PlayStation Owners Still Love Final Fantasy VII

By Spencer . June 23, 2009 . 2:40pm

Sony proudly announced the PlayStation Network re-release of Final Fantasy VII was downloaded over 100,000 times in North America alone. Pinning an exact sales number may be difficult because of game sharing, but if each download correlates to a purchase Final Fantasy VII made over $999,000 in two weeks. While the ratio won’t be one to one it’s easy to imagine the digitally distributed version of Final Fantasy VII earning that much. Not bad for a twelve year old game.


Three things to do in Final Fantasy VII if you’re playing it for the nth time (and if you’re reading Siliconera you probably are playing it for the nth time).


1.) Morph monsters in the Gelnika into stat boosting source items. See if you can max out Cloud’s stats.


2.) Get Aeris’ ultimate limit break. You need to get mythril for this!


3.) See the “dates” with Barret and Yuffie. Protip: the Barret scene isn’t a date.


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  • QBasic

    I’m primitive. The moment I saw this E3 news tidbit, I busted out my PS1 and my FFVII game.

    Playing a game of the past so I can walk into the future by walking on a bridge of the past. It’s a space/time paradox, I tell yous!

    • I got out my laptop that has FFVII installed, hunted down the game discs and started a new game. XD

      • QBasic

        Yes! Let’s screw around with the cosmic equilibrium together!

        • Exactly! Who cares what the consequences are!

  • Maybe this’ll be the wake up call that gets more GOOD games put onto the PSOne classics section, eh?

    I’ve been enjoying replaying FFVII tremendously – apparently I managed to miss a lot of things during my first playthrough all those years ago… like Fort Condor, for example.

    • Yeah! When are we gonna see S-E release Ehrgeiz!?

      • Someone besides me likes Ehrgeiz?

        • CleruTesh

          Ehrgeiz was essentially two games. I didn’t really care for the fighter, but I loved the dungeon hack. Is that everyone’s favourite, or did you like it for the fighter?

      • I loved Ehrgeiz! The GameWorks near me used to have the arcade version of it. :D

      • It’s out in Japan so I think it’s only a matter of time.

        However, technically this re-release is from SCEA since they have the rights to publish Final Fantasy VII in North America. They also published FFT ages ago which is why that’s marked on the ESRB too.

    • Malek86

      I sure hope so. I’m still waiting for them to release Blood Omen. Didn’t it get rerated by the ESRB, like, two years ago? Hopefully it wasn’t just smoke. And once they are there, having Soul Reaver as well would be pretty cool.

    • Hraesvelgr

      I get what you’re saying, but let’s face it, how many games are going to have that kind of selling power compared to this?

  • Still have the PSX copy so I won’t need this one.
    However I hope Square-Enix is confident to release other PSX games in the US. I want FFIX, Threads of Fate and Xenogears please.

  • “the Barret scene isn’t a date”
    I believe the kids call it *bromance*.

    It’s a great game so I’m not surprised it’s a major hit (again). I’ve just about did everything you mentioned and then some, but I bet you didn’t catch the Velvet Underground reference!

  • Oh wow. I didn’t even know there was a scene with Yuffie. Shit… the more i think bout it the madder i get.

    Also, Aeris’ final limit break = most helpful limit ever, maybe next to Fury Blast or whatever it was called.

  • Malek86

    I never used Aeris anyway. It was always Barret-Cloud-Tifa for me. Gotta stick with the beginning party. Also magic just wasn’t that useful in FF7, except for Enemy Skills.

  • Chris

    *yawn* An average, very flawed game, that happens to have a titanic nostalgia factor for 80% of JRPG fans.

    • Hraesvelgr

      Not to mention the game is still stuck with that god awful translation.

  • Aoshi00

    I thought the $9.99 price point for this classic RPG was just right, unlike the jacked up 1500 yen in Jpn. I’d get this eventually, it’s worth getting a digital copy for even though I have the original game, no more disc changing plus one can play this on the PSP too. If they put out FF 8 & 9 at the same price I’ll buy them again. Quality PSOne d/ls are way overdue stateside when you look at how many classics are on the Jpn PS store, so finally.

    • Aren’t FF1 and 2 supposed to coming to d/l, too?

      • Aoshi00

        You mean the originals for the Wii? Or the 20th anniversary PSP remakes available as digital d/l?

        Playing FF7 on the big screen would look kind of ugly, but just right on a PSP.
        Wonder if there would ever be a day to see a PS3 FF7 remake, I think everyone wants that after Crisis Core and seeing FF ACC.

        • Hraesvelgr

          I never really like FFVII much, but after seeing Advent Children, I don’t want to go near anything related to FFVII. I think the biggest issue with a FFVII remake is that they’d have to add so much crap into the game because of all the nonsense they’ve added into the prequels/etc. and a lot of people would probably end up disliking it compared to the original.

          But hey, it’d probably sell ridiculously well and that seems to be all that’s important to Square anymore.

          • Aoshi00

            S-E certainly milked FF7 for all its worth w/ the compilation project. But I thought Crisis Core was very well done and didn’t take away anything (there’s some overlapping w/ the Before Crisis cellphone game, but that hasn’t left Japan).

            Love it or hate it, the Advent Children movie was a technical achievement/milestone as well for computer animation, and seeing all the beloved characters’ transformation from simple 3D polygon models to photo realistic CG is certainly the greatest fan service in and of itself. The complete version on Blu-ray definitely improved the movie a great deal w/ an additional 30 mins as well.

            After seeing the tech demo tease for the train scene in AC quality (also in the ending of Crisis Core), I don’t think anyone would complain if FF7 is remade w/ today’s technology. I wouldn’t mind they do it for FF8 or 9 either. All of them were modern FF classics.

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