Final Fantasy 7 Remake has sold over five million copies, Square Enix has announced.
That’s shipped physical and digitally, the company said. The PlayStation 4 exclusive is the highest-selling digital release on the PlayStation platform in Square Enix history.
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By way of comparison, Final Fantasy 15, which launched on both the PS4 and the Xbox One simultaneously back in November 2016, sold five million copies within the first 24 hours of sale, giving it the biggest launch of the franchise to date.
Final Fantasy 7 Remake, which launched on 10th April 2020, has reached the five million mark after four months. Of course, it is expected to launch on other platforms in 2021, which will boost total sales.
Square Enix reported its financial results this week, and said physical sales of Final Fantasy 7 Remake “were lower than had been initially expected”, blaming this on limited production and shipments in anticipation of disruption caused by the Coronavirus.
However, Square Enix noted digital sales grew significantly, “helping to bolster profitability”.
All eyes now turn to the next release in the Final Fantasy 7 Remake series. In July, director Tetsuya Nomura the development team would like to release episode two as soon as possible.