. The news isn’t particularly surprising; the game had a flying start, selling 3.5 million in three days. In addition, the announcement tweet confirms the game has become Square Enix’ highest selling digital release on a PlayStation platform.
“We’d like to share a Midgar-sized THANK YOU to everyone who has supported FinalFantasy VII Remake.
We shipped and digitally sold over five million copies worldwide, which has made FF7R the highest selling digital release on the PlayStation platform in SquareEnix history!”
In April, Final Fantasy 7 Remake also topped the NPD charts, all of that despite releasing on a single platform. It’s worth noting, of course, that the game arrives on other, yet to be announced platforms, in April next year. As for what’s next, Square Enix isn’t quite ready to talk specifics. We know that the second part is already in development, but work has only just begun. The plan going forward to is to make the various instalments to follow a bit shorter to speed up development.
All eyes now turn to the next release in the Final Fantasy 7 Remake series. In July, director Tetsuya Nomura the development team would like to release episode two as soon as possible. Final Fantasy 7 Remake is a timed PS4 exclusive and is expected to launch on other platforms at some point in 2021.