The Final Fantasy 7 Remake Sells Over 7 Million Copies Worldwide

"Seven's the magic number."

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  • The Final Fantasy franchise is one of the most critically acclaimed series of RPGs to date, spanning 16 mainline titles along with a myriad of spin-offs and remakes.
  • Final Fantasy 7 Remake, a reimagining of the once-glorious Final Fantasy 7, was launched for the PlayStation 4 in 2020, kicking itself off to rave reviews upon release.
  • An enhanced version called Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade came out for the PlayStation 5 and PC in 2021, featuring noteworthy additions to the story, enhanced graphics, turned-up loading speeds, and a DLC expansion as well.  
  • In a new post on X, the developers of the game have made it official that Final Fantasy 7 Remake along with its Intergrade counterpart have collectively rolled over 7 million copies to date. 

Final Fantasy is nothing short of an icon in the RPG space, with back-to-back hits and successful releases. Its 2021-released iteration called Final Fantasy 7 Remake, which happens to be a reinvigorated version of the original Final Fantasy 7 — coming out in 1997 — has sold more than 7 million copies, the developers have announced in a new post on X. The units sold include the enhanced Intergrade version of the title as well.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake and Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade differ in the sense that the latter came out a year after the former for the PlayStation 5 and PC exclusively. Think of Remake as the base version for the PlayStation 4 and Intergrade as the enhanced variant for the current-gen console, boasting sharper visuals, better loading times, and a DLC called Episode Intermission where you play as Yuffie Kisaragi.

For those not in the know, Final Fantasy 7 Remake puts you in the shoes of Cloud Strife—an ex-Shinra soldier who’s now going up against his very employment force. Talk about a bad day at the office. Cloud joins this eco-terrorist group called Avalanche, which is basically good guys going up against bad guys, but not in a peaceful way. Eco-terrorism is generally when someone acts violently for the sake of other people or the environment.

Final Fantasy 7 In-Game Screenshot
Final Fantasy 7 In-Game Screenshot

What Avalanche wants is to stop Shinra Corporation from stealing the life force of the planet, which would ultimately lead to the in-game world’s destruction if things continue down that path. Final Fantasy 7 Remake’s proclivity is more toward real-time combat, but it still retains some semblance of strategy, with certain mechanics in place to keep the motion flowing.

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As for Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth, which is a sequel to Final Fantasy 7, the developers gave an update in June that a release date announcement is being worked on and that its development is proceeding smoothly. The recent PlayStation State of Play, though, has finally spilled the beans on the landing date of the title—February 29, 2024. The announcement arrived at the very end of the showcase.  

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In other news, a different type of Final Fantasy 7 was released this month, called Ever Crisis. It’s a mobile gacha game that has accumulated two million downloads in just over a week after its release. Expanding upon the background of Sepiroth, the RPG sports loot boxes, and other prevalent gacha mechanics to entice players. It’s also free-to-play. 

Final Fantasy 7 has been out since 2020 for the PlayStation 4, with the modified variant of the remake that was released in 2021 for the PlayStation 5 and PC. A trilogy of this series is in the cards, and each game covers one portion of the original Final Fantasy 7. 

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