Following Persona 5‘s recently announced delay to Summer 2016 in Japan, Atlus USA has announced the North American delay to 2016 for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3.
There’s no easy way to say it, so we’ll be blunt. Persona 5 will not release in 2015. The next numbered entry of the Persona franchise will now release in Japan and the Americas in 2016.The strengths of the Persona series are compelling characters, a moving, relatable story, and a borderline obsession with minutiae – elements which can’t be rushed or taken lightly. So while ATLUS realizes the frustration and disappointment that this must cause for the JRPG-loving public, please know that we are delaying the game in order to make sure the next iteration of the Persona series lives up to the expectations of fans.Persona 5 will be released in 2016 exclusively on the PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 systems.
Persona 5 is slated to be released for the PS3 and PS4 in Japan in Summer 2016, with a 2016 North American release date.