Developer Atlus has announced that the overall sales of Persona 5 for the PS4 and PS3 have reached a critical milestone with more than 2 million copies sold worldwide. Atlus has also confirmed that sales for the entire franchise now total more than 8.9 million.
Since the initial launch, the title has been critically acclaimed by media and users alike, receiving recognition and awards from prestigious media outlets and fans. Most recently, Persona 5 has been nominated in four categories for The Game Awards 2017 that is set to be held in Los Angeles on 7 December and they are: “Game of the Year,” “Best Art Direction,” “Best Score/Music,” and “Best Role Playing Game.”
“This has been an incredible year for our company, one that represents our ambitions for Japanese games in the west,” said Naoto Hiraoka, president & CEO of Atlus U.S.A., Inc. “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 delivering more incredible games to our fans next year.”
About Persona 5
Persona 5 is a game about the internal and external conflicts of a group of troubled youth who live double lives. They have the typically ordinary day-to-day of a Tokyo high-schooler – attending class, after-school activities and part-time jobs. But they also undertake fantastical adventures by using otherworldly powers to enter the hearts of people. Their power comes from the Persona, the Jungian concept of the “self;” the game’s heroes realize that society forces people to wear masks to protect their inner vulnerabilities, & by literally ripping off their protective mask and confronting their inner selves do the heroes awaken their inner power, strive to help those in need.