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.