Final Fantasy 7 Remake Sells 3.5 Million Copies In 3 Days

  • Playstation 4
  • RPG
No question it's a hit.
No question it's a hit. Square Enix

It looks like the wait was indeed worth it as Final Fantasy 7 Remake reported that 3.5 million copies have been sold already. What makes this amazing is that this figure was reached in just three days after its April 10 release. Publisher Square Enix revealed that digital sales in particular are not only strong, but in fact continue to grow. These sales numbers are not that surprising considering that many players are facing quarantine these days.

According to various reports, Final Fantasy 7 Remake was the best-selling game in Japan during the first week of release and even made its debut at the top of the UK weekly sales chart. In a report by Wccftech, the game had an estimated 2.3 million players in its first three days of release. This makes it the third biggest PlayStation 4 exclusive following Marvel’s Spider-Man at 3 million and God of War at 2.4 million.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake, as the title implies, is a remake of the original Final Fantasy 7. In the game, players control the iconic Cloud Strife. Cloud was formerly a soldier who later became a mercenary and then joined in the fight against Shinra Corporation. While some games make use of pre-rendered environments of the original version in remakes, this one offers a full remake, including completely remade polygonal graphics.

Talks of a possible remake first surfaced back in 2014 with an official announcement made during E3 2015. While the trailer received a standing ovation during the event, it had other interesting effects as well. According to an IGN report, after the reveal, the stock price of Square Enix jumped to its highest value since 2008. Meanwhile GameRevolution said in a report that the video of the announcement on YouTube hit more than 10 million views two weeks after it was posted.

In March of this year, Square Enix confirmed that while Final Fantasy 7 Remake was all set to be released on April 10, the retail copies were delayed. This was due to the coronavirus pandemic as Amazon and other companies were focusing on delivering essential items. You can read more about our coverage on that here.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake was released on April 10 for the PlayStation 4 with a timed exclusivity of one year.

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