Yesterday, on the latest edition of the regular Sega Raw live stream, Sega producer and director Toshihiro Nagoshi stated that Persona 5 had surpassed 1.8 million copies shipped worldwide.
In the video archive below, around the 49:05 mark, host Ayana Tsubaki talks about how Persona 5 has been a great success in Japan and overseas. Nagoshi replies with the statement that the game has shipped over 1.8 million units WW since it released on September 15, 2016. This number includes digital sales.
“SEGA Raw” is a Sega Games produced monthly talk variety show similar to Atlus’ Persona Stalker Club, where upcoming Sega related projects are discussed and featured. The live show is hosted by the director of the Yakuza series Toshihiro Nagoshi, with TV personality and fashion model Ayana Tsubaki.
Persona 5 was released for the PS3 and PS4 in Japan on September 15, 2016. It was released for the PS4 in Traditional Chinese on March 23, 2017. It released in North America and Europe on April 4th, 2017, and in Korean on June 8, 2017.