Persona 5, the latest entry in the popular JRPG series by Atlus, is one of the most successful entries in the series, according to what Atlus revealed recently.
The Japanese company confirmed that their latest JRPG has shipped 2 million copies worldwide since the game’s Japanese release. An excellent result that’s well deserved, considering the game’s quality.
In a press release, Atlus USA CEO Naoto Hiraoka also noted how interest in Japanese games is growing in the West.
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.
If you’re a fan of Japanese role-playing games, you definitely need to play Persona 5, as it is one of the most stylish RPGs released in recent times.
It’s been a long time since I’ve been able to metaphorically unwrap a new Persona title and I can confidently say that it was worth the wait. There’s something special about the stylish role-playing game series that no other RPG maker can come close to emulating (although Mind-Zero certainly tried). While the battles take a backseat to the story in Persona 5, it’s that daring tale of phantom thieves that keeps drawing me back in. Now that I’ve finally ripped myself away from the PS4 long enough to pen the review, I can’t wait to put the mask back on and steal a few more hearts.
Persona 5 is now out on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3.