Final Fantasy VII Has Sold Over 14.1 Million Units Worldwide

Final Fantasy VII has sold over 14.1 million copies around the world, according to director Yoshinori Kitase.

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CrimsonWing6949d ago

Wow for some reason I thought that number would be higher.

CrimsonWing6949d ago (Edited 49d ago )

Yea, like “The JRPG” that came out in ‘97 and has had ports and remasters throughout the years and Generations of gamers have access to buy it on PC, Xbox, PS4/5, and Switch.

JEECE49d ago

People really overestimate sales totals for games from earlier generations, even hit games like FFVII that are highly influential.

CrimsonWing6949d ago (Edited 49d ago )

Yea, but this isn’t a title stuck strictly to PS1. I know I’ve purchased it on multiple platforms throughout the years.

For context, In less than a year God of War Ragnarok sold 11 million copies. Just seems this would’ve been higher to me especially throughout the years and how beloved this particular entry is, but I guess not.

Lightning Mr Bubbles49d ago (Edited 49d ago )

All this is true but we also have to remember that this wasn't the full game. If the next 2 installments are just as successful as this one, combined sales could end up being around 40 million or more by the time it's all said and done.

Nebaku49d ago

It's a huge number relative to the point in history it was made in.

It was landlocked to 1 system for much of its life, while many modern games are on any number of platforms and marketplaces.

Plus, I have to think the overall human population counts for something. There's 2 billion more people now than there was in 1997.

CrimsonWing6949d ago

Well, it did come out to PC shortly after and published by Eidos. I own that version and the weird triangle box it came in.

But yes, there’s more people playing games now than ever before with easier access to this game, so you take people like me who bought it originally on PS1, then bought the Steam port, then bought the digital PS3 version, then bought the PS4 Remaster with trophies, and I’d have assumed there to be compounded sales like that brought it up higher.

I’m curious now what the top grossing JRPG is. When I wiki Final Fantasy series sales as a total it’s saying 173,000,000. This seems like quite a drop in the bucket to total series sales.

shinoff218349d ago

Seems about right. I feel it's a pretty good number especially being ps exclusive. Dragon quest 11 I think sold 11 million. Personally I think dq11 was the better game but that's not my point. My point was dq11 sold on all the consoles.

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solideagle49d ago (Edited 49d ago )

I am wondering what would the author of this post be thinking now: lol

on Topic: Congrats to Square Enix

GoodGuy0949d ago (Edited 49d ago )

I'm guessing just the original? or remake included? Funny they don't say specifically. Don't think the remake sold tons and was last reported at 5m a couple years back. If only they made it a complete game and didn't abandon the turn based...

CrimsonWing6949d ago (Edited 49d ago )

I don’t think it being made in parts was bad. If you played the game it felt like a complete adventure and part 2 is a continuation. Sort of like Kill Bill Vol. 1 and then a continuation in Vol. 2.

And I think it’s pretty cool it ended where you’d have swapped discs in the original. Curious if Part 2 will do the same.

If anything we get more with it being made in parts and not a rushed job or cutting out content. I’d liken it to The Hobbit movies, where a single book was told into 3 movies whereas the original Ring trilogy was one movie per book.

Nebaku48d ago

Except that the Remake DIDN'T feel like a complete adventure.

There was ZERO change to the characters from start to finish. There was no resolution to the plot. The game was still introducing elements of both right up until the end. Who is Hojo or RedXIII? F*** if we know, wait half a decade to find out.

Also, yes, it IS cut content, when the content that was in 1 release, is now spread across 3 more expensive, full price games. It's irrelevant that they combined have everything, when you experience everything separated.

CrimsonWing6948d ago (Edited 48d ago )


You must’ve been really pissed at The Lord of the Rings movies, too. The Harry Potter movies also introduced elements that would get expanded on in other movies. Don’t get me started on Star Wars, either. My point is there’s plenty of “compete stories” that introduce sub-characters who get further expanded on in sequels.

Don’t take offense here, but your definition of “complete” I think is stemming from you knowing the original game. What FF 7 Remake did was tell a self-contained story that opens up to more.

The main story introduced Avalanche and their struggle against Shinra, while you get to a point where you see character arcs or “changes” as you word it, where it’s Cloud going from self-centered merc to risking his life to save someone from Shinra. Barrett going from destroy Shinra at all cost to realizing the consequences for his actions (loss of group members and making amends to save Aerith). There’s growth for sure in characters.

It ends exactly where the first Disc ended which if looking at seasons of show has a complete arc before moving onto a continuation.

And no it isn’t cut content. This is a three part series that, by the developers own words, will tell the whole story.

“ As for changes in the story in Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth and further sequels down the road, Tetsuya Nomura reassured everyone that the main frame of the story will still be the same. The “newly added mysteries” will be there to add some intrigue, especially for those who have played the original game. There may be points where you think certain locations or event have been cut but it will instead just be a reshuffling of orders on when you get to experience them instead.”

darkrider49d ago

System seller. Not a niche game or service game, huge blockbuster are what move millions of consoles.

Elda49d ago

Is this number for FFVII:Remake?

ZeekQuattro49d ago

No. He's talking about the orginal FF7. There's a quote in there saying as much and he also mentioned overtime it sold over 14 million globally.