Persona 5 is a game many people were looking forward to playing, with the title continuing mechanics and features many loved in Persona’s 3 & 4. However, this game is a grand success for ATLUS thus far and the game is currently only released in Japan.
Two weeks ago, it was reported that Persona 5 was the fastest selling game in the Persona series, in Japan, after selling 337k copies within three days. Atlus also recently celebrated over 550k shipped copies of the game, which means that many units were sold to retailers.
This week, new Media Create sales numbers have been released showing that the game, as of now, is the best selling game Atlus has released in Japan since the company was founded 30 years ago. 437,929 copies (including the PS3 and PS4 versions together) have been sold-through, from September 15 to October 2, 2016.
With the game’s western launch dated for Feburary 2017 across North America and Europe, one must hope that considering this titles smashing success in Japan, that will carry over for future releases.
Source: Persona Central