By the end of November, Japanese publishers, Atlus, announced that their highly praised RPG title, Persona 5, has now sold 2 million copies worldwide. This is a major milestone for the seasoned publishers, especially since the release came just 8 months ago. This puts the RPG in with the likes of Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Odyssey and Horizon Zero Dawn as some of the best-selling games of 2017.
President and CEO of ATLUS U.S.A. – Naoto Hiraoka – has spoken out about the hit RPG’s success around the globe, both on the PS3 and PS4 systems, stating:
“We are in the middle of experiencing tremendous growth, both in the west and abroad, and the sales of Persona 5 represent a new level of expectation for fans of the genre. Once seen as niche, Persona 5 is one of the most important titles this year, proving interest in this category is expanding. We look forward to delivering more incredible games to our fans next year.”
Along with the sales figure reaching new heights, Persona 5 has also been nominated in four categories in the upcoming 2017 Game Awards to be held on December 7th. The four categories being:
- Game of the Year
- Best Art Direction
- Best Music/Score
- Best Role Playing Game
Persona 5 has received high praise and acclaim from top sources and media outlets worldwide for its highly dramatic and mature storyline following social stigmas, colourful cast of characters tainted with their own personal flaws, its revamped dungeon crawling system, and impressively catchy soundtrack.
If you’re a PS3/PS4 owner, be sure to check out one of the best games of 2017 in Persona 5.