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Persona Series Sells 22.6 Million Copies Worldwide

Persona 3, Persona 4 and Persona 5, three games in the Persona series

Developer ATLUS has celebrated March 5th, the “Promised Day”, by announcing that the Persona series has sold 22.6 million units worldwide. Alongside this announcement, ATLUS also shared a new video, “Promise” (below), recreating the original trailer for Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 while utilizing assets and in-engine footage from the new Persona 3 Reload.

This new sales data comes on the tail of other exciting Persona series news, with Persona 3 Reload selling one million units in its first week, simultaneously becoming the fastest-selling title in ATLUS history. The Persona 5 series (inclusive of all related games, i.e., Persona 5 Strikers) still takes the lion’s share of these sales, with ATLUS previously announcing ten million total sales as of December 2023.

Persona began as a spin-off of the Shin Megami Tensei series, starting with the release of Revelations: Persona in 1996. The series has slowly found its own success, shedding the SMT prefix as of the release of Persona 4 in 2008.

With Persona 3 Reload receiving plenty of accolades and continuing to sell, alongside increasing whispers of a sixth mainline entry in the series, we expect the Persona series to continue this strong trend both commercially and in terms of quality.

Source: Gematsu

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Claton Stevenson

Claton Stevenson

Claton (yes no "Y") is an RPG obsessed News Editor. Claton fell in love with the genre whilst watching his childhood friend spam GF summons in FF VIII; thinking "wow these graphics are just like real life. Is this really a game"? He’s been chasing that feeling of awe and wonder ever since. Who knows? Maybe he’ll find it right here with RPGFan. When he’s not writing for RPGFan, you’ll find him nonchalantly leaning against the ballroom wall being the “best looking guy here.” …whatever.

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