Persona 5 Royal and hack-and-slash spin-off Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers have both exceeded sales expectations. The announcement comes from Atlus, in a review of the company's fiscal year ending March 2020 under Sega.
Atlus announced the news yesterday in a statement (which has been translated by PersonaCentral). This isn't just sales in Japan though - the impressive sales for Persona 5 Royal include sales generated across Japan, Europe, and North America as a whole.
With Persona 5 Scramble though, it's a slightly different story. The spin-off game is currently only available in Japan, on both the PS4 and the Nintendo Switch (whereas Persona 5 Royal is a PS4 exclusive), but it still appears to have performed better than expected for Atlus in the Japanese market alone.
Persona 5 Royal launched earlier this year in March in the west, exclusively for the PS4. Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers currently doesn't have a western release date, and Atlus hasn't given any indication that we should expect a western release for the hack-and-slash spin-off game.
Last month in June, Atlus surprised everyone by stealth-launching Persona 4 Golden on PC, the first mainline Persona game to launch for a platform other than the PlayStation since the original Persona was ported to PC back in 1999. The launch of the game was deemed a success for Atlus, with the JPRG topping 30,000 concurrent players just a few days after launching.