Crisis Core: FFVII Reunion had the best retail launch gross sales for a non-mainline, Final Fantasy spin-off game in Japan. It bought 156,530 copies when it got here out on December 13, 2022. However, it nonetheless falls wanting the Final Fantasy Explorers launch, which bought 163,844, which first got here out in December 2014. [Thanks, Game Data Library!]
You can see your entire chart of Final Fantasy spin-off game retail launch numbers, together with that of Crisis Core: FFVII Reunion right here:
Retail launch of the Crisis Core FFVII remake in Japan are the best for a Final Fantasy spin off since 2014’s Final Fantasy Explorers on 3DS.
Should be over 200k with digital, which is the third greatest FF launch for the previous 10 years, solely behind VII Remake and XV. pic.twitter.com/dPQogURUXJ
— Game Data Library (@GameDataLibrary) December 23, 2022
These numbers are just for Japan. Since this chart doesn’t embody digital gross sales, it isn’t utterly correct. Though the title for the PSP model of Crisis Core displays the remake model, they’re technically talking totally different video games. The retail launch for the unique Crisis Core in September 2007 bought over 470,000 copies. That makes for a distinction of about 313,470.
Nonetheless, this can be a nice success for Square Enix. This is likely one of the greatest launches for a Final Fantasy game since FFVII: Remake and Final Fantasy XV. Leading as much as the game’s launch, interviews confirmed that the game would stay trustworthy to the gameplay and story of the unique Crisis Core.
Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion is available on the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Windows PC, and Nintendo Switch.