Well, he is banned now (for being an alt account) but:
That's why. Pretty significant weekly boost as well.
This probably had something to do with it:
For anyone comparing this to FF15 physical copies, please remember it's no longer 2016 and digital attach rate is around 50% now. In some cases it's more.
Pretty good sales for PS4 and FF though.
It should have solid sales in the west as well. The digital attach rate should be really high since alot of physical copies were delayed in the West.
Gonna have to ask for a source for that. Specifically one for Japan.
I don't know about the average, but Monster Hunter World was over 50% digital in Japan on its opening week, because there was a shortage of physical copies.
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Square also reported that they would have difficulties shipping out FF7R due to Covid 19, though I don't know if Japan was one of the affected areas.
Either way, considering the pandemic, I imagine incentive for digital versions have increased in general quite notably.
Personally I bought the digital version of FF7R for that reason, and I normally get games like this physically. (I will some day for collection purposes.)