Final Fantasy 7 Remake Slashes Past 3.5 Million Copies Milestone in Three Days

Final Fantasy 7 Remake Slashes Past 3.5 Million Copies Milestone in Three Days

Avalanche has millions of new recruits.

It turns out Animal Crossing: New Horizons isn't the sole video game star of the COVID-19 virus quarantine. In a mere three days following its April 10 release, Final Fantasy 7 Remake shipped and sold 3.5 million copies worldwide. The number includes digital sales as well as physical copies.

The official Final Fantasy 7 Remake Twitter account noted the milestone earlier today. "All of us would like to raise our Buster Swords to say THANK YOU to everyone who has supported us during launch," it tweeted. "[W]e hope you’re all enjoying the game!"

Final Fantasy 7 Remake's 3.5 million doesn't quite reach Final Fantasy 15's launch day record of 5 million sold, but Final Fantasy 15 wasn't released as a PlayStation 4 exclusive: it came out on the Xbox One as well. Final Fantasy 15 also wasn't launched in the middle of a pandemic that's wreaking havoc on the game industry's supply lines.

With most game stores shut down because of the pandemic—despite GameStop's best efforts to stay open—getting a physical copy of a game is no longer as simple as walking into a mall. Final Fantasy 7 Remake's 3.5 million sold might've been a higher number in a world that's not currently at the mercy of angry microbes.

Here at USgamer, our opinions on Final Fantasy 7 Remake vary because we're a sassy, argumentative bunch. Read Editor-in-Chief Kat Bailey's review of the game, read our breakdown of its ending (if you've gotten that far, of course), and decide if you're Team Tifa or Team Aerith.

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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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