Persona franchise surpasses 10 million copies offered

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It has taken almost 1 / 4 of a century, however the Persona sequence has hit 10 million copies offered. That features all video games within the sequence: the primary Persona role-playing adventures in addition to spinoffs like dungeon-crawler Persona Q2.

Developer Atlus revealed this milestone in a weblog put up on its official Japanese Persona web site immediately. It additionally revealed that it’s planning to carry an occasion to disclose extra concerning the upcoming Persona 5 Royal, which is revamped model of the Persona 5 RPG. Royal is due out for PlayStation four on October 31, and it’s definitely going so as to add to Persona’s complete gross sales going ahead.

In its 2018 investor report, writer Sega Sammy confirmed that Persona had reached 9.three million copies shipped life-to-date. That was from October of final yr. Since then, the corporate launched Persona Q2 for the Nintendo 3DS in November in Japan. Persona Q2 then launched worldwide in June. That was doubtless one of many greater contributors to pushing the sequence over 10 million copies offered.

Persona is a rising franchise for Sega and Atlus. The primary recreation debuted in 1996 as a by-product of the Shin Megami Tensei RPGs. However the franchise broke into the consciousness of Western players primarily with Persona three on the PlayStation three and Persona three: Golden on the PlayStation Vita. Since then, the sequence has discovered a bigger viewers.

Persona 5, for instance, has surpassed 2.7 million copies offered all by itself. Now, if solely Sega and Atlus would get it collectively and launch Persona 5 or any of the primary entries within the franchise on Nintendo Change, it might doubtless see one other massive spike in its collected gross sales complete.

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