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Persona Series Sales Top 15 Million Units, Persona 5 Royal Sells 1.8 Million

Persona Series Sales Top 15 Million Units, Persona 5 Royal Sells 1.8 Million - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 30 June 2021 / 1,147 Views

Atlus in its earnings report for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2021 has revealed the sales figures for the Persona franchise. 

The total sales for the Persona series has now topped 15 million units worldwide. 

Persona 5 Royal (PS4) has sold over 1.8 million units, which is up from 1.4 million in July 2020. Persona 5 Strikers (PS4, Switch, PC) has sold over 1.5 million units, which is up from 1.3 million in April 2021. Persona 4 Golden (PC) has sold over 900,000 units, which is up from 500,000 in July 2020.

Sales in North America, Europe, and Asia for games in the Persona franchise have exceeded the expectations of Atlus.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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14 Comments
Machina (on 30 June 2021)

That puts Persona 4 combined sales at 2.81 million+, and Persona 5 at a combined 5 million+ (that's not including Strikers).

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Wman1996 Machina (on 30 June 2021)

The series is so profitable and acclaimed now, that Persona 6 is all but guaranteed. Even if it doesn't release until 2023 or beyond, it's coming.

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PAOerfulone Wman1996 (on 30 June 2021)

Oh, Persona 6 is happening. There's no question about that. The only question is will it be multiplatform or still PlayStation exclusive?

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SanAndreasX (on 30 June 2021)

Hopefully SMT V will see similar success.

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Greenfox (on 30 June 2021)

I've never understood why they released P5 Strikers on Switch and PC, and not P5 itself. I don't know how they thought people with only one platform would buy a game without having been able to play the prequel. As much as sales haven't been bad, they've lost thousands of copies sold due to the mismanagement of exclusivity on PS4.

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Wman1996 Greenfox (on 30 June 2021)

My only guess is that they had some exclusivity agreement for core Persona titles with Sony, or at least for Persona 5. That's the only logical reason why Persona 5 (the vanilla release or Royal) isn't on Switch or PC.

Persona 4 Golden is the first core Persona installment ever to release on anything other than a PlayStaton platform.

They really should port Persona 5 to Switch and PC. Heck, put it on Xbox as well. Persona 4 Golden should also get a Switch and Xbox release, as well as releases on PS4 or PS5.

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Greenfox Wman1996 (on 30 June 2021)

I feel the same way, but I'm very surprised that Atlus still maintains this exclusivity. Personally I think that, unlike in past generations, Nintendo's console has more potential than Play Station's to sell JRPGs.

Both companies' targets have transformed with PS4 and Switch, and their JRPG audiences have become much more equal.

I think they are losing a lot of money by not seeing this potential of Switch.

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Darwinianevolution Greenfox (on 30 June 2021)

I imagine there is some exclusivity at play here, and the same is probably true with Shin Megami Tensei V.

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Wman1996 Darwinianevolution (on 30 June 2021)

It's weird that Atlus is dividing and conquering. Shin Megami Tensei IV is a 3DS exclusive. V will be a Switch exclusive.
Persona (which is spun off from SMT) has had all its core RPGs exclusive to PlayStation, minus the PC release of Persona 4 Golden.
I feel like Atlus is throwing away money by letting Nintendo have some SMT titles and Sony have most Persona titles.
Surely with Sega owning Atlus, you think they would want the games to go multiplatform.

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Darwinianevolution Wman1996 (on 30 June 2021)

If I had to take a guess, this is just a remnant of back when the Persona series wasn't that popular. I'm sure Atlus thought the exclusivity would not stop that many sales, and now they are stuck with the deal. They probably still think that for SMT V.

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Or, they don't want to work on too many platforms at once and stick to Sony (with Persona) as they probably project that would give them the most sales on one platform.

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Blood_Tears (on 30 June 2021)

Awesome news for this IP. Hopefully we have some game news around September for the 25th anniversary.

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KratosLives (on 30 June 2021)

Great game. Happy for them.

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TheLegendaryBigBoss (on 30 June 2021)

Such a good series. Hope they continue to release more games on pc as well after the success of p4 golden on steam.

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