The latest and greatest Persona release is a bonafide hit according to Atlus.
With retail shipments + digital sales exceeding 1.5 million units across all regions — no doubt thanks to the recent North American and European launches — Persona 5 is doing quite well. To celebrate the impressive JRPG’s milestone, Atlus is hosting a Persona live concert on August 2nd at the Yokohama Arena in Yokohama, Japan. It’s unlikely that western fans of the franchise will make it there, but still good to know that we are invited.
See the press release below.
Atlus Co., Ltd. announced that following the launch of the critically acclaimed Persona 5 in North America and Europe, the game has shipped more than 1.5 million copies worldwide.
To celebrate the launch of the game, there will be a Persona live concert event on Aug. 2 at the Yokohama Arena in Yokohama, Japan. Please stay tuned for upcoming news on Persona 5 and the Persona series in the future!
Persona 5 is a game about the internal and external conflicts of a group of troubled youth who live dual lives. They have the typically ordinary day-to-day of a Tokyo high-schooler – attending class, after school activities and part-time jobs. But they also undertake fantastical adventures by using otherworldly powers to enter the hearts of people. Their power comes from the Persona, the Jungian concept of the “self;” the game’s heroes realize that society forces people to wear masks to protect their inner vulnerabilities, and by literally ripping off their protective mask and confronting their inner selves do the heroes awaken their inner power, and use it to strive to help those in need. Ultimately, the group of Phantom Thieves seeks to change their day-to-day world to match their perception and see through the masks modern-day society wears.
Persona 5 is now available in the Americas and Europe, for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3. The game is rated M by the ESRB.
For more information, please visit the official website, atlus.com/persona5