When we first heard that PS1 classics would be available via digital download on the PlayStation Network, everyone was asking, "when will we get Final Fantasy VII ?!"

Well, we've got it now, and a great many of you have responded. According to the latest numbers provided by Sony (of which we'll expand upon later), what is arguably the best RPG of all time has been downloaded over 100,000 times already! Obviously, this makes it the fastest-selling PS1 download on the PSN to date, and you can count on that number swelling more over time. Now, with the immense popularity of this re-release, we just have to bring it up: wouldn't a proper remake, produced with next-gen technology, be absolutely gargantuan ? Many have argued that we're so far past FFVII in the chronology of gaming that it may not be relevant anymore; that the new generation simply wouldn't be interested in a remake. However, as this re-release essentially proves, there are plenty of people out there who continue their love affair with the game, which translates to the inevitable fact: a remake would be worth it. Of course, we're not about to resurrect that ridiculous rumor again, as there is absolutely no evidence whatsoever that supports a remake. You can feel free to dig up whatever you like, but bear in mind that whatever you find is nothing more than rumor and/or speculation.  Or maybe you won't care.

But anyway, the point is, FFVII is still very popular. It hasn't been on the PSN for very long, and it has already been downloaded over 100,000 times. Pretty damn impressive.

Related Game(s): Final Fantasy VII

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kevinater321
kevinater321
11 years ago

Exacly how long has it been up? just wondering

shindelion
shindelion
11 years ago

its been up since E3.

kevinater321
kevinater321
11 years ago

okay thanks cuz that just makes those numbers even more drastic 😉

Xra897
Xra897
11 years ago

GREEN DAY!!!!!!!

Skatejimmy5
Skatejimmy5
11 years ago

That's really impressive. A remake would be nice, although I probably wouldn't buy it myself, but it'd be nice for the fans.

fundando
fundando
11 years ago

I've wanted a remake since the FFVII tech demo

BigBoss4ever
BigBoss4ever
11 years ago

same here


Last edited by BigBoss4ever on 6/23/2009 5:29:27 PM

12aIIvIIoN
12aIIvIIoN
11 years ago

IM BACK!!

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

Where'd u go?

Alienange
Alienange
11 years ago

And what's with the double Is?

JofaMang
JofaMang
11 years ago

I downloaded it a few days after it was released to the PSN.

I still have my original copy, but since it still played the last time I put it away (about 5 years ago) I keep its unscratched perfection in a box in my closet, away from heat and light.

I have used emulators to play it in the past, and in many ways a powerful computer can make it look better than it does on the PS3, I required a copy I could play on the ps3 that wouldn't risk damaging my original release copy, or pay too much for over the interwebs.

I will probably never play it to 100% again, but going through it again for the first time in a few years was video game nostalgia defined.

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

I got this the moment it was released. Upon starting a new game I was immediatly reminded why this is to date my favorite FF game evah! Sad cause I don't think square will ever top this bad boy.

fatelementality
fatelementality
11 years ago

They'll top it whenever they decide to do a remake. Why do they keep putting it off? This only proves the point that it would be a huge seller.

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

I know they said if they do a remake they want to get the original team together again. Apparently they're all busy on other projects.

Oyashiro
Oyashiro
11 years ago

Who did not see this coming? I mean really? It's FFVII we are talking about!

Alienange
Alienange
11 years ago

I still haven't grabbed it but I certainly intend to.

A FFVII remake would make a fortune. Not a silly HD version of square hands either! I mean a REEEAL remake.

It's too bad the PS1 classics didn't have trophies integrated.

… and now everyone is asking "when will we get Final Fantasy VIII?"

coverton341
coverton341
11 years ago

That is well OVER 9000!

Sorry I had to. But anyway, that is an amazing albeit expected feat. Maybe it will shake up someone in a development team and make them realize that this is what the people want and start making RPG's like this again with updated graphics and even richer stories thanks to the invention of larger capacity discs.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

At least this gives SE an idea of how much PS3 owners WANT to love them again and deserve their damned attention. A remake would sell more copies than there are broken 360's in the world.

Maybe in the remake we will be able to resurrect Aeris 😉

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
11 years ago

I would buy 2 copies, one to play and another to lock away and sit on. I already did that with the original 🙂

Deadman
Deadman
11 years ago

I just got to the part where she died and lost all the Materia she was carrying pissed me the hell off. Good game really enjoying it the visuals are stunning and the gamplay is fantastic I would be worried that a remake would ruin what I believe to be a perfect game already.

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
11 years ago

Glad to hear the numbers are so high. Let this be a sign to Sony which furthers the amount of content they decided to release for the PSN. Give me 8 and 9!

ZubraZap
ZubraZap
11 years ago

Eight and Nine are next hopefully!

fatelementality
fatelementality
11 years ago

Ben, any word on if they ever plan on releasing PS2 games on the PSN? Live has several classic xbox games now.

Masterofallz
Masterofallz
11 years ago

I *think* I read somewhere that Sony was thinking about it.

I hope they release a PS2 emulator on PSN for $50 and then you can buy PS2 games for $10-25.

I mean, come on, Sony is just sitting on a gold mine with PS1 and PS2 classics.

Anonymous
Anonymous
11 years ago

Emulating the PS2 isn't an easy task even for Sony. I believe that the 60 gigs actually have some hardware left for the PS2 emulation.

Masterofallz
Masterofallz
11 years ago

Actually, there is already a PS2 emulator made by somebody on the internet. So if they can do it, why cant Sony?

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

Cueil, You know this to be true because Mr. Walmart hot shot?

PSNclaw18
PSNclaw18
11 years ago

I had no problems playing PS2 games on my 80giger.

Arvis
Arvis
11 years ago

The real question is: Who the heck would fight the final boss with Slash-All materia equipped?? 😀

-Arvis

Dridion
Dridion
11 years ago

I did. Is that bad? Don't really remember, but that cloud in the picture is REALLY backed up.

Mr Bitey
Mr Bitey
11 years ago

I'm on "disc" 2… getting the last Huge Materia with the sub. 🙂

I hope they also release I, II, IV, V, VI, VIII, and IX.


Last edited by Mr Bitey on 6/23/2009 2:56:46 PM

Arvis
Arvis
11 years ago

Actually, I'd almost like to see a next-gen remake of Final Fantasy VI more than anything…

-Arvis

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
11 years ago

Arvis you're amazing, great idea. I listen to that soundtrack once a week.

Mr Bitey
Mr Bitey
11 years ago

Kefka vs Sephiroth… who would win? We'll find out when Dissidia comes.

Minishmaru
Minishmaru
11 years ago

How can you not pick this up? I couldn't wait to put it on my PSP! Just think of it, you can play everyones favorite rpg while on the crapper! 😀 Well its not EVERYONES favorite rpg…shame on you btw XD

mexgeo86
mexgeo86
11 years ago

when you gotta go, you gotta GO! lol

Lotusflow3r
Lotusflow3r
11 years ago

i personally wouldn't want a remake.

The way Enix has been all out commercialism lately is enough to make me know they would destroy FF7. It would be Advant Children all over again. The spin offs alone are enough to make me sick.

anyway, its great the original gets its love still and is given a another chance with a new generation.

Greatest Rpg? possibly but, for me, Dragon Quest 8 came oh so close! (and everybody forgets Alundra these days 🙁 ) I wonder if WKC will be the one…?

fatelementality
fatelementality
11 years ago

Never played Dirge. I'm still going to look up the cutscenes whenever I'm really bored

Alienange
Alienange
11 years ago

What was wrong with Advent Children?

Lotusflow3r
Lotusflow3r
11 years ago

It was a ridiculous OTT, uneeded affair. $ was the motivation and what did it do to add to the already perfect plot of FF7? Nothing.

Why were people flying and fighting like they were from Dragon Ball? They do it again in FF13. Its all out commercialism and was just a visual feast with OTT action scenes. Don't get me started on the whole resurrection of Sephiroph! and the glimpse of Aries…ridiculous.

Cash in just like the 21 spin offs. Enix have fallen.

You don't have to agree but, respect my opinion and my passion for FF7.

Arvis
Arvis
11 years ago

Well… you DID just spell Aeris' name wrong… How passionate could you possibly be?? 😀

-Arvis

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

Like dragonball? You do remember Sephiroth was able to fly in FFVII right? Cloud was able to jump long distances. While Advent Childrens story was not so good it was still an entertaining to watch. Pretty as well. I thought a majority of the FFVII compilations were great. Crisis Core was great. Dirge of Cerberus was so so. Advent and Advent complete was great. Yes Square did it for money but it's not like most of us didn't get enjoyment out of it. Square sells games for money kind of like your favorite Queen of Pop sells records and his "femboy" image for money right?

Alienange
Alienange
11 years ago

You don't like AC or you don't like commercialism? They did it for money… well YEAH! I do a lot of things for money too and they sure aren't as cool as AC.

Flying and fighting is cool by the way.

Mr Bitey
Mr Bitey
11 years ago

Question: of the 100,000 downloads, is that combined US, EU, and JP? Or just US?

If that's just US, this release could realistically sell about a 1/2 million worldwide.

N a S a H
N a S a H
11 years ago

I got it 😀

Soultaker
Soultaker
11 years ago

I bought it 1 hour after it came on psn lol (i went to sleep and woke up at 12:30am and I WOULD KILL TO HAVE A FF7 REMAKE but the bad thing is that if it did 360 would get it more than likely 🙁

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
11 years ago

Sony has part of a stake in the game so I highly doubt it would ever see its way on any platform other than Sony.

s360s
s360s
11 years ago

I would of bought it but I don't believe in digital downloads. Well actually I never liked any Final Fantasy game. So I guess I wouldn't have bought it.

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
11 years ago

Why don't you believe in digital downloads?
Why have you never liked a single FF game?

s360s
s360s
11 years ago

I like to have a hard copy.

I just never thought they were fun. I'm sure there are lots of people who don't like Final Fantasy.