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Crisis Core: FFVII Reunion the Biggest Final Fantasy Spin-off Retail Launch in Years

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Crisis Core: FFVII Reunion had the highest retail launch sales for a non-mainline, Final Fantasy spin-off game in Japan. It sold 156,530 copies when it came out on December 13, 2022. However, it still falls short of the Final Fantasy Explorers launch, which sold 163,844, which first came out in December 2014. [Thanks, Game Data Library!]

You can see the entire chart of Final Fantasy spin-off game retail launch numbers, including that of Crisis Core: FFVII Reunion here:

These numbers are only for Japan. Since this chart does not include digital sales, it is not completely accurate. Though the title for the PSP version of Crisis Core reflects the remake version, they are technically speaking different games. The retail launch for the original Crisis Core in September 2007 sold over 470,000 copies. That makes for a difference of about 313,470.

Nonetheless, this is a great success for Square Enix. This is one of the biggest launches for a Final Fantasy game since FFVII: Remake and Final Fantasy XV. Leading up to the game’s release, interviews confirmed that the game would remain faithful to the gameplay and story of the original Crisis Core.

Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion is readily available on the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Windows PC, and Nintendo Switch.

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