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Final Fantasy 7 Remake PS4 Buyer's Guide: Physical Copies, Deluxe Edition, And More

Final Fantasy 7 Remake is finally out on PS4. Here's what you need to know if you still want a physical copy.

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The long-awaited Final Fantasy 7 Remake is finally out on PS4. The first part of Square Enix's sprawling, episodic remake of the seminal PlayStation RPG released April 10, so we can finally dive in and see Cloud, Tifa, Barrett, and the rest of the crew in HD.

In his glowing 10/10 Final Fantasy 7 Remake review, GameSpot's Tamoor Hussain praised its updated combat, characters, and stunning rendition of Midgar. "Regardless of your history with the original game, Final Fantasy VII Remake is an astounding achievement," he writes. "The wait for its release was a long one, but in gameplay, story, characters, and music, it delivers--the wait was worth it." If you'd like to play a chunk of the game for yourself ahead of release, you can check out the demo.

The remake brings some huge updates for FF7 fans, who have waited anxiously for the game during its long development period. Square Enix previously confirmed the remake of FF7 will be released in multiple installments and that each installment will be quite substantial; during the E3 2019 press conference, the team also confirmed it will contain two Blu-ray discs' worth of content.

Just weeks before the game's release, Square Enix announced some physical copies of Final Fantasy 7 Remake could be delayed by "unforeseeable changes in the distribution and retail landscape" due to coronavirus, although the game's release date was not pushed back. To counteract potential delays, Square began shipping copies of the game early in some regions.

Many physical copies of FF7 Remake sold out by launch day, but some retailers are starting to restock. If you plan to get a physical copy, be sure to note the estimated delivery date and be aware that there may be delays. You can check out where to buy FF7 Remake below, including links for the two premium editions announced during E3: a Deluxe edition and a 1st Class collector's edition, both of which are selling out quickly whenever they're in stock.

Please note that Best Buy is doing curbside pickup these days, so if you find the game in stock at your local store, you may not need to even go inside.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake pre-order bonuses

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If you pre-ordered FF7 Remake at any major retailer, you got the Chocobo Chick Summon Materia DLC. Several retailers also offered different exclusive bonuses. Those retailers are no longer offering them as of launch day, however. If you're picking up a copy locally, make sure to ask about any leftover pre-order bonuses still available.

Buy Final Fantasy 7 Remake standard edition

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The standard edition comes with the base game. It's currently back in stock at a few retailers, but you'll want to grab your copy quickly in case it sells out again. You can also buy the digital standard edition on the PlayStation Store.

Buy Final Fantasy 7 Remake Deluxe edition

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The Deluxe edition costs $80 and includes:

  • Base game
  • Artbook
  • Mini-Soundtrack
  • Steelbook
  • Cactuar Summon Materia DLC
  • Carbuncle Summon Materia DLC

At last update, the Deluxe Edition was back in stock at GameStop, but you can check its listings below. Meanwhile, you can always pre-order the Digital Deluxe Edition, which costs the same price and includes digital versions of the same bonuses (minus the steelbook) as well as an exclusive PS4 theme.

Buy Final Fantasy 7 Remake 1st Class edition

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The 1st class edition is exclusive to the Square Enix Store and will cost you $330. This edition includes:

  • Base game and any pre-order bonuses
  • Play Arts Kai Cloud Strife & Hardy Daytona box set
  • Artbook
  • Mini-Soundtrack
  • Steelbook
  • Cactuar Summon Materia DLC
  • Carbuncle Summon Materia DLC

This highly coveted edition is sold out and defaults to a waiting list for now. You can still check its listing below.

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Hundreds of people who pre-ordered from Amazon (I did so based on the info given in this article) have not received their pre-order bonus, and Amazon is refusing to deal with it.

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Can't wait for this any longer!!!!! The demo got me even more hyped. Bring it on!!!!!

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My 1st class edition ordered last year has finally shipped. My body is ready!!

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My ff vii came yeasterday :D

i would say that is awesome so far with the japanese voice

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I said I wouldnt and I did anyway...simple for the serialized card. once start spending I cant stop, Damn you Nioh 2 Special edition you started this.

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carbuncle only comes with digital deluxe version not physical deluxe

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@wavytiger:

They all actual need to stop with game content, that is specific to where you get the game from. everyone should has access to all the game content period, I can under stand for understand this for physical goodies stuff but not Game content, why both make the content when only some will actual get it.

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I'm a big fan of FF7 and I was extremely hesitant about the remake after the first little media blitz came out with some details about it. The combat looked like the typical button-mashing "auto-battle" that I'm not a fan of, I was put off by the fact that it was episodic and this one would be Midgar-only, etc., etc., and all the common concerns.

Since then, I've done a decent amount of reading on it when something pops up on my radar, and I played the demo today. I won't go into massive detail or preach my opinion, but I will say that despite being one of the guys raising his eyebrow at this whole shebang, I'm sold. I thought I wanted the same exact FF7 updated for 2020; but I'm starting to realize that what I should've wanted was an expanded FF7 updated for 2020.

Complain about the release style if you want, but for $60, I'd be massively shocked if anyone walked away from the experience saying "Not worth the money."

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For those thinking you are going to obtain that same feeling from playing this game 22 yrs ago you will be sadly mistaken. There is no going home again, rose colored glasses of when so much was new and surprising and when being a terrorist was considered awesome. Just like Star Wars remakes and new Green Day songs, nothing can fulfill that nostalgia of old.

But shit, for a measly $60 or the cost of taking the family to watch Sonic the Hedgehog, your at least getting hours and hours of going down memory lane like when your old girl friend calls you up and asks, hows things have been, and 'do you remember' stories. I know what I am getting for my money and also what I am not, so I have no misgivings.

If you really want to relive FF7 again, grab this new game or the old one and play it with someone who has never played the game before, young or old and wee what it is like through anothers eyes.

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@jenovaschilld: Never played OG, so not expecting anything.

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Woke up to find my preorder for Final Fantasy VII Remake from *years* ago was canceled because, my card couldn't be charged? There was no reason to attempt to charge my card yet. This was deliberate just to cancel a preorder that still had old Prime discount.

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@kami_amaya:

If your CC was being charged for a prime subscription, and or a purchase and it was out of date, say for .. a renewed debit card then your card cannot be charged and all orders are null. If this was not done, could you imagine the shear amount of items being on HOLD, because CC or accounts were frozen for whatever reason around the world.

But if it was anything like mine, after I updated my card everything was instantly back to normal. Buying/selling, even items in my cart and 'save for later'. Also books, audio, games, comics, movies tv and more that were either purchased or free trial versions were restored np. True I don't think I have ever had anything pre-ordered before, but hopefully an agent can help you via email query.

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@jenovaschilld: There was nothing wrong with the card, it wasn't expired. There was no other problems with any other part of my account. Amazon purposely canceled old preorders just to avoid paying out the discount. This happened with my Death Stranding preorder shortly after FFVII. All customer service did was tell me to place the order again, completely ignoring anything I said about the old Prime discount. I couldn't actually place an order again for DS, as it was sold out at the time.

And again, there was no reason to even attempt to charge my card, as both times it was no where near release date. Despite saying they did attempt to charge my card they didn't, or else it would have shown up on my bank account.

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@kami_amaya:

GameStop did that to some family with the Majora's Mask stuff years ago.

These companies have awful customer service when issues pop up.

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@kami_amaya: Bummer, I do hope you get your discounts and FF7 preorder bonuses somehow. I tried the FF7 demo, was not bad, and at times very nostalgic and does the old game proud.

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How to pre-order Final Fantasy VII...

Step 1 - Wait until it's been released to check the reviews and make sure they haven't made the same **** up they did with Final Fantasy XV.

Step 2 - Profit.

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Would like an edition including a figurine of HD Cloud in a dress :D

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Wow! It’s almost like it’s personal that Amazon made it available for pre-order. Has anyone even knows the charge policy for pre-orders? It’s ZERO dollars until the game officially releases.

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Pre-order + SE = nightmares!

Don’t do it!

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There should not be any pre-orders for this game (setting aside my hate for pre-orders in general) as there is no official confirmation. The game has also shown how much it has changed, meaning someone could still receive something different then what they pre-ordered.

My personal feeling is that pre-orders should be limited to 1-month before release max. of a confirmed release date. Beyond that, save your money and hold it in a bank or investment account with a note of where you want to use it. At least it will gain value while sitting there. (As a side note, this is a general feeling, some places don't actually charge until the item is sent.)

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@lion2447: Companies will happily let you put money down for things that may never exist, because it is no risk for them, and you might forget about it letting them keep the money.

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@Thanatos2k: You know they don’t charge your card unless the item releases for real. If it gets delayed, it just becomes a placeholder until it does.

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You would have to be really brave to pre order this, no matter how keen you were to play it

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Troubled development

No release date in sight

Game confirmed cut into multiple pieces to gouge more money from customers

Track record of being unable to release a complete game on time.

Graphics over gameplay

You'd have to be an idiot to preorder! Just wait. The game sure won't sell out.

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$60 for an installment release.. na buds ill give ya $10 tops. (im sure its a place holder)

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@untouchables111: lol it’s zero actually until it releases. I’ll preorder it for you and play it for you ;)

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Clickbait article.. Wow. Well I know I won't be coming into this website so willy-nilly from now on, probably many others too. Good job Gamespot! I hope those non-clicks on the affiliate link are worth it. ;) Shameless...

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Where can I pre-order FF X-3 and FF 13 part 3? I might as well also pre order FF 16 since it's coming out in 2021.

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@mathilda: Lightning Returns was FF13 part 3.

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@Alex_Masterson: Ok so when does Lightning Returns Part 2 come out so I can pre-order it?

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‘Member when “Shut up and take my money!” was still a joke?

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For those saying its stupid to pre-order games and to save your money and such, you all realize Amazon doesn't actually charge you for any pre-order item until the item is about to ship right? And I ordered mine back when they were still doing the 20% off on all pre-order video games, so I was able to lock that discount in, and if I decide for some reason to cancel my order it literally takes like 2 clicks to do so. So you are out nothing for doing a pre-order, you are guaranteed to get it on release day, and if you decide you don't want it later on, it takes almost no effort to cancel it. Why is that so stupid exactly?

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@Asm92784: Because you find out about a broken game on launch day usually. If a publisher has already made their money back by launch day, there's no incentive to fix the problem...Anthem comes to mind.

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@chakan2: mmm Anthem was shit but thats perspective.

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@untouchables111: Then a more recent example - FF15 was crap at launch (and is still mediocre) and years later the game still isn't complete.

Preordering got you a middle finger from Square.

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Click bait

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I am now taking pre-orders for Half-life 3. Even though there's no information available, please do send me $69.99 for Standard Edition. $29.99 for year 1 season pass, $29.99 for year 2 season pass. $99.99 for Deluxe edition. $199.99 for Collector's Edition. $499.99 with the PS5 bundle. Thanks.

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You’d have to be an idiot to pre-order this game. They’ve released about 3 pieces of information on it in the last 4 years.

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might not release on the ps4 as the next gen. home console is coming near.

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They started this episodic nonsense during the greed machine push to make AAA titles episodic. That time has passed and consumers clearly do not like it. Don't let them fool you that these are feature length games.

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Where can you pre-order FFVII Remake!

Nowhere!

Well, aside from Amazon where you can pre-order anything i guess, since they put placeholders over there rather than actual listings. You know, the site where you can also pre-order Metroid Prime 4 for quite some time now?

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Total click bait.

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