Atlus announce that sales of Persona 5 have hit two million copies worldwide.
Persona 5 was released in the West in April this year – coming to both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 – and was met with wide acclaim, despite a little controversy over some archaic Let’s Play restrictions from Atlus.
Naoto Hiraoka, president & CEO of Atlus USA, has commented on the sales performance, saying:
“This has been an incredible year for our company, one that represents our ambitions for Japanese games in the west. We are in the middle of experiencing tremendous growth, both in the west and abroad, and the sales of Persona 5 represent a new level of expectation for fans of the genre. Once seen as niche, Persona 5 is one of the most important titles this year, proving interest in this category is expanding. We look forward to delivering more incredible games to our fans next year.”
Sales of the Persona series – including Persona 5 – now totals more than 8.9 million units worldwide.
Persona 5‘s success has also been recognised with nominations in four categories at next week’s ‘The Game Awards 2017’. Although it might not grab Game of the Year, we think it has an excellent chance of picking up an gong in the art direction, music, or best RPG categories.
The game also had the longest list of post-release DLC we’ve ever seen, and that certainly deserves some kind of award.
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