The huge sales figure includes physical copies of the latest Final Fantasy game sold, as well as digital copies. Square Enix called the sales “exceptional”, adding that they’re still growing as time goes on.
Final Fantasy 7 Remake was one of the games to see a delay in release due to the coronavirus (COVID-19). However, while Square Enix moved the release to the 10th of April, rather than the initial mid-March release date that had most recently been landed on, they insisted that the game would not be delayed again.
When it came to the mid-March release date, Square Enix warned consumers that their copies of the game might be delayed due to issues the company was encountering with shipping and distribution lines.
In an effort to avoid further delay, Square Enix shipped copies of the game early, hoping that they would get to consumers on time. This led to many consumers getting their copies early, and everyone else getting their copy on release day at the latest.
With copies arriving early, Square Enix requested that consumers who were able to play didn’t share any images or videos from the game until the 10th of April. Some consumers stuck to this, but others did not, so there were a few videos and images being taken down by the publisher as they tried to keep the new content in the game a secret until launch day.
Final Fantasy 7 Remake is a full remake of part of Final Fantasy 7. It’s the first in a number of episodical remakes that will retell the story of the original game, adding in new content where possible. As one of the most beloved stories in the Final Fantasy franchise, the game was always expected to sell well.
However, with so many delays to development, some people speculated that the game’s sales would be impacted. The following weeks and months will show if there is any truth in that.