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Final Fantasy 7: Remake ends week as best-selling physical release

Published: 10:08, 13 April 2020
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New Final Fantasy VII Remake artwork showing several characters
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You don't even have to have played Final Fantasy 7: Remake to know about the game's second lease of life as of late, and as it turns out, its physical sales grew the market's flogging of boxed copies.

By now, even birds on trees either begun the switch to digital or are actively thinking about it, which has been a noticeable trend these past few years. 

That said, Square Enix launched Final Fantasy 7: Remake at the end of a really successful period for the physical market, and their game most certainly contributed to this result. 

We're talking about the period that saw the launch of Animal Crossing: New Horizon on Nintendo Switch, an absolute sales heavyweight. 

And it, much like Final Fantasy 7: Remake, played its role in reversing what was a 20 per cent on-year dip from just a few weeks ago, to a 2 per cent increase in boxed sales compared to 2019.

Of course, if you were to look at the actual relevant date, Final Fantasy 7: Remake would readily tell you how it fares in terms of sales. 

Compared to the last instalment in the franchise, which was 2016's Final Fantasy 15, Final Fantasy 7: Remake's sales are about 50 per cent lower. Note that this has been quite an established trend, the sort that takes a true masterpiece to disrupt. 

Nevertheless, Square Enix are said to have doubled the launch figures of Capcom's release of Resident Evil 3, so it's definitely something to write home about. 

Nintendo animal crossing screenshot showing a garden and characters Animal Crossing: New Horizons

You can check out the rest of the UK's physical sales top-10 below:

  • Final Fantasy 7: Remake
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  • FIFA 20
  • Mario Kart 8: Deluxe
  • Forza Horizon 4
  • Resident Evil 3
  • Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
  • GTA 5
  • The Last of Us: Remastered

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