Persona 5 Royal Debuts with 201k Copies Sold in Japan, Highest Selling Debut for Persona Remake

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Persona 5 Royal was released in Japan last week on October 31st, and sales tracker Famitsu Sales reports that 201,448 copies of the remake were sold during its first week, with a sell-through rate of over 80%.

This Famitsu estimated sales data for P5R in Japan are of sales ranging from October 28 to November 3, 2019.

Based on the Famitsu sales tracker, the original Persona 5 debuted with 344,584 copies sold in Japan, combining the sales for the PS3 and PS4 versions. Just the PS4 version of P5 had sold 268,320 copies during its first week in Japan.

Persona Opening Sales Comparison

A comparison of the Japanese opening sales (and lifetime sales) of previous Persona remakes. All numbers are taken from the Famitsu sales tracker.

  1. [PS4] Persona 5 Royal {2019.10.31} – 201,448 / NEW
  2. [PSV] Persona 4 Golden {2012.06.14} – 152,499 / 325,681
  3. [PSP] Persona 3 Portable {2009.11.01} – 108,343 / 208,877
  4. [PS2] Persona 3 FES {2007.04.19} – 105,099 / 165,471
  5. [PSP] Persona {2009.04.29} – 95,406 / 156,205
  6. [PSP] Persona 2: innocent Sin {2011.04.14} – 62,091 / 112,412
  7. [PSP] Persona 2: Eternal Punishment {2012.05.17} – 28,212 / 57,905

Prior to the release of Persona 5 Royal, the Persona series had reached 10 million sales worldwide as of August 2019.

To see more information on Persona series sales data, see our latest graphic for overall series sales in Japan as of January 2019.

This Week’s Software Sales (Famitsu Sales)

The top selling games in Japan from October 28 to November 3, 2019, via Famitsu Sales.

  1. [PS4] Persona 5 Royal (Atlus) {2019.10.31} – 201,448 / NEW
  2. [NSW] Luigi’s Mansion 3 (Nintendo) {2019.10.31} – 150,649 / NEW
  3. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo) {2019.10.18} – 51,143 / 183,685
  4. [PS4] Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2019.10.25} – 37,905 / 155,575
  5. [NSW] Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games: Tokyo 2020 (Sega) {2019.11.01} – 19,438 / NEW
  6. [NSW] Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition (Square Enix) {2019.09.27} – 8,551 / 421,548
  7. [NSW] Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town (Marvelous) {2019.10.17} – 8,266 / 90,954
  8. [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} – 7,758 / 987,202
  9. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} – 7,233 / 2,511,662
  10. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} – 7,109 / 3,317,305

Persona 5 Royal was released on The PS4 in Japan on October 31, 2019. It will be released in the West in Spring 2020, with a Traditional Chinese and Korean release on February 20, 2020.

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