Final Fantasy 7 Remake Sales Explosion
Fans of the Final Fantasy series waited five long years for the remake of Final Fantasy 7. As Square Enix continued to struggle throughout the game’s development, the community collectively wondered if the remake would live up to fan expectations. On Thursday, Famitsu released the launch weekend sales data for Final Fantasy 7 Remake, and the answer was a resounding “yes”.
Moving the Needle
Even in the face of a global pandemic, fans found a way to play Final Fantasy 7 Remake. As the industry continues to experience logistical challenges, players are likely purchasing more digital releases. While Famitsu is unable to confirm the number of digital downloads, the Japanese outlet revealed that Final Fantasy 7 Remake sold over 703,000 copies in its first three days. Not only did the game sell well, but fans purchased almost 80,000 Playstation 4 units, which is a 400 percent sales increase from the previous week.
Although the game sold well during its opening weekend, Final Fantasy 7 Remake likely underperformed as a result of the coronavirus. Once Square Enix and other developers restock the shelves, chances are that FF7R will continue to dominate global sales. As fans complete the long-awaited 40 hour experience, the only question that remains is when the next installment will be released.
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