Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4

Global Total as of 08th Nov 2014 (units): 0.82m
Platform: PlayStation 2Also on: PlayStation 3
Developer: Atlus Genre: Role-Playing

Comments (115)


Lynx_7 (on 04 April 2012)
After having finished P3 FES recently, I gotta say I still prefer this game. The gameplay is better and there are more things to do after you finish a dungeon, not to mention the pacing of the story is better. Granted, the ending of P3 is superior in every way, but P4 was just more fun to play overall.
Lynx_7 (on 09 November 2011)
Well, I really liked the story of this game, it was the strongest point for me. Maybe because I liked the atmosphere and I'm a sucker for mystery story sort of things. I haven't played P3 yet but I plan to, so I can't say which one is better for now.
MRKs (on 30 September 2011)
It's a matter of taste, the story in this game wans't appealing to me and got bored of the story pretty fast (Dungeon 4) Also, i agree the characters are more realistic but I couldn't stand most of them. Persona 3 is more Shin megami tensei and the characters are more...interesting. Just my opinion here
BroFe (on 10 September 2011)
MRKs, that's probably because, actually this game is better that P3 in every aspect (yes, including characters and story)
ishiki (on 12 August 2011)
I liked Persona 3 more... but I wouldn't call this trash XD.
ishiki (on 12 August 2011)
I liked Persona 3 more... but I wouldn't call this trash XD.
MRKs (on 11 August 2011)
Agreed with Xen, compared to P3 this game it's pretty weak in terms of story and gameplay (because it's the same in almost everything) but by itself it's a great game. Shame this sold better than P3 and it's more worldwide known than P3
Xen (on 28 July 2011)
Trash versus P3, but fine by itself
BroFe (on 26 December 2010)
Best RPG since Skies of Arcadia!!
Yamaneko22 (on 11 December 2010)
Shame it sold so poorly in Europe:( At least I contributed with mine PAL P4...
Heat (on 08 November 2010)
My favourite game ever!!! Wish Europe was more into the Persona series though...
Ali-Kharazi (on 06 November 2010)
The best story you will ever hear come out of your PS2.
postofficebuddy (on 24 October 2010)
One of the greatest games on the PS2. I noticed it got a small boost in Japan recently. Perhaps anticipation for Catherine.
VivaLaWiida (on 27 May 2010)
Dojima-san is by far one of the most interesting character I've met in a video game.
gustave154 (on 27 April 2010)
i desperately need a persona 5!!!
i hope it gets released on the PS3 though xD
Spedfrom (on 07 April 2010)
I'm currently playing this and loving it. It's quite different and refreshing. Welcome Atlus, I hope you like your JRPG throne.
invetedlotus123 (on 21 March 2010)
This is one of the best games i ever played and one of the bests ps2 games out there.
whatz3rname (on 25 December 2009)
GOTY (yeah, it was released this year in EU).
VivaLaWiida (on 23 December 2009)
can't wait to play this. I loved Persona 3 so this was just a matter of time when I'm going to play this
pariz (on 12 December 2009)
Persona 4, I am so happy destiny put you on my way. Thanks.
shuckille (on 29 November 2009)
best ps2 game to boot in a while.......looking forward for persona 5 ps3
Soriku (on 03 November 2009)
Amazing game.
reaver_x (on 25 October 2009)
a game this epic deserves a million sales
Soriku (on 13 October 2009)
+1 sale.
HelloMotto (on 07 October 2009)
sold 110k in america according to atlus??
outlawauron (on 06 October 2009)
Poor Persona. This is going to be adjusted big time in America.
ShadowSoldier (on 28 September 2009)
600k YES
VivaLaWiida (on 13 August 2009)
But 0.84 is still NOT bad or a flop.
outlawauron (on 12 August 2009)
@ Viva

Using examples as old as 11 years are not very good when talking about a current state of the market.
VivaLaWiida (on 10 August 2009)
@outlawauton

FFVII, VIII, X sold far more then a million and 0.84 for Final Fantasy XII ist still pretty good and not bad.
outlawauron (on 06 August 2009)
@ Viva

Not really. FF12 didn't even sell a million.
chrono_kazumi (on 04 August 2009)
Also, Dragon Quest VIII was a success in Europe, it sold even more than in the US region. SMT isn't really popular here, unfortunately, due to lack of non-english translations and this series only appeared in Europe in 2005.
Anyway, just bought this masterpiece, though I haven't played Persona 3 yet.
VivaLaWiida (on 01 August 2009)
Xen, it's not. Final Fantasy (for an example of a RPG) is selling well in Europe, because it's translated into the different European languages.
Xen (on 31 July 2009)
VivaLaWiida, don't be silly. Europe is a pirate-infested casual market. That's the only reason it can't sell.
VivaLaWiida (on 31 July 2009)
Don't be stupid. If a game like this is only translated into English, who is going to buy this game (except for the hardcore fans) ?

When I will be finishing Persona 3 FES, I'm gonna buy this immediately.
routsounmanman (on 29 July 2009)
don't be; they only know about PES anyway....
SMT (on 23 July 2009)
I feel bad for those countless Europeans who won't get to enjoy this masterpiece.
SHMUPGurus (on 20 July 2009)
Wow, it saddens me to know that not even a million people played the game... out of billions on Earth I mean! xD
shuckille (on 18 July 2009)
sales are great because it's a great game.........wonderful experience for any gamer
sabby_e17 (on 07 July 2009)
This game released quite late for the PS2.
outlawauron (on 29 June 2009)
Hmm, did we ever get NPD for this game?
Mad55 (on 05 June 2009)
Wow those sales are pretty impressive.
tombi123 (on 31 May 2009)
The best JRPG I have ever played. I recommend this to everyone!
NoCtiS_NoX (on 28 May 2009)
@gordonfreeman
Go get it now, I command you. LOL
Yes, if you are a fan of JRPG. This a great game.
GordonFreeman (on 28 May 2009)
is this game worth getting?
invetedlotus123 (on 21 May 2009)
Many people already imported or pirated this game, so EU numbers are just the normal for an 1 later realese.
Xen (on 14 May 2009)
Impressed? meh.

Thank god for the UK. Otherwise, they would've sold just 7.
Christhor (on 29 April 2009)
I'm actually pretty impressed with the Europe numbers, JRPGs are reeeaaally niche in Europe and this is a niche JRPG. Not even Final Fantasy is sure to sell a million in Europe.
Xen (on 28 April 2009)
Incredibly pathetic others sales.
Gnosis (on 10 April 2009)
It was a long time before you actually get to play properly in the game, but the introduction was highly enjoyable and waiting was well rewarded with what has so far been an awesome game. I don't understand what some stuff like Arcana means, but I'm sure I'll eventually get it.
Son1x (on 08 April 2009)
Finaly started playing it 3 days ago. And its really good, I love it. The first day, I almost did a nighter, but then remembered I had school the next (well same actualy) day.
Xen (on 07 April 2009)
101th... with an artbook... is me =D
tombi123 (on 07 April 2009)
100th owner on vgchartz!!!!!11one
Son1x (on 02 April 2009)
No one knows about Persona in Europe. Wasn't Persona 3 the first that came to Europe? Not to mention it came last year or something... This had an ugly delay too.
ookaze (on 02 April 2009)
These games will stay niche in Europe as long as they're not translated.
Zlejedi (on 31 March 2009)
I paid 15 becouse stupid play.com doesn't want to send to Poland :(

But really they should make it simultaneous release as almost everyone who liked P3 already imported US version.
sjhillsa (on 30 March 2009)
So did I :)
Beoulve (on 28 March 2009)
I just bought this at Play.com for a measly 9.99 Ģ :D
Z1D4NE_TR!84L (on 21 March 2009)
I'm from Germany. I bought P4 this week... It's great.

btw, the fist week was short, so perhaps the 2nd week might be better. My copy will be counted in the 2nd week, i hope.
memory2zack (on 20 March 2009)
I bought it the 2nd week, so my copy isnīt counted yet.
Cyan_Up (on 20 March 2009)
I started playing it and i am so into it, even at work i can't get it out of my mind. What a hauntingly great game it is!!!
oliist (on 19 March 2009)
If the TV commercial situation is the same as here in Germany (i.e. Zero) for the rest of Europe, it's no surprise that the sales are relatively low.
nomorehalo (on 19 March 2009)
Glad it got into Europe. Though this doesn't show signs of further Atlus support there :(

Still sitting on the shelf of "Games I have to plow through in the summer"
Zuhyc (on 19 March 2009)
EU sales are actually pretty good for such a niche game.
Son1x (on 19 March 2009)
Yea, only 9k? wow.
Well, I've bought it, so I've done my part.
shinyuhadouken (on 18 March 2009)
major flop in europe
Jalocin (on 18 March 2009)
Already died two times in the first real dungeon. Guess you're not supposed to complete a dungeon in one day. Awesome game so far though.
Jo21 (on 16 March 2009)
I LOVED IT

it took me around 115 hours to finishid it.

i wanna due second play but it would take too much time :(
HanzoTheRazor (on 15 March 2009)
10/10 and another killer Persona!
ShadowSoldier (on 15 March 2009)
Honestly this game made me into an Atlus Fanboy... I do think its better than Persona 3
Aiemond (on 14 March 2009)
This game is really the goty. I can't say enough how good it is. It puts pretty much everything released in 2009 in its place and will prolly be better than anything coming out in 2009. The writing is excellent, characters are realistic, the gameplay is fun and the social link system, which is awesome in 3, is improved. Anyone who does not think this is goty either has not played it or hates rpgs.
C_Hollomon (on 09 March 2009)
This game is real good.
mexitalrish (on 08 February 2009)
i don't play rpg's but i have a huge amount of respect for this game. i bought it for my brother for christmas because i knew he'd like it. he wasn't sure at first, but now he is hooked. this game should have got more attention and it is unfair that it got overlooked in many goty events.
superbeast1370 (on 28 January 2009)
it's about to Pass P3's US sales.
ShadowSoldier (on 28 January 2009)
1.5M when its released in Europe
RPG_Fanatic (on 05 January 2009)
GOTY. 110 Hours in 10 days :).
Teddie is by far the most awesome character I have seen. The music is great. The story and characters make me want to keep playing to see what happens next. Almost everything seems like an improvement over Persona 3
haxxiy (on 03 January 2009)
GOTY. Teddy is awesome.
zexen_lowe (on 29 December 2008)
At last, I finished it. Best game of the year, probably best game ever made for the PS2, etc, etc.
In short, this game simply rocks. Period. 10/10
BroFe (on 29 December 2008)
Just started, but it seems better than P3, and P3 was incredible.
xxHoshiko (on 28 December 2008)
You got to be a crazy not to like this game! 20 hours in and man... this is just pure awesomeness!
Arawn-Deathlord (on 23 December 2008)
This game should get ps2 GOTY. The only thing I miss about persona 3 fes vs persona 4 is the lack thereof fusion spells.
Cactus (on 22 December 2008)
Oh man, I'm at the November dungeon, and zexen, I agree with you that this is GOTY. Not many games have me hooked to the point where I happily sacrifice sleep to play them.
Riachu (on 21 December 2008)
@outlawauron
That's if the game does appear on the NPD Top 10 but that is unlikely because the charts will be filled with games that have sold atleast 250K+.
Barozi (on 21 December 2008)
Are there any PS3 B/C left ?
If yes I would buy this game immediately
outlawauron (on 21 December 2008)
Not to be Devil's Advocate, but I'd wait for NPDs to come in. We have overtracked every single JRPG released in America in the past year.
zexen_lowe (on 20 December 2008)
Great first week, it did more than the first week of P3 and FES combined. I'm sure that the fantastic game that P3 was created a very good fanbase, and the 94 at Metacritic sure is making it's part too.

As for the game, 35 hours in, still my GOTY by a wide margin, still completely amazing
Riachu (on 20 December 2008)
Nice first week sales. I was "only" expecting 50K first week sales but my expectations were surpassed. What also suprises me is that the game is selling better than The Last Remnant, a high profile S-E JRPG. This proves that getting univeral praise can do wonders for a game's sales. I guess it also benefits from the fact that Persona 3's impact still being felt.
zexen_lowe (on 11 December 2008)
9 hours in...AMAZING game....simply outstanding. My personal GOTY without a single doubt, and I haven't even played one fifth of the game. You've done it again, Atlus, you've done it again.
zexen_lowe (on 06 December 2008)
Just a couple more of days till the best game of the year releases...
About predictions, I think first week will be around 100K. 250-300K LTD in Americas. Hopefully more
Soriku (on 05 December 2008)
Persona sure seems to be a hit series now. Not as big as it deserves to be though, probably. Would like this to hit 1 mil. Oh, and do want.
memory2zack (on 04 December 2008)
If it gets published in Europe 750k are sure since the game should outsell (already in Japan) the sales of Persona 3 (I donīt mean combined with FES since together they sold 1m copies).
Riachu (on 04 December 2008)
I think 500-800K WW TLD is probable
Gearbox (on 02 December 2008)
predictions any1?
superbeast1370 (on 28 November 2008)
less than 2 weeks away.
elzumo (on 21 November 2008)
Getting closer...
zexen_lowe (on 16 October 2008)
Atlus keeps sending me mails hyping me more and more for this game. I want to play it, damn it!
Bagaren85 (on 19 September 2008)
Damn! That was some huge second week drop.

RPG of the year 2008, candidate
Bagaren85 (on 19 September 2008)
Damn! That was some huge second week drop.

RPG of the year 2008, candidate
segajon (on 19 September 2008)
@NYANKS
I think it can hit 1 million, but only if it is released in europe.
Mirson (on 18 September 2008)
I've been listening to the soundtrack at youtube; it's very brilliant. It's just as great as Persona 3, maybe better.
NYANKS (on 17 September 2008)
I think Persona 3, especially FES, got a lot of peoples attention. I think Persona 4 has an outside shot at 1 million, but it will probably deserve more, like #3.
NYANKS (on 16 September 2008)
I am willing to do things of a sexual nature to acquire this game. I'm almost done with 3, and it is so good. Some of the best evidence that PS2 still owns everyone's soul. And it does, its a fact not an opinion. Muahahahahahahaha! *Rant over*
zexen_lowe (on 16 September 2008)
This will be the best game this year
Simulacrum (on 16 September 2008)
Hmhh..
Mirson (on 14 September 2008)
This game is gonna be so awesome. Can't wait for it.
HanzoTheRazor (on 26 August 2008)
The Persona series are the BEST Jrpg's out there and yet so many still don't know...

I am proud to have in my collection all except this, [comming soon in english] and 2, [which never got release in the west =( ]
Stats87 (on 09 August 2008)
I still need to play P3:FES
kooties (on 05 August 2008)
Persona is slowly turning into Atlus' cash-cow. nice...
Heavenly_King (on 25 July 2008)
I will buy it for my PS3 :D
Arawn-Deathlord (on 23 July 2008)
I hope oneday the SMT games can become more popluar than niche. In other words I hope they sell a lot more.
Torillian (on 20 July 2008)
So happy to see these games gaining in popularity.
Blackcum101 (on 18 July 2008)
yeah its coming to America in December
blackstar (on 18 July 2008)
is it coming in english??
Blackcum101 (on 17 July 2008)
this outsold Persona 3 in a week in Japan
zexen_lowe (on 17 July 2008)
Keeping with the tradition, this one is also duplicated

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Lynx_7 (on 04 April 2012)
After having finished P3 FES recently, I
gotta say I still prefer this game. The
gameplay is better and there are more
things to do after you finish a dungeon,
not to mention the pacing of the story
is better. Granted, the ending of P3 is
superior in every way, but P4 was just
more fun to play overall.
Lynx_7 (on 09 November 2011)
Well, I really liked the story of this
game, it was the strongest point for me.
Maybe because I liked the atmosphere and
I'm a sucker for mystery story sort of
things. I haven't played P3 yet but I
plan to, so I can't say which one is
better for now.
MRKs (on 30 September 2011)
It's a matter of taste, the story in
this game wans't appealing to me and got
bored of the story pretty fast (Dungeon
4) Also, i agree the characters are more
realistic but I couldn't stand most of
them. Persona 3 is more Shin megami
tensei and the characters are
more...interesting. Just my opinion here
BroFe (on 10 September 2011)
MRKs, that's probably because, actually
this game is better that P3 in every
aspect (yes, including characters and
story)
ishiki (on 12 August 2011)
I liked Persona 3 more... but I wouldn't
call this trash XD.
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