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Persona 5 Becomes Atlus’ Best Selling Game in Japan

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If you can recall a couple weeks back, we reported that Persona 5 was the fastest selling game in the franchise, with 337k sales in the first 3 days.

Well after a couple of weeks, not only has it become the best selling Persona game, but it is now the company’s best selling game ever in Japan.

As of writing this, Persona 5 has sold 437k copies across both platforms, not including digital sales.

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To visualize this, the chart above (courtesy of Persona Central) shows Persona 5’s sales numbers compared to the six highest selling Atlus games in Japan.

Persona 5 is set to release in North America and Europe on February 14th, 2017 for the PS3 and PS4.

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49 comments
  1. TheManWithPants
    TheManWithPants
    October 5, 2016 at 2:22 pm

    Door-kun from P3 would be proud.

  2. Schrodinger's Clit
    Schrodinger's Clit
    October 5, 2016 at 2:37 pm

    >480k
    >Best Selling

    Continue to be proud, Atlus. FF15 is going to destroy you.

  3. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    October 5, 2016 at 2:38 pm

    It may become Atlus best selling game in the West as well.

  4. No_Good_Names_Ever
    No_Good_Names_Ever
    October 5, 2016 at 2:44 pm

    And still won’t make enough to break even.

  5. JCTXS
    JCTXS
    October 5, 2016 at 2:45 pm

    Love this game. Hope it sells well in the west too.

  6. Lezard Valeth
    Lezard Valeth
    October 5, 2016 at 2:45 pm

    I’m currently at Futaba Palace ( Finnaly best girl appear ) i’m enjoying the hell out of it. This is a Great game indeed. Pretty safe too say it is one of the best JRPG i have to play this year, Berseria may be on the list too.

    ( And i really don’t care about FF15, even if it sells million and million )

  7. dathip
    dathip
    October 5, 2016 at 2:51 pm

    Any reason why Persona 3 is NOT up there? Anyway How did Persona Persona 1 outsell Persona 2? Don’t people like the 2nd game more than the 1st??

  8. Kiryu
    Kiryu
    October 5, 2016 at 2:55 pm

    As i said previously,will easily reach 2 million sales worldwide.

  9. No_Good_Names_Ever
    No_Good_Names_Ever
    October 5, 2016 at 3:00 pm

    I give it 1.2mil at best.

  10. Kiryu
    Kiryu
    October 5, 2016 at 3:09 pm

    Even P4G beat those numbers with 1.38 mil on a console that is seen as a flop.With the hype and the marketing surrounding P5 it will easily outsell P4G.

  11. Fear Me I Am Free
    Fear Me I Am Free
    October 5, 2016 at 3:11 pm

    I’m dreading the fact that this game might get censored. I hope I’m wrong though. Don’t be stupid Atlus.

  12. Will3316
    Will3316
    October 5, 2016 at 3:15 pm

    February 14th can’t come soon enough.

  13. tccboss
    tccboss
    October 5, 2016 at 3:26 pm

    As I’ve said before I’m not surprised because Atlus hypex the shit out of this game.

  14. Kaetsu
    Kaetsu
    October 5, 2016 at 4:11 pm

    How does this compare to Catherine?

  15. Uncle Ocelot
    Uncle Ocelot
    October 5, 2016 at 4:23 pm

    Well I’m not sure how a JRPG would compare to a puzzle game but P5 seems to be pretty good.

  16. Uncle Ocelot
    Uncle Ocelot
    October 5, 2016 at 4:28 pm

    Well done to Atlus, from what I’ve seen it looks great, better than 3 and 4 and has that sweet, sweet OST.

  17. JCTXS
    JCTXS
    October 5, 2016 at 4:32 pm

    I’m on my 2nd playthrough already, cleared 2nd palace. Can’t wait to get to around that point and finish my cooperation guide.

  18. Etherblaze
    Etherblaze
    October 5, 2016 at 4:45 pm

    On the persona 5 hype train baby.

  19. Chocolate ISISCream
    Chocolate ISISCream
    October 5, 2016 at 4:46 pm

    Nice job Atlus! There’s definitely no need for a PC release with all these sales. PS4 and PS3 will garner enough profit in the west.

  20. Kiryu
    Kiryu
    October 5, 2016 at 4:47 pm

    And yet it still will be a better jrpg and make Atlus a nice profit as opposed to FF15.

  21. No_Good_Names_Ever
    No_Good_Names_Ever
    October 5, 2016 at 5:33 pm

    P4G was a freak accident powered by shit waifus.

  22. No_Good_Names_Ever
    No_Good_Names_Ever
    October 5, 2016 at 5:50 pm

    Isn’t there Catherine DLC?

  23. JCTXS
    JCTXS
    October 5, 2016 at 6:25 pm

    Yeah, it is free right now. Costumes for catherine characters for all the playable cast.

  24. PleaseHelpMe
    PleaseHelpMe
    October 5, 2016 at 7:01 pm

    cant wait for this. hopefully it releases in the west uncensored.

  25. Minuteworld92
    Minuteworld92
    October 5, 2016 at 7:33 pm

    nice b8 m8

  26. ScarredBushido
    ScarredBushido
    October 5, 2016 at 10:32 pm

    my japanese is pretty bad but even i can’t stop playing it. ATLUS usa don’t fuck this up and give us DUAL audio!!!

  27. ScarredBushido
    ScarredBushido
    October 5, 2016 at 10:33 pm

    honestly i think the persona series is better then FF.

  28. Kaetsu
    Kaetsu
    October 5, 2016 at 10:42 pm

    I meant in sales haha

  29. Guin
    Guin
    October 5, 2016 at 11:13 pm

    Seeing as how everyone was pretty hyped about it back then, it’s far from being “a freak accident.”

  30. Guin
    Guin
    October 5, 2016 at 11:14 pm

    It’s not a matter of hope, bro. It will.

  31. Guin
    Guin
    October 5, 2016 at 11:14 pm

    Which reminds me. How is the Rule 34 output of this so far?

  32. AT-LOW
    AT-LOW
    October 6, 2016 at 1:39 am

    Devil Survivor kicking ass on that chart!

  33. Uncle Ocelot
    Uncle Ocelot
    October 6, 2016 at 5:21 am

    A lot more, I’d imagine.

  34. GameZard
    GameZard
    October 6, 2016 at 6:02 am

    Nice so the PS4 is selling better in japan.

  35. Feniks
    Feniks
    October 6, 2016 at 6:08 am

    Wow. Considering console gaming is on life support (tangent: is assisted suicide legal over there?)in Nihon this is impressive. Most impressive!

  36. Feniks
    Feniks
    October 6, 2016 at 6:14 am

    Come on son. Sales do not equal quality.

    Watchdogs 2 and Titanfall 2 are going to sell millions. Still just triple A trash.

  37. Schrodinger's Clit
    Schrodinger's Clit
    October 6, 2016 at 8:49 am

    When did I ever say sales constitute quality?

  38. LDM
    LDM
    October 6, 2016 at 6:34 pm

    It seems there has been a lot of baiting on this site for awhile now. I can’t seem to enjoy the articles here that much because of these kind of comments.

  39. Tristan (Chili1)
    Tristan (Chili1)
    October 7, 2016 at 10:54 am

    The more sales the merrier tho

  40. Chocolate ISISCream
    Chocolate ISISCream
    October 7, 2016 at 5:06 pm

    More sales? From a platform where the majority of video game acquisitions are not through PURCHASES but piracy? Fuck off with your bullshit port begging and just buy a PS4.

  41. Tristan (Chili1)
    Tristan (Chili1)
    October 7, 2016 at 7:23 pm

    None of what you just said has anything to do with I said. I stated that there’s always room for more sales, that there’s never “enough” sales in the sense that if one can get more its good to pursue that.
    Your statement is about non-sales, which don’t have anything to do with the sales that are actually happening. A game being pirated doesn’t mean that the game isn’t being sold.

    Furthermore, no. I will port “beg” for ports in the hopes that someday every game is on PS4, Xbox One, Wii U, and PC. Exclusives are not good for consumers. Choices are good for consumers. Manueverability is good for consumers. Port “begging” is not often misconstrued as such a term when it is simply the process of consumers showing demand for a product to a company that can offer such product in the hopes that such demand is noticed and offered to the consumers at hand, thus moving the hand of capitalism forward. There is nothing wrong with this, nor can it even be called begging, as begging implies that something isn’t being given up in return, that people aren’t actually buying games.

    If you want, I can personally show you the receipt of every game port I have purchased. Sometimes, I purchase a game multiple times, having bought the original releases of the games as well as any ports made.

    I think you have a very narrow view and harmful view of the game industry.

  42. klawson1991
    klawson1991
    October 15, 2016 at 10:29 am

    Actually devil survivor doesnt sell usually more than 50k in japan. Its actually the first devil summoner which was released on the sega saturn.

  43. AT-LOW
    AT-LOW
    October 15, 2016 at 4:51 pm

    Aah, silly me. Thank you for clarifying!