Square Enix has announced that the Final Fantasy 7 Remake has sold over five million copies. The total number, at present, accounts for both physical and digital sales, according to a post via the official Final Fantasy 7 Twitter channel.
Square Enix further confirmed that as a result, Final Fantasy 7 Remake has become "the highest-selling digital release on the PlayStation platform #SquareEnix history!"
Back in November 2016, Final Fantasy 15 sold five million copies within the first 24 hours post-launch. Released on the PS4 and Xbox One at the same time, it meant Final Fantasy 15 became the most significant launch for the franchise of all time. Final Fantasy 7 Remake is anticipated to launch on other platforms going in 2021, which will inevitably see the total number of sales rise again.
We’d like to share a Midgar-sized THANK YOU to everyone who has supported #FinalFantasy VII Remake.
We shipped and digitally sold over five million copies worldwide, which has made #FF7R the highest selling digital release on the PlayStation platform in #SquareEnix history! pic.twitter.com/f6vaDSHukD
— FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE (@finalfantasyvii) August 7, 2020
Recently, it was announced that Final Fantasy XI would be receiving new story content. The last story update was way back in 2015 with Rhapsodies of Vana' diel, save for bug fixes, and quality-of-life updates from time to time.
Elsewhere, Square Enix announced that Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered will be released on the PS4, Nintendo Switch, iOS, and Android on August 27, 2020. The update includes new HD-quality graphics, UI improvements, and a mini-map.
In other Square Enix news, the film adaptation for Just Cause 4 recently secured a director, Michael Dowse, the director behind 2019's Stuber and Coffee & Kareem, has been hired.
According to Deadline, Dowse will direct the co-production between Constantin Film, with producer Robert Kulzer on the team, as well as Prime Universe's Adrian Askarieh. The film is to be written by Derek Kolstad, one of the creators behind the John Wick Trilogy.
It appears that the movie adaptation will take direct inspiration from the Just Cause 4, with the game's lead character, Rico Rodriguez, taking on the Black Hand, a mercenary group with a stronghold of the island of Solis.