Final Fantasy VII Remake And Final Fantasy VII Remake Intermediate stage have shipped and sold digitally over 7 million copies worldwide.
The remake was released in April 2020 and is the first in a planned series that will retell and reimagine the story of Square Enix’s acclaimed JRPG. Final Fantasy VII.
After debuting on PlayStation 4, an updated version of Final Fantasy VII Remake was released in June 2021 under the name “Integrade” for the PlayStation 5. The project was then ported to a Windows PC in December 2021.
Square shared the milestone via the official Final Fantasy account on Xand thanked fans for “taking the journey with us.”
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However, it’s unclear what these numbers mean for Square’s overall business, as the company reportedly lost nearly $2 billion in value after launching Final Fantasy XVI in June.
Earlier this week, Bloomberg said the Japanese publisher’s share price fell about 30 percent after the PS5 timed exclusive achieved “disappointing” sales, despite selling 3 million copies in its first week on shelves.
That, combined with weak performances from other titles like Pronouncedhas apparently led the company to consider a major operational restructuring.
Current and former Square employees told Bloomberg that many of the studio’s problems stem from a lack of oversight, with producers often given free rein to steer projects unchecked. Team structures also don’t seem to exist, while developers are often told to attack goals that are constantly changing.
According to sources, these factors have made Square a studio with a “high degree of volatility,” and the company is now reportedly trying to stabilize the situation by reducing the number of small projects on its schedule and turning to outsourcing studios for help It can prioritize big budget releases.