Final Fantasy VII Remake sales fall short of XV’s launch record
PS4 exclusive ships 3.5 million copies in three days
Final Fantasy 7 Remake sales are off to a strong start, with physical and digital shipments topping 3.5 million worldwide in the three days following the game’s April 10 release.
Publisher Square Enix said on Tuesday that the PS4 exclusive, which experienced a significantly disrupted physical release due to the coronavirus, has “achieved exceptional digital sales which are continuing to increase”.
Final Fantasy XV remains the fastest-selling game in the long-running RPG series’ history, having recorded day one shipments and digital sales exceeding five million units following its November 2016 release for PS4 and Xbox One.
Announced at E3 2015, Final Fantasy 7 Remake is an episodic project that will span multiple releases, the first of which is exclusive to PlayStation platforms for one year.
VGC’s Final Fantasy 7 Remake review calls the RPG “a game full of beauty, intelligence and nostalgic power”. See what other critics though of the game in our Final Fantasy 7 Remake review round-up.
A Final Fantasy VII Remake demo released last month and lets players sample the game’s opening chapter, the Mako Reactor 1 bombing mission.
In November 2019, director Tetsuya Nomura confirmed work on Final Fantasy 7 Remake Part 2 was underway.