Posted Wed Sep 21, 2016 at 06:27 AM PDT by Sophia Edwards
PS4 sales shot up dramatically in Japan.
Today, sales have been released for 'Persona 5' following its debut in Japan last week. Thanks to a variety of factors such as the extremely positive reception 'Persona 4' received over time, as well as a recent price drop for the PS4 in Japan as a result of the PS4 Slim being released, the game has become the fastest selling 'Persona' game to date. The game has sold 264,793 copies on PS4, and 72,924 copies on PS3. By comparison, 'Persona 3' opened at 127,472 copies, and 'Persona 4' opened at 152,499 copies sold. The PS4 itself saw a huge uptick in sales, selling 96,433 units this week.
This is a terrific success for the franchise, and I'm going to be curious to see how it sells in the West. The game received a healthy bump when 'Final Fantasy XV' was delayed from its original September release date, leading to pre-orders of 'Persona 5' to jump 450%, and launching this close to the PS4 Slim was terrific timing. It's a bold, ambitious game, and I'm glad to see it paid off for Atlus and Sony.
'Persona 5' will see an English release in February 2017.
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