Final Fantasy 7 Remake Hits 5 Million Copies Sold

Final Fantasy 7 Remake Hits 5 Million Copies Sold

Final Fantasy 7 Remake was a Midgar-anteed money-maker for Square Enix.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake has shipped 5 million copies since its release in April. It seems Midgar is still a hip place to visit, even if the accommodations aren't always sunny. (Well, never sunny. Thanks, giant sky-plate.)

Square Enix tweeted the milestone earlier today. "We’d like to share a Midgar-sized THANK YOU to everyone who has supported #FinalFantasy VII Remake," the tweet states. "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!"

For comparison's sake, 2016's Final Fantasy 15 sold five million copies within 24 hours. However, that was a multi-platform release for the latest installment in the mainline Final Fantasy franchise. Sales of Final Fantasy 7 Remake also ended up outpacing sales of Final Fantasy 15 across the three-week mark.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake also faced an additional and completely unforeseen challenge: It launched just as infection rates for the COVID-19 virus started gaining momentum around the world. Most games that shipped around that time suffered physical distribution problems (many games still are), which limited people's access to the game. It's not surprising to learn Final Fantasy 7 Remake went on to become Square Enix's highest-selling digital release for a PlayStation platform.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake met with critical acclaim when it launched. Editor-in-Chief Kat Bailey reviewed the game with a conflicted heart, but has since decided that it's worth ruminating over.

Part two of Final Fantasy 7 Remake is well under development. Square Enix hasn't told us when to expect a release date, but hopefully some good news is in the pipeline some time this year.

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Nadia Oxford

Staff Writer

Nadia has been writing about games for so long, only the wind and the rain (or the digital facsimiles thereof) remember her true name. She's written for Nerve, About.com, Gamepro, IGN, 1UP, PlayStation Official Magazine, and other sites and magazines that sling words about video games. She co-hosts the Axe of the Blood God podcast, where she mostly screams about Dragon Quest.

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