Persona 5 Tops UK Sales Charts with the Series’ Biggest Launch Yet

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Persona 5 was released in the West last Tuesday, on April 4th, and it has debuted at the number 1 spot in UK sales charts for the past week.

According to market research company GfK Chart-Track:

It is the first J-RPG (Japanese RPG) to debut at the top of the All Formats Chart since ‘Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch’ back in W5 2013 (‘Final Fantasy XV’ launched at No2, but it had to contend with ‘FIFA 17’). It is by far the biggest launch for a ‘Persona’ title and the first ever All Formats No1 for developer and publisher Atlus.

Persona 5 represents Atlus’ most successful launch in the UK to date, and the most successful launch in the region for the Persona series.

The split between platform sales in the UK was a 97% share for the PS4, and a 3% share for the PS3.

This follows the news that Persona 5 has shipped more than 1.5 million copies worldwide since its initial release on September 15, 2016.

The full chart by UK Interactive Entertainment can be seen below:

Top 40 Entertainment Software — Week 14 Year 2017 (Ending 8th April)

LW TW Title Age Rating Publisher
1 PERSONA 5 PEGI 16+ ATLUS
2 2 TOM CLANCY’S GHOST RECON: WILDLANDS PEGI 18+ UBISOFT
3 3 LEGO WORLDS PEGI 7+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
5 4 GRAND THEFT AUTO V PEGI 18+ ROCKSTAR
1 5 MASS EFFECT: ANDROMEDA PEGI 16+ EA GAMES
7 6 FIFA 17 PEGI 3+ EA SPORTS
8 7 THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: BREATH OF THE WILD PEGI 12+ NINTENDO
8 LEGO CITY UNDERCOVER PEGI 7+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
10 9 CALL OF DUTY: INFINITE WARFARE PEGI 18+ ACTIVISION
14 10 OVERWATCH PEGI 12+ BLIZZARD
9 11 ROCKET LEAGUE PEGI 3+ 505 GAMES
6 12 HORIZON ZERO DAWN PEGI 16+ SONY COMPUTER ENT.
19 13 WWE 2K17 PEGI 16+ 2K
12 14 BATTLEFIELD 1 PEGI 18+ EA GAMES
11 15 FORZA HORIZON 3 PEGI 3+ MICROSOFT
4 16 KINGDOM HEARTS HD 1.5 + 2.5 REMIX PEGI 12+ SQUARE ENIX
13 17 FOR HONOR PEGI 18+ UBISOFT
16 18 1-2 SWITCH PEGI 7+ NINTENDO
24 19 DESTINY: THE COLLECTION PEGI 16+ ACTIVISION
17 20 WATCH DOGS 2 PEGI 18+ UBISOFT
26 21 NBA 2K17 PEGI 3+ 2K
15 22 MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION PEGI 7+ MICROSOFT
23 BULLETSTORM: FULL CLIP EDITION PEGI 18+ GEARBOX PUBLISHING
28 24 MAFIA III PEGI 18+ 2K
25 25 TOM CLANCY’S RAINBOW 6: SIEGE PEGI 18+ UBISOFT
33 26 HITMAN: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON PEGI 18+ SQUARE ENIX
23 27 SNIPER ELITE 4 PEGI 16+ SOLD OUT SALES & MARKETING
27 28 POKEMON SUN PEGI 7+ NINTENDO
22 29 THE ELDER SCROLLS V: SKYRIM SPECIAL ED. PEGI 18+ BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
21 30 RESIDENT EVIL 7: BIOHAZARD PEGI 18+ CAPCOM
31 31 LEGO STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS PEGI 7+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
36 32 STEEP PEGI 12+ UBISOFT
34 33 JUST DANCE 2017 PEGI 3+ UBISOFT
35 34 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION PEGI 7+ SONY COMPUTER ENT.
35 FINAL FANTASY XV PEGI 16+ SQUARE ENIX
36 YO-KAI WATCH 2: BONY SPIRITS PEGI 7+ NINTENDO
37 FARMING SIMULATOR 17 PEGI 3+ FOCUS HOME INTERACTIVE
38 RISE OF THE TOMB RAIDER: 20 YEAR EDITION PEGI 18+ SQUARE ENIX
40 39 LEGO MARVEL AVENGERS PEGI 7+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
39 40 MARIO KART 7 PEGI 3+ NINTENDO

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 will release in Korean in 2017.

— GfK Chart-Track

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    We in the West like to eat your **** up.

    Love,

    Everyone