Atlus’ little RPG that could has shipped 1.5 million units after launching in North America and Europe. This announcement came directly from Atlus CEO, Akira Nomoto, who may or may not unlock the “everyone’s getting a bonus” confidant. That means there are a lot of people around the world who are changing hearts, exploiting enemy weaknesses, and driving around a subway station in meowing van.
That was not the only big news. If you happen to be in Yokohama, Japan on August 2nd, there will also be a live concert for catchy Persona music from the game. We hope the concert finds its way onto YouTube, or you can just play the music sampler CD from the special edition of the game, while a friend yells in Japanese for two hours to recreate the authenticity of the experience.
Since Persona 5 is packed with content and dungeons to be crawled, our review will be a little delayed, but we can tell you that it is definitely a Persona game. It even has the potential to be better than Persona 4, but it is too early to make such strong pronouncements.
Congrats to Atlus for (finally) shipping their game. It looks like it has been worth the wait.
Are you playing Persona 5? Do you think it is better than you expected, worse, or it is about what you thought? Do you want a renaissance for more turn-based JRPGs, or do you like the Final Fantasy method of modernizing the combat with the times? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.
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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.