Final Fantasy VII Remake sold half as many physical copies as Final Fantasy XV during its first week on sale in the UK, but that’s an incredibly impressive result when you consider the vast majority of retail stores are closed at the moment. You’ve also got to factor the fact that Final Fantasy XV launched on a Tuesday compared to Final Fantasy VII Remake’s official release date of Friday, and as a PlayStation 4 exclusive to boot.
In recent years, we’ve seen a gradual shift towards digital software sales, but the coronavirus crisis is likely to have pushed any potential fence-sitters over the edge. As such, we’d expect a huge proportion of Final Fantasy VII Remake’s sales to have come courtesy of the PlayStation Store. This makes the 60,000 or so physical copies sold in the UK over the past couple days all the more impressive.
Of course, it’s deserved success: we loved the game in our Final Fantasy VII Remake PS4 review. And if you happen to be one of the people who picked it up, you may find value in our Final Fantasy VII Remake guide. What are your thoughts on the title thus far? Bust out your, er, Buster Sword in the comments section below.