The phenomenon that is Final Fantasy VII Remake has taken the gaming landscape by storm. The game, which launched on the PS4 on April 10, has received widespread praise from both fans and critics. Given its technical achievements, it shouldn’t be surprising to know that its sales figures are quite impressive. In fact, impressive is an understatement.
Final Fantasy VII Remake’s official Twitter account recently announced that the game had sold over 3.5 million copies during its opening weekend. The numbers equate to nearly 1.2 million copies per day! The news comes as a major success for not only Square Enix, but also for the gaming industry as a whole.
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The figures Square have provided, as mentioned, merely cover the game’s first three days of availability. It’s been roughly two weeks since the opening weekend, Final Fantasy VII Remake’s sales numbers have surely risen a great deal, given the elapsed time. While those numbers are currently unavailable, multiple factors support this hypothesis.
With COVID-19 keeping the majority of the world at home, there has been a dramatic increase in gaming. New gamers are surely looking for the biggest titles. Likewise, returning gamers are likely doing the same while also chasing the sweet taste of nostalgia. It’s the perfect storm for the iconic remake.
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Arguably the most important factor when assessing these figures is the game’s console exclusivity. Final Fantasy VII Remake and Sony’s PlayStation 4 have a one-year exclusivity agreement in place. The PlayStation 4 is the most popular home video game console, granted, but there are millions who’ve sided with Microsoft’s Xbox One. Even more, tons of players are loyal PC users.
Final Fantasy VII Remake and Square Enix are in route of a frighteningly outstanding sales total. It will likely be one of the best-selling games in the PS4’s history. However, those numbers will pale in comparison once the Final Fantasy VII Remake hits other consoles. Given the one-year deal with PlayStation, there’s no telling where the game will be ported to when Sony’s window closes. Considering Sony’s Death Stranding will be moving to PC, I’d assume a PC port is very likely. An Xbox One edition also seems fitting. And, on top of that, possibly potential versions for the PS5 and Xbox Series X.