There’s no doubt that Persona is a popular series, but you know it’s popular if people are willing to pay for it. Persona 5 Royal was a previously released game with additional content (not new for the series, a la Persona 3 FES), and it managed to move 1.4 million copies. As reported by Crunchyroll.com, this news comes to us from the official Japanese Persona website. Combining sales with the less majestic, original Persona 5, this entry in the series has sold a total of 4.6 million units. That’s a lot of stolen hearts.
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The developer Atlus shared the news today, and, as a special treat, the series character designer, Shigenori Soejima, drew Kasumi (Persona) and Sophia (Persona 5 Scramble). You can see that at the bottom. We don’t yet have Persona 5 Scramble over here yet, but these are the kind of numbers that would encourage the company to send it West.
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Jason became terminally addicted to videogames after receiving the NES at an early age. This addiction grew to include PC gaming and was cemented with the launch of the PS2. From then on, he was afflicted with epic RPGs, tense shooters, and deep strategy games, never becoming skillful, but never able to quit. He continues to play games (poorly) and share his passion for them to anyone willing to listen.