Persona 5 launched in Japan last week on September 15, 2016, and sales tracker Media Create indicates that 337,767 copies of the game were sold during its first week (tracked from September 12 to September 18), topping the sales charts.

This makes Persona 5 the fastest selling Persona game in the 20 years since the series debuted.

Famitsu sales tracker indicates that the sell-through rate for the PS4 version of the game was between 80% and 100%. The same rate for the PS3 version was between 60% and 80%.

Persona Opening Sales Comparison

A comparison of the Japanese opening sales (and lifetime sales) of previous Persona initial mainline release games. All numbers are taken from the Famitsu sales tracker (except for Persona 5‘s).

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  1. [PS4] Persona 5 {2016.09.15} — 264,793 / NEW
  2. [PS1] Persona {1996.09.20} — 201,147 / 391,556
  3. [PS2] Persona 4 {2008.07.10} — 211,967 / 294,214
  4. [PS1] Persona 2: Innocent Sin {1999.06.24} — 170,577 / 274,798
  5. [PS2] Persona 3 {2006.07.13} — 127,472 / 210,319
  6. [PS1] Persona 2: Eternal Punishment {2000.06.29} — 119,484 / 200,103
  7. [PS3] Persona 5 {2016.09.15} — 72,974 / NEW

To see more information on Persona series sales data, see this previous graphic post from January 2016.

Atlus’ best selling single release of all time in Japan, since the company was founded 30 years ago in April 1986, is Persona (PS1) with 391.5k copies sold. It is likely that Persona 5 will exceed that number this month.

This Week’s Software Sales (Media Create)

The top selling games in Japan from September 12 to September 18, 2016, via Media Create (via NeoGAF).

  1. [PS4] Persona 5 # <RPG> (Atlus) {2016.09.15} (¥8.800) – 264.793 / NEW 
  2. [PS3] Persona 5 # <RPG> (Atlus) {2016.09.15} (¥8.800) – 72.974 / NEW 
  3. [PS4] Winning Eleven 2017 <SPT> (Konami) {2016.09.15} (¥7.600) – 66.037 / NEW 
  4. [PS3] Winning Eleven 2017 <SPT> (Konami) {2016.09.15} (¥6.600) – 34.502 / NEW 
  5. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch 3: Sushi / Tempura <RPG> (Level 5) {2016.07.16} (¥4.800) – 19.726 / 1.224.376 (-14%)
  6. [3DS] Dragon Ball: Fusions # <RPG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.08.04} (¥5.700) – 7.220 / 159.638 (+3%)
  7. [WIU] Minecraft: Wii U Edition <ADV> (Microsoft Game Studios) {2016.06.23} (¥3.600) – 7.168 / 121.795 (-3%)
  8. [3DS] Super Battle For Money Sentouchuu: Kyuukyoku no Shinobu to Battle Player Choujou Kessen! <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.09.15} (¥5.300) – 6.590 / NEW 
  9. [3DS] Puzzle & Dragons X: God Chapter / Dragon Chapter <RPG> (GungHo Online Entertainment) {2016.07.28} (¥4.800) – 5.782 / 174.953 (-7%)
  10. [PS4] BioShock: The Collection <BioShock \ BioShock 2 \ BioShock Infinite> <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2016.09.15} (¥5.500) – 5.543 / NEW 
  11. [3DS] Kirby: Planet Robobot <ACT> (Nintendo) {2016.04.28} (¥4.700) – 5.397 / 433.736 (-7%)
  12. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.03.19} (¥2.400) – 4.986 / 874.366 (+2%)
  13. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2014.11.21} (¥4.571) – 5.082 / 2.889.923 (+0%)
  14. [PS4] The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Complete Edition <The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt \ The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Hearts of Stone \ The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Blood and Wine> <RPG> (Spike Chunsoft) {2016.09.01} (¥6.480) – 4.188 / 21.911 (-27%)
  15. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V [New Price Edition] <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} (¥4.990) – 4.180 / 160.600 (+54%)
  16. [PS4] Tales of Berseria <RPG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.08.18} (¥8.200) – 3.745 / 218.119 (-28%)
  17. [PS4] Tokyo Xanadu Ex+ <RPG> (Nihon Falcom) {2016.09.08} (¥6.480) – 3.712 / 18.780 (-75%)
  18. [WIU] Splatoon # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2015.05.28} (¥5.700) – 3.396 / 1.468.812 (-19%)
  19. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf [Nintendo Selects] <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.03.17} (¥2.700) – 2.908 / 93.181 (+14%)
  20. [3DS] Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games <SPT> (Nintendo) {2016.02.18} (¥4.700) – 2.722 / 238.675 (-10%)

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.

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