Persona 5 Buyer’s Survey, Includes Question for Other Persona Game Genres


As with previous games released by Atlus, purchasers of Persona 5—which was released in Japan last week—were given a code to fill out a respective buyer’s survey for the game.

The list of questions from the survey are below. For a question that I feel is especially interesting and should be highlighted, see Q24.

Q1: Name

Q2: Prefecture

Q3: Age

Q4: Gender

Q5: Please select everywhere you’ve heard about this game.

Over 35 possible choices, including:

  • [Magazine] Weekly Famitsu articles and advertisements
  • [Magazine] Weekly Shonen Jump
  • [WEB} Amazon
  • [Sony] Official PS blog
  • [SNS] Persona official Twitter
  • [Events] E3
  • [Events] Tokyo Tower Art Gallery

Q6: What are those in particular that you referred to to buy this game?

Same choices as Q5.

Q7: Why did you decide to buy this game?

15 possible choices, including:

  • Because I like RPGs
  • Because I like Atlus games
  • Because I like the illustrations
  • Because the gameplay videos were interesting
  • Because I like the Persona series
  • Because the official website was interesting

Q8: Please tell us the games you have bought.

21 possible choices of Atlus games, including:

  • PSP Persona
  • PSP Perosna 2: Eternal Punishment
  • PS2 Persona 3
  • PS3 Persona 4 Arena
  • 3DS Shin Megami Tensei IV FINAL
  • 3DS Devil Summoner Soul Hackers
  • I have never purchased an Atlus game until now

Q9: Which points did you focus on when you decided to purchase this game?

18 possible choices, including:

  • The setting, atmosphere
  • It is a “Persona” series game
  • Music and sound effects
  • Character design
  • Exhilirating 1More combat
  • Quirky “Palace” dungeon level design
  • Its popularity and reputation
  • It is an “Atlus” game
  • Story
  • Game system of deepening one’s bonds and relationships with collaborators through Co-op

Q10: Please tell us which points you thought were good in this game.

Same choices as Q9.

Q11: Please tell us which points you thought were not good in this game.

Same choices as Q9 and Q10.

Q12: Please tell us the titles you plan on purchasing in the future.

9 possible choices consisting of:

  • PS4 Tales of Berseria
  • PS4 Final Fantasy XV
  • PS4 Gravity Daze 2
  • PS4 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim
  • PS4 The Last Guardian
  • PS4 Yakuza 6
  • PS4 World of Final Fantasy
  • PSVita 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim
  • Other

Q13: For licensed products of this game, please tell us which you want to buy.

4 possible choices consisting of:

  • Three-dimensional object, like a figure
  • Music products, like a soundtrack
  • Books, like an art book
  • Other

Q14: How many games have you purchased between September 2015 and September 2016 in addition to this game?

Multiple choice answers, with intervals like “4 to 6” ranging to “16 to 20,” along with “0” and “31 or more.”

Q15: Please choose your favorite genre of video game.

13 possible choices, including:

  • RPG
  • Action RPG
  • Simulation RPG
  • Sport
  • Action
  • Adventure
  • Fighting
  • Shooting

Q16: For your usage with mobile phones, please choose the ones that apply.

8 possible choices, including:

  • I use an Android phone
  • I use an iPhone
  • I use a feature phone
  • I use the “Atlus Music” distribution service
  • I mainly seek game information through a PC

Q17: Please tell us which SNS you use.

6 possible choices consisting of:

  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • mixi
  • Line
  • Pixiv
  • Other

Q18: About buying the PlayStation 4.

6 possible choices consisting of:

  • It was purchased along with the release date of this game.
  • It was purchased when the release date was announced.
  • It was purchased immediately after its release.
  • The PS4 was purchased when “Persona 5” was announced
  • It was purchased related to another game
  • Other

Q19: Please tell us which game platforms you own.

11 possible choices, including:

  • PlayStation 4
  • PlayStation Vita
  • Nintendo 3DS
  • PlayStation 3
  • Wii U
  • Xbox One

Q20: Please tell us which game machines you’re thinking of buying in the future.

9 possible choices, mainly consisting of Q19 choices, with one exception:

  • PlayStation 4 Pro

Q21: For customers who purchased the deluxe edition of the game, which bonus items were enticing?

4 possible choices consisting of:

  • PERSONA5 ART BOOK ~The Aesthetics~
  • Persona 20th Anniversary All-Time Best Album <CD 5 Discs>
  • Special collaboration DLC set
  • Special <P5 Art> Treasure box

Q22: Have you enjoyed “Persona 5”?

5 possible choices consisting of:

  • I enjoyed it very much. I am looking forward to the next game
  • I enjoyed it and I am relatively satisfied
  • I did not enjoy it too much. I would like improvements
  • I did not enjoy it at all
  • I haven’t played it yet

Q23: Please tell us your current play time.

7 possible choices, ranging from “approximately 10 hours” to “approximately 120 hours.”

Q24: Which genres do you want the Persona series to explore in the future?

7 possible choices consisting of:

  • RPG
  • Rhythm game
  • Fighting game
  • Simulation [i.e. Strategy] game
  • Action game
  • Shooting game
  • Other

Q25: Your opinions on this game and your thoughts; please fill if you have any requests for the future.

A text box.

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.