Persona 5 Ships 1.5 Million Copies Worldwide

Persona 5 Ships 1.5 Million Copies Worldwide

The latest title in the Persona series is off to a great start.

Atlus Japan has announced that Persona 5 crossed 1.5 million shipped worldwide (via Gematsu). The game has been out since September 15, 2016 in Japan on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4, while the North America and Europe release was this week on April 4. Atlus previously announced that 550,000 units were shipped in Japan (358,000 sold before the game fell off the Media Create threshold), meaning North America and Europe accounted for 1 million units.

It's a great start for the latest Persona game, only dampened by Atlus's rather draconian streaming guidelines. The publisher has threatened Content ID claims and channel strikes if folks stream the game beyond a certain point in the story. Fans haven't been to happy with Atlus about the threat.

Despite that, Persona 5 has reviewed quite well. Our own Caty McCarthy gave the game a full 5 out of 5 stars.

"With the most bewitching tale the series has ever told and an incredibly likable cast that rises above their typical archetypes, Persona 5 sings a song of rebellion," she wrote in the review. "Not just against the norm of JRPGs, but of society's oppressive grasp, inspiring its players to rise up as the Phantom Thieves would. In the end, in spite of its minor missteps, Persona 5 has the power to steal the hearts of longterm fans of the series and newcomers alike."

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Atlus has also announced a Persona live concert event. The last Persona concert was in 2015 and featured the first gameplay reveal trailer for the game, so fans are hoping for more DLC or perhaps a new Persona announcement.

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Mike Williams

Reviews Editor

M.H. Williams is new to the journalism game, but he's been a gamer since the NES first graced American shores. Third-person action-adventure games are his personal poison: Uncharted, Infamous, and Assassin's Creed just to name a few. If you see him around a convention, he's not hard to spot: Black guy, glasses, and a tie.

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