Polygon: Why Persona 5’s PS4 Sharing Features are Disabled

Persona 5 does not support sharing images or videos from the game, after a certain point in the prologue, with the PlayStation 4’s built-in sharing features. Atlus USA has provided a statement on this restriction to Polygon:

“This being a Japanese title with solely a single-playthrough story means Japan is very wary about it,” an Atlus representative said. “Sharing is currently blocked through the native PS4 UI.”

When asked by Polygon if sharing would be available to players after the game went on sale worldwide, Atlus said that the feature will continue to be blocked.

This restriction applies to copies of the game for all regions.

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 will release in North America and Europe on April 4th, 2017, and in Korean in 2017.


  • Omega068

    *looks at youtube*

    I don’t think they’ve realized this doesn’t work.

    • JCTXS

      unless they stopped handing out copyright strikes for the ones they find… don’t know.

  • Steven Bruton

    Yeah this sucks, people who want to stream it still can but people who just want to take a few screenshorts for themselves are blocked from doing so.

  • sillyfudgemonkeys

    I’d understand a temp ban (like a month or two) cause spoilers, and I understand Japan doing that cause it hadn’t come out world wide yet but….COME ON! REALLY? People are already getting around it, let me take my screen shots man!

  • Kalkano

    This is why I have an El Gato. I’ve already recorded the first ~14 hours of the game.


    Shirrako is streaming entire game!

  • James Jeans

    I’d planned to take custom screen shots for my PS4 theme. Ugh.