Persona 5 Has Shipped More Than 1.8 Million Copies Worldwide

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Yesterday, on the latest edition of the regular Sega Raw live stream, Sega producer and director Toshihiro Nagoshi stated that Persona 5 had surpassed 1.8 million copies shipped worldwide.

In the video archive below, around the 49:05 mark, host Ayana Tsubaki talks about how Persona 5 has been a great success in Japan and overseas. Nagoshi replies with the statement that the game has shipped over 1.8 million units WW since it released on September 15, 2016. This number includes digital sales.

On April 5, 2017, it was reported that Persona 5 had exceeded 1.5 million shipped copies worldwide. Since then, the Korean version of the game was released on June 8, 2017.

“SEGA Raw” is a Sega Games produced monthly talk variety show similar to Atlus’ Persona Stalker Club, where upcoming Sega related projects are discussed and featured. The live show is hosted by the director of the Yakuza series Toshihiro Nagoshi, with TV personality and fashion model Ayana Tsubaki.

Persona 5 was released for the PS3 and PS4 in Japan on September 15, 2016. It was released for the PS4 in Traditional Chinese on March 23, 2017. It released in North America and Europe on April 4th, 2017, and in Korean on June 8, 2017.

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  • YRD

    Need to buy

  • Limit Break

    Did not get past the first boss yet. There are certain good games I am putting away for later.

  • Vallen

    Well deserved. I think it’ll get to 2.1 or 2.2mil by the end of its life cycle (assuming there won’t be a Golden version on the PS4)

  • QUIMICOMORTAL

    Excellent, well deserved!

    • Fweds

      They are ‘shipped’ Not sold number’s, probably more like 1 million sold, so not as good as they make it sound.

      • QUIMICOMORTAL

        Yeah, sold numbers must be around 1.2 or 1.3 million! Without counting digital sales, so it is a great number for a jrpg to get in just a couple of months! Specially on a year si full of ps4 exclusives to chose from!

        Most xbone exclusives fail to do that even if they are the only exclusive available for many months, like Hw2 or quantum break!

        • Fweds

          Can you just confirm your source for Xbox digital sales ?
          I will reply to the rest of your comment after you reveal your source.

          • QUIMICOMORTAL

            Lol nice try! But you missed! Who said anything about Xbox digital sales?

          • Fweds

            Oh so you mean you are not actually including digital sales, now I see.

          • QUIMICOMORTAL

            The article didn’t include them! Nor did I!

            But I see you failing to answer the message, just as I predicted!

            X bots, so predictable… Lol

          • Persona_Central

            The shipped total number includes digital sales. I’ll specify that in the article.
            Also, no name-calling.

          • QUIMICOMORTAL

            Ok, got it!

  • ObsessedGeorge

    I need to finally get this. P4G was my all time favorite PS Vita game!

  • hvd hvd

    kind of sad with 60m player base as you guys love to say.thats not even a percent of the consoles sold.

    no one buys a ps4 for its exclusives..lol

    • BabyMagnum

      Wth you talking about.

      • hvd hvd

        the percent of the player base that buys exclusives.it should be clear on what i said.

        • BabyMagnum

          Persona is on both PS3 and 4. And for an niche game it has done well. Considering that Atlus is an old but small company that has dealt with heavy issues.

          Who the hell is “As you guys love to say.” I really don’t know what you are talking about or what side you are on. If you are saying that everyone who has a PS4 got Persona 5, are you bloody high? That’s like saying that everyone who has a Switch also bought Mario Kart.

          People who like Persona 5 and don’t have a PS3 either bought a PS3 or a PS4. Simple as that.

    • Shadowriver

      You need to consider that Persona series are not much known and appriated everywhere, in Poland if you ask any gamer about Persona they probably won’t know what it is. I bearly manage to get physical copy on day one, and lucky me i got steel book copy for normal edition price because they only had few copies and it sold out in day one ;p now you can only get P5 by order or import (like german amazon).

      • hvd hvd

        ill still go buy the percent of players if ps4 sold 100m units and still only 1.8m shipped the percent of players buying exclusives is low.

        which shows im right saying no one buys a ps4 for the exclusives.

        • Camila YN

          Whatever PS4 is the leader of this gen lol

        • Shadowriver

          First of all PS4 sold 60mil not 100mil, you way off mark. I’m only saying that Persona 5 is not good game to be basing your statement on. There more bigger flagship exclusives then this, look on uncharted 9mil or horizon new dawn 5mil, the top selling xbox exclusive is on other hand is Halo 5 with only 5mil in which if you scale console sell it’s even with uncharted. Also note one more thing, Call of Duty which is game that sells the most on consoles got only 15mil which is only 1/4 of userbase, what does this shows? People owning console have diverse tastes, and even multiplatfrom games are not good in stealing peoples hearts ;] FFXV is top selling JRPG on PS4 with nearly 5mil copies sold so, in that perspective Persona series still have ways to go in JRPG market alone

  • Adrian Tomas

    I hope it sells even more by the end of this year. Fantastic game!