Persona 5 Has Shipped Over 550,000 Copies in Japan

Following the news that Persona 5 had sold 337,767 copies in its first week, Atlus has announced that the game has now shipped over 550,000 copies in Japan, which includes downloads.

It was previously speculated that Sega Sammy expected to sell 500k to 550k copies of Persona 5 to retailers (so copies shipped and not sold-through) in the month of September 2016, which this number corroborates.


To commemorate this, character designer Shigenori Soejima has drawn a special illustration, and director Katsura Hashino has written a message of thanks for the game’s great reception.


Two new Persona 5 DLC costume sets will also be distributed for free to celebrate the number of copies the game has shipped.

More sales data for the Persona franchise can be seen here.

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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  • globspeed

    It’s quite an achievement that they accomplished making it pass the predicted 500k sales mark in just two weeks. Can’t wait for it to come to the West in February 2017!

  • Patrick Honeyman

    That’s not half bad for a still niche JRPG series in Japan.

    How will it fair in the West? Sales from the first month will tell us as much.

    In any case this is good news for Atlus. The higher the number of units shipped, the more likely the Persona team will progress with some of their ideas for a follow-up and/or spin-offs.

    • Kels

      Agreed. This is fantastic news. Crossing my fingers for Persona 5 Arena in the coming years :)

      • Irving Lee

        If the story and characterizations will be anything like both P4 Arena games, no thanks.

  • Would you kindly translate Hashion’s message, as googletranslate is barely understandable?