A Graphic of Overall Persona Physical Game Sales in Japan for January 2019


Following our 2017 graphic featuring all Persona video game sales on dedicated platforms in Japan, we’ve updated the graphic to reflect Persona game sales data in Japan as of January 2019.

The main updates this time are Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight and Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight (released on May 24, 2018) and Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth (released on November 29, 2018).

All sales data is from the Famitsu sales tracker, which does not include digital sales numbers.

Updated (2019-06-08): Separating Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight and Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight sales.

Sales Graphic

  • Persona 5 is the top selling mainline release, with approximately 582K sales.
  • Persona 4 Golden is the top selling remake, with approximately 345K sales.
  • Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth is the top selling spin-off, with approximately 267K sales.

Sales Data

The data used for this graphic—a complete table of all physically released Persona games and their sales (in release date order)—can be seen below.

SystemTitleRelease DatePrice (yen)First Week SalesLTD Sales
[PS1]Revelations: Persona{1996.09.20}(¥6,800)201,147
[PS1]Revelations: Persona [PlayStation the Best]{1997.06.27}(¥2,800)10,97017,935
[PS1]Persona 2: Innocent Sin{1999.06.24}(¥6,800)170,577274,798
[PS1]Persona 2: Eternal Punishment{2000.06.29}(¥6,800)119,484200,103
[PS1]Persona 2: Eternal Punishment (Deluxe Pack){2000.06.29}(¥9,800)
[PS1]Persona 2: Innocent Sin [PlayStation the Best]{2000.09.14}(¥2,800)3,4703,470
[PS1]Persona 2: Eternal Punishment [Atlus Best Collection]{2001.11.22}(¥2,800)
[PS1]Persona [PSOne Books]{2003.01.23}(¥1,800)
[PS2]Persona 3{2006.07.13}(¥7,140)127,472210,319
[PS2]Persona 3 (Rewards){2006.07.13}(¥6,594)
[PS2]Persona 3 (PlayStation.com Original Limited Edition){2006.07.13}(¥9,800)
[PS2]Persona 3 (Konami Style Limited Edition){2006.07.13}(¥12,096)
[PS2]Persona 3: Fes{2007.04.19}(¥8,190)105,099165,471
[PS2]Persona 3: Fes (Append Edition){2007.04.19}(¥5,040)
[PS2]Persona 3: Fes (Append Edition Konami Style Special Edition){2007.04.19}(¥19,740)
[PS2]Persona 3: Fes (Konami Style Limited Edition){2007.04.19}(¥22,050)
[PS2]Persona 4{2008.07.10}(¥7,329)211,967294,214
[PSP]Persona 3 Portable{2009.11.01}(¥6,279)108,343208,877
[PSP]Persona [Atlus Best Collection]{2010.06.03}(¥2,940)
[PS2]Persona 3: Fes [PlayStation 2 the Best]{2010.08.05}(¥2,940)7,773
[PS2]Persona 4 [PlayStation 2 the Best]{2010.08.05}(¥2,940)64,685
[PSP]Persona [Best Selection]{2010.09.16}(¥1,980)
[PSP]Persona 2: Innocent Sin{2011.04.14}(¥6,279)62,091112,412
[PSP]Persona 3 Portable [PSP the Best]{2011.08.25}(¥2,940)5,91496,927
[PSP]Persona 2: Eternal Punishment{2012.05.17}(¥6,279)28,21257,905
[PSV]Persona 4: Golden{2012.06.14}(¥7,329)152,499325.681
[PS3]Persona 4: Arena{2012.07.26}(¥7,329)117,318191,748
[360]Persona 4: Arena{2012.07.26}(¥7,329)9,34612,869
[3DS]Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth{2014.06.05}(¥7,538)186,398254,631
[3DS]Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth (Velvet Database Model){2014.06.05}(¥27,410)
[PS3]Persona 4: Arena Ultimax{2014.08.28}(¥7,538)85,407115,762
[PS3]Persona 4: Arena Ultimax (Limited Production Edition){2014.08.28}(¥8,980)
[PSV]Persona 4: Golden [PlayStation Vita the Best]{2015.02.05}(¥4,298)3,05719,696
[PSV]Persona 4: Dancing All Night{2015.06.25}(¥7,538)95,157124,334
[PSV]Persona 4: Dancing All Night (Value Pack){2015.06.25}(¥10,778)
[PSV]Persona 4: Dancing All Night (Premium Crazy Box){2015.06.25}(¥31,298)
[PS3]Persona 5{2016.09.15}(¥8.800)76,534116,410
[PS4]Persona 5{2016.09.15}(¥8.800)268,320458,973
[PS4]Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight{2018.05.24}(¥6.980)2,7992,799
[PSV]Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight{2018.05.24}(¥7.480)3,4103,410
[PS4]Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight{2018.05.24}(¥6.980)8,14413,237
[PSV]Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight{2018.05.24}(¥7.480)4,9264,926
[PS4]Persona Dancing: All-Star Triple Pack{2018.05.24}(¥16,880)21,76632,238
[PSV]Persona Dancing: Deluxe Twin Plus{2018.05.24}(¥15,780)10,09011,154
[PS4]Persona 5 (New Price Edition){2018.09.06}(¥4,470)4,1826,242
[3DS]Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth{2019.11.29}(¥6.980)74,42585,466

The Sega Sammy annual report 2018 indicated that the Persona series has sold a total of 9.3 million units (in packaged and digital sales) worldwide since the series’ debut in 1996.

With overall physical Persona game sales in Japan consisting of over 4 million copies, Persona game sales outside of Japan account for approximately 57% of total series sales.

The latest Persona game released in Japan was Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth for the Nintendo 3DS on November 29, 2018. Various Persona projects have been teased for a P5R reveal in March 2019.