Persona Series Sold 3 Million Copies Worldwide From March 2020 to March 2021

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Sega Sammy has released their Fiscal Year Ending March 2021 Full Year financial results today (ranging from the end of March 2020 to the end of March 2021). As with the third quarter, Sega has an outline for specific game series which notably performed during the fiscal year, and it includes Persona.

According to the financial results, the Persona series sold a total of approximately 3 million units worldwide (including digital and physical sales) in a year, from the end of March 2020 to the end of March 2021. The main Persona titles responsible for these sales were:

  • Persona 4 Golden (June 2020)
  • Persona 5 Royal (October 2019)
  • Persona 5 (September 2016)
  • Persona 5 Strikers (February 2020)
  • etc.

With 1.2 million units sold for the Persona series during the first quarter, a total of 1.5 million sold in the second quarter, and a total of 1.9 million sold during the third quarter, this means 1.1 million copies of Persona games were sold in January, February, and March 2021.

Most of those sales were because of the Western release of Persona 5 Strikers in February 2021, which earned the company approximately $55.6 million USD (6.1 billion yen in revenue, according to Sega Sammy’s presentation) in January, February, and March 2021.

Sega Sammy had previously stated that the Western version of Persona 5 Strikers had strong pre-orders.

Previous Sales Milestones

In December 2020, Atlus announced that Persona 5 Royal and Persona 5 Strikers had each shipped over 500k copies in Japan and Asia.

In November 2020, Atlus announced that the Persona series had reached 13.1 million units shipped (including digital sales) worldwide, ever since the start of the series with Revelations: Persona in 1996.

Recently in April 2021, Atlus celebrated over 1.3 million copies of Persona 5 Strikers sold worldwide.

To see more information on Persona series sales data, see our latest graphic for overall series sales in Japan as of February 2020.