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Final Fantasy VII Rebirth has launched with a pretty serious error

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth has launched with a pretty serious error

Sony has issued a statement following a manufacturing error affecting some physical copies of Final Fantasy VII Rebirth.

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth has launched with a major error affecting those based in Japan with a physical copy of the game.

Today is finally the day. Final Fantasy VII Rebirth is out in the world but for those who’ve acquired a physical copy and happen to be based in Japan, you’re going to need to pay close attention to a statement issued by Sony. If you have a physical copy, you’ll know that this whopper of a game comes on two discs, a data disc and the disc you need to play the game. The issue is that due to a manufacturing error, Japanese physical copies have the wrong label on the wrong disc.

Take a look at our perfect 10 out of 10 review of Final Fantasy VII Rebirth below.

Essentially, those affected will need to first insert the disc labelled ‘Play Disc’ to install the game followed by the ‘Data Disc’ to actually play it. “Due to a defect in our manufacturing process, an error occurred in the label printed on the disc surface and the content recorded on the disc in the Japanese version package disc (2-disc set) of Final Fantasy VII Rebirth released on February 29, 2024,” read a statement on PlayStation’s site. “By taking the steps listed below, you will be able to play the game without any problems. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your understanding.”

Weirdly, fans are actually celebrating this error with many saying that these copies could become pretty collectible in the future. “Damn I wish I'd have gotten a copy like that. Will be worth decent money one day,” wrote one Reddit user, with another adding, “These will end up being collectors' editions 20 years from now.”

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth is a stellar game. In our 10 out of 10 review, we said, “It’s hard not to bring nostalgia into it. I can ignore those quibbles I have because of the countless times this game made me feel something, whether that be anger, joy, sadness, or empathy. As I rolled the credits I realised this was exactly the game I’ve wanted to play since I was 17 years old. It’s playing one of my favourite games all over again, experiencing everything fresh - and loving it just as much as I did over two decades ago.”

Featured Image Credit: Square Enix

Topics: Final Fantasy, Final Fantasy 7, Square Enix, PlayStation, PlayStation 5