Persona 5 Is Now the Best Selling Release in Atlus History, in Japan


Two weeks ago, it was reported that Persona 5 was the fastest selling game in the Persona series, in Japan, after selling 337k copies within three days.

Atlus also recently celebrated over 550k shipped copies of the game, which means that many units were sold to retailers.

This week, new Media Create sales numbers have been released showing that the game, as of now, is the best selling game Atlus has released in Japan since the company was founded 30 years ago.

437,929 copies (including the PS3 and PS4 versions together) have been sold-through, from September 15 to October 2, 2016.

This Week’s Sales

This week’s Media Create sales numbers for Persona 5 are the following (this week’s sales / life to date sales):

  1. [PS4] Persona 5 {2016-09-15} — 22,814 / 332,785
  2. [PS3] Persona 5 {2016-09-15} — 7,266 / 95,010

The Famitsu sales tracker numbers:

  1. [PS4] Persona 5 {2016-09-15} — 20,572 / 339,484
  2. [PS3] Persona 5 {2016-09-15} — 7,376 / 98,445

Best Selling Atlus Games Comparison

Using historical Famitsu sales tracker data, Persona 5 sits at the top of every game Atlus has released in Japan with 437,929 physical copies of the game sold to consumers.


The data used for this graphic, in a descending order of the six games with the most sales, can be seen below:

SystemTitleRelease DatePrice (yen)First Week SalesLTD Sales
[PS4]Persona 5{2016-09-15}(¥8.800)264,793339,484
[PS3]Persona 5{2016-09-15}(¥8.800)72,97498,445
[PS1]Persona [PlayStation the Best]{1997-06-27}(¥2,800)10,97017,935
[PSV]Persona 4 Golden{2012-06-14}(¥7,329)152,499332,003
[PSV]Persona 4 Golden [PlayStation Vita the Best]{2015-02-05}(¥4,298)3,05739,230
[PS2]Persona 4{2008-07-10}(¥7,329)211,967294,214
[PS2]Persona 4 [PlayStation 2 the best]{2010-08-05}(¥2,940)64,685
[SAT]Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner{1995-12-25}(¥6,800)355,656
[PS1]Persona 2: Innocent Sin{1999-06-24}(¥6,800)170,577274,798
[PS1]Persona 2: Innocent Sin [PlayStation the Best]{2000-09-14}(¥2,800)3,4703,470
[3DS]Shin Megami Tensei IV{2013-05-23}(¥6,980)184,811259,177

Digital sales are not included in these numbers. Bundles and limited edition releases are.

Persona 5 was released for the PS3 and PS4 in Japan on September 15, 2016. It will release in North America and Europe on February 14, 2017, and in traditional Chinese and Korean in 2017.