Final fantasy VII Remake reached a major milestone.
On Twitter, Square Enix announced that Final Fantasy VII Remake shipped and sold over 3.5 million copies in its first three days. However, it did not beat Final Fantasy XV's record of 5 million sold at launch. It is important to note, however, that Final Fantasy VII Remake only released on the PlayStation 4, while Final fantasy XV released on the Xbox One as well when it launched.
"We're proud to announce we shipped and digitally sold over 3.5M copies of Final Fantasy VII Remake in 3 Days!" Square Enix announced. "All of us would like to raise our Buster Swords to say THANK YOU to everyone who has supported us during launch, we hope you're all enjoying the game!"
Final Fantasy VII Remake is now one of the fastest selling PlayStation 4 exclusives. God of War sold 3.1 million copies when it launched two years ago, while Marvel's Spider-Man sold 3.3 million (via Push Square). These numbers were copies sold, not shipped. Square Enix's announcement of Final Fantasy VII Remake's milestone was both shipped and sold, and did not specify how many of the 3.5 million copies were actually sold. This may mean that the RPG did not have the best debut on the PlayStation 4. Nonetheless, this milestone is a great achievement.
Final Fantasy VII Remake will be an episodic game. Now that the first episode has been completed, work on the second has reached full swing. According to producer Yoshinori Kitase, now that the first part of Final Fantasy VII Remake is finished, the development team is now "in a position to concentrate our efforts on development of the second." There has been no news on when we can expect the second episode to drop, or how far the game will go in terms of story.
Final Fantasy VII Remake is available now on the PlayStation 4. It will release on other platforms in April 2021. The game currently holds an 88 Top Critic Average, and holds OpenCritic's Mighty rating.