There has been a lot of talk about the upcoming release of the remake of Final Fantasy VII but we hardly hear anything about Final Fantasy VIII. In terms of gameplay and visuals Final Fantasy VIII was just as good as its predecessor for the original Sony PlayStation console. Also, in terms of sales Final Fantasy VIII did great on the PS1 but not quite as good as VII. Since its release back in ’99 Final Fantasy has reportedly sold over 7.8 million units worldwide making it one of the best selling RPG titles of the 90’s.
Despite, selling close to eight million units worldwide Final Fantasy VIII fell short to Final Fantasy VII which sold close to ten million units worldwide since its release back in 1997. In terms of an actual HD remake happening on the near future is something that many people are unsure of. However, if Square Enix does decide to make an actual remake for Final Fantasy VIII it will give them the chance to fix some of the flaws in the original game as it relates to the battle system.