Seeing as how Persona 5 (in my book), is one of the best JRPGs I’ve played in years, it’s Brahtastic news to hear Atlus announce that P5 has sold over 2 million copies worldwide!!!
There’s also a press release from Atlus celebrating the major milestone!
IRVINE, Calif. – Nov. 30, 2017 – ATLUS today announced that the overall sales of Persona 5 for the PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 have reached a crucial milestone with more than 2 million copies sold worldwide. Since the initial launch, Persona 5 has earned critical acclaim, receiving recognition and awards from prestigious media outlets and fans.
Most recently, ATLUS is proud to announce that Persona 5 has been nominated in four categories for “The Game Awards 2017,” held in Los Angeles CA on December 7, including: “Game of the Year,” “Best Art Direction,” “Best Score/Music,” and “Best Role Playing Game.”
“This has been an incredible year for our company, one that represents our ambitions for Japanese games in the west,” said Naoto Hiraoka, president & CEO of Atlus U.S.A., Inc.. “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.”
Yeah, I know some people will say something like “But there’s almost 70 million PS4s sold and only 2 million have bought it!!”. OK, whatever. Play the game, experience the greatness, then come back and we can talk.
Congrats to Atlus, Sega, the Persona 5 team, and everyone who helped make this Brahsome game!!!
You never know how many Game of the Year Awards it could end up winning…..