Well, bearing in mind that FF7R sold 5m in about 4 months compared to FF15 selling 6m in less than 2 months and 8.9m in 3 years, as well as the fact that FF7R released much later in PS4’s lifecycle and will have it’s legs cut short as a result (assuming that Square releases a paid PS5 port instead of a free PS5 graphical update for the PS4 version), I think it’s safe to say that the PS4 version will top out just below 7m.
With PS5, XSX, and PC versions added on, I think part 1 can do around 14-15m lifetime.
As for the bonus question, hard to say when the final part will release, because we don’t know how many parts there are. Considering part 2 was in development for at least a half a year before part 1 released, I’m hopeful that it will release in 2022, though it may be a 2023 release, especially if FF16 is 2022, because I don’t think Square will release 2 major FF games in the same year. Assuming the 3rd part will end it, I would guess it will release around 2025-2026. However, it’s far from certain that they can finish the game in 3 parts, afterall part 1 only covered the first 6 out of 30 chapters of the original game, so they will need to do 12 chapters per part to finish the remake in 3 parts. If they do less new content and fleshing out than they did with part 1, then 12 chapters per part may be possible, but there is no way they are getting 12 chapters per part while adding a ton of new content and fleshing things out with more dialogue and such. We could possibly be looking at a 4 or 5 part game, which could mean that we won’t get the final part and the complete collection until generation after next, in the late 2020’s or early 2030’s.
Last edited by shikamaru317 - on 17 August 2020