- Persona 5 as a sub-series has surpassed 9 million units worldwide and now contributes to over 50% of the series’ total sales
- The Persona series rose to new heights with the launch of the fifth entry and attracted a huge audience, something that was a first for the spin-off series.
- It appears that Atlus is going to continue developing more projects related to the Persona 5 universe for some time until the eventual announcement of the sixth installment.
As reported by Persona Central, in a recent press release by SEGA following the announcement of Persona 5 Tactica, it has been revealed that the Persona 5 series of games has surpassed 9 million copies worldwide. This is a highly impressive number and adding to this is the fact that the sub-series of the fifth installment now contributes over 50% of the total Persona sales.
Persona is a spin-off series originating from Shin Megami Tensei, a part of the larger Megami Tensei franchise. After gaining exposure in the West with the launch of Persona 3, the series went to grow in popularity with subsequent entries. It was the launch of Persona 5 that propelled the spin-off series to greater heights, allowing it to branch off into its own line with a whole new identity.
The Persona 5 sub-series consists of the main game, P5 Royal, P5: Dancing in Starlight, and P5 Strikers. Earlier this month, Atlus revealed the upcoming SRPG titled Persona 5 Tactica at the fantastic Xbox showcase along with the remake of Persona 3. While both of these projects were leaked by Atlus ahead of the show, it seems to have not impacted the momentum of the series.
Last year, Atlus released P5R on modern platforms including the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch, Later that year, Atlus confirmed that the re-release allowed Royal to sell over 1 million units which added to the total sales of the sub-series. But these aren’t all the projects related to Persona 5 universe.
Aside from the countless collaborations featuring the iconic cast of Persona 5, the series was also adapted into an anime. Furthermore, another project in the continuity of P5 was announced earlier this year—P5: The Phantom X. The project is designed by a Chinese developer and is set to be a gacha game based on the P5 universe with a whole new cast and story.
Word on the internet is that there are some other projects related to Persona 5 in the works but this needs to be taken with a sizeable serving of salt. The only thing we know right now is that Atlus is seemingly not done with P5 just yet. In other news, Persona 3 Reload is heading our way in 2024 along with a brand-new IP, Metaphor: ReFantazio.
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