Update (2019-10-24): The English version of the Sega Sammy Integrated Report 2019 has been released.
Sega Sammy released their Japanese Annual Integrated Report 2019 on October 1st, giving an overview of the copmany’s most notable intellectual properties and their sales numbers. These sales numbers do not strictly represent game sales, but also include pachislot and pachinko machines, amusement machines, and toys.
The series sales outline from Sega Sammy’s integrated report 2018 from last year can be seen in a previous post.
As with previous years, the “multifaceted rollout” in terms of sales for the Persona series and the Megami Tensei series include:
- Pachislot and Pachinko Machines
- Packaged Games
- Digital Games
- Toys, etc.
Sega Sammy Annual Report 2019
Sega Sammy Annual Report 2018
According to Sega Sammy’s integrated report 2019, the Persona series has sold a total of 10.2 million units in its multifaceted rollout since its debut 23 years ago.
In last year’s annual report 2018, it was reported that the series had sold approximately 9.3 million units. Therefore, the Persona franchise has sold 900k more units within that rollout.
Part of this increase would be the release of Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth in November 2018 in Japan and in June 2019 in the West. The release of PQ2 was the sole new edition for Persona, from 15 in 2018 to 16 in 2019.
Since the original launch of Persona 5 on September 15, 2016 in Japan, and subsequently in North America on April 4, 2017, the game has shipped and digitally sold over 2.7 million copies worldwide.
The Persona series had reached 10 million units sold as of August 2019.
The Megami Tensei series has sold over 17.4 million units in its multifaceted rollout since its debut 32 years ago. This represents an increase of 5 million units compared to the number from last year’s integrated report 2018.
As with last year, the main reason behind this increase would be the free-to-play mobile game Shin Megami Tensei: Liberation Dx2, which was released in Japan on January 22, 2018 and in North America on July 23, 2018.
The latest dedicated console release in the series was Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux on October 26, 2017. It sold 61k copies in Japan during its first week of release.
Unlike in previous years, Etrian Odyssey is omitted from the listed Sega IPs. The series is mentioned alongside Persona and Shin Megami Tensei in an overview of Atlus describing their efforts to continue providing series and products globally form within Japan.
— Sega Sammy via ResetEra