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Final Fantasy VII Remake

Square Enix revealed how well their Final Fantasy VII Remake sold in its first three days. The remake of the much loved classic RPG saw a combined shipment and sale total that exceeded 3.5 million units in its first three days of availability.

As always, the catch here is that this is a combined total that we were given. This does not differentiate between the number of copies that were actually sold and the number of copies that are just sitting on a shelf somewhere. All we know for sure is that combined, Final Fantasy VII Remake has shipped and sold over 3.5 million copies.

We also have to consider that retail sales are probably way down right now due to the coronavirus. Most people aren't exactly out there shopping for games like they used to in the before times. As such, it is probably safe to assume that a significant portion of that 3.5 million figure directly translates to actual sales to end consumers. Square Enix does specifically note that the game "has achieved exceptional digital sales" and says that they "are continuing to increase."

Final Fantasy VII Remake is billed as a reimagining of the classic PlayStation JRPG that came out back in 1997. Unlike the original that featured the Active Time Battle (ATB) system, Remake features a hybrid combat system that blends the ATB system with real-time action. Final Fantasy VII Remake is, at least right now, only part of the full story that was released in 1997. Other parts of the remake are allegedly coming much later, with this first part focusing only on the city of Midgar. Even though this is only a part of the full story, Square Enix promises that this game is still a "fully standalone gaming experience."

There is also still a Final Fantasy VII Remake demo that is available. You can download that right now through the PlayStation Store, or just purchase it outright if you prefer. There also seems to be a PC version of the game coming in 2021, but that hasn't officially been announced yet. It's also not clear if other platforms besides PC will get Final Fantasy VII Remake at the same time or not. For now, the only place you can play it is on the PlayStation 4.

FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE draws players into a world where the Shinra Electric Power Company, a shadowy corporation, controls the planet’s very life force. Cloud Strife, a former member of Shinra’s elite SOLDIER unit now turned mercenary, lends his aid to an underground resistance group calling themselves Avalanche as they fight against Shinra’s oppressive force.