Final Fantasy 7 Remake had a strong debut in Japan
Square Enix game sold over 700,000 physical copies in three days
Final Fantasy 7 Remake reportedly sold 703,000 copies at Japanese retail in its first three days of availability.
That’s according to Famitsu, which notes that the figure is down slightly on the physical launch week sales recorded by Final Fantasy XV following its November 2016 release.
The PS4 version of Final Fantasy XV sold 716,649 copies during its launch week, while the Xbox One version sold 3,315 copies, totalling some 720,000 units, according to Game Data Library, a site which collates Famitsu sales data.
It’s worth pointing out that digital likely accounts for a larger percentage of Final Fantasy 7 Remake’s overall sales than was the case with Final Fantasy XV.
The only other PS4 games to enjoy stronger launch weeks in Japan are Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age (950,338 sales) and Monster Hunter: World (1,350,412 sales).
Announced at E3 2015, Final Fantasy 7 Remake is an episodic project that will span multiple releases. In November 2019, director Tetsuya Nomura confirmed work on Final Fantasy 7 Remake Part 2 was underway.
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.