Total worldwide shipments and digital sales for Final Fantasy VII Remake surpassed 3.5 million units in the three days following its April 10 release, Square Enix announced.
Square Enix describes the game’s digital sales as “exceptional” and “continuing to increase.”
According to Japanese outlets such as Famitsu and Gamer.ne.jp, Final Fantasy VII Remake shipments and digital sales surpassed one million units in Japan alone. Since the physical edition shipped 733,000 copies in its first three days in Japan (and sold 702,853 to consumers), the digital edition should account for at least 267,000 sales in the country.
Here is an overview of the game, via Square Enix:
Completely rebuilt using the best of modern gaming technology, Final Fantasy VII Remake is a reimagining of the iconic original game that re-defined the RPG genre. Along with unforgettable characters and a story revered as one of the most powerful within video games, the game also features a hybrid battle system that merges real-time action with strategic, command-based combat. The first game in the project is set in the eclectic and sprawling city of Midgar and presents a fully standalone gaming experience that goes deeper into the iconic characters and world than ever before.
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.