After two weeks on consoles (PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch), Square Enix has announced that the Final Fantasy Pixel Remasters have reached two million copies sold globally. This reflects the total number of digital downloads, standard physical versions, and collector’s edition copies sold. Thank you, Gematsu, for the translation of the announcement on 4Gamer.net.
The Pixel Remasters first made their way on iOS and Android in 2021, followed by the PC launch on Steam in 2022. On December 2022, during the 35th anniversary of the Final Fantasy series, the company finally revealed that it would be coming to PS4 and Switch in spring 2023. As of today, all physical units (standard and collector’s editions) are sold out across all Square Enix stores. However, you can still purchase the Asia Switch version on PlayAsia for $79.99 USD. If collecting isn’t your thing, the digital bundle versions are available for $74.99 USD on the PlayStation Store and Switch eShop.
It’s no surprise that these impressive numbers will continue to grow. My guesses are that a lot of players double-dipped by getting these games first on PC and then buying again on consoles, myself included. Releasing them on different platforms makes them more accessible to old and new Final Fantasy fans. It’s perfect for newcomers to learn more about the lore of the classics and appreciate the brilliance of the franchise.
If you’re still on the fence about picking this up, Audra’s review of Final Fantasy VI on PC leveled high praise on the game and labeled it the “crown jewel of the pixel remaster releases”, and I couldn’t agree more.
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