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Shin Megami Tensei V Sales Top 800,000 Units

Shin Megami Tensei V Sales Top 800,000 Units - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 January 2022 / 2,849 Views

Atlus in an article posted by Famitsu featuring 60 developers celebrating the New Year revealed Shin Megami Tensei V has sold over 800,000 units on the Nintendo Switch since it released in November.

"In November 2021, Shin Megami Tensei V, which was released worldwide at the same time, made a good start with a cumulative total of over 800,000 copies," reads a message from Atlus translated into English. "Thank you for your support and patronage.

"In 2022, the remastered version of [Persona 4 Arena Ultimax will release] in March, the Nintendo Switch version of 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim April, and even more surprises. 

"We are also preparing an unreleased new work. In addition, the 25th anniversary of Persona, which has been developed since last year, will enter the next new phase. Please look forward to it!"


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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25 Comments
Leynos (on 01 January 2022)

SMTIV on 3DS sold 600k in 2 years. So this selling 800K in 2 months is a HUGE win for Atlus. Making the game more open and on Switch helped a lot and SMT III a few months prior.

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Greenfox Leynos (on 02 January 2022)

I think the switch effect and the success of P5 are responsible for these sales. In my case, this will be my first SMT when I get it on January 6th, and I think there are many of us who will start in the franchise with this game.

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Leynos Greenfox (on 02 January 2022)

Also helps SMT3HD was releases earlier last year. I recommend people play it before or after V.

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Greenfox Leynos (on 02 January 2022)

I take note of this. If SMTV fits me, SMTIII will be next.

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SanAndreasX (on 01 January 2022)

Hopefully it can make it past 1 million. It deserves it.

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KrspaceT SanAndreasX (on 01 January 2022)

Given that both Fitness Boxings did it, I don't think it will be too long.

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Kakadu18 SanAndreasX (on 01 January 2022)

It should definitely be able to do so.

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DavidValbu (on 01 January 2022)

Not bad sales, but I think this game deserves much more considering all good feedback. I will be playing it next january 6th

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Alistair DavidValbu (on 01 January 2022)

Have you played it on Switch? Constant loading screens, low resolution, bad frame rate, blurry visuals. The game itself might be ok, but the Switch hardware ruins it.

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Shiken Alistair (on 01 January 2022)

Runs great for me, deserves every sale it gets.

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Leynos Alistair (on 01 January 2022)

I have a 4KTV. I loved every second of the game. I may do a NG+ docked again.

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Agente42 Alistair (on 01 January 2022)

Monster Hunter Rise runs great, it´s not a problem of hardware but lack of developement.

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Agente42 Alistair (on 01 January 2022)

Monster Hunter Rise runs great, it´s not a problem of hardware but lack of developement.

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Kakadu18 Agente42 (on 01 January 2022)

He's talking about SMT V.

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Agente42 Kakadu18 (on 01 January 2022)

Yeah i know, but the game not seems more beatiful than Monster Hunter Rise or Luigi Mansion 3

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Leynos DavidValbu (on 01 January 2022)

Insanely great sales for this series. SMTIV on 3DS sold 200K less in 2 years.

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victor83fernandes (on 01 January 2022)

I've had this since launch and still haven't checked it, far too many games, I cant keep up.

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Agente42 victor83fernandes (on 01 January 2022)

now i get, but the game backlog is a problem

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Otter (on 03 January 2022)

Very happy for them. Loving the trend of JRPGs upping the production scale and being paid back with a much larger western audience (Yokai where are you!?). This game looks great, I'm still gonna wait a bit to see if there's a ps4 version coming. The resolution+frame rate look a bit rough but otherwise they done an amazing job making use of UE4 on Switch

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Kakadu18 (on 01 January 2022)

Very impressive. Gonna play it soon.

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DavidValbu (on 01 January 2022)

Is the story good?

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Leynos DavidValbu (on 01 January 2022)

You don't play SMT for story. It's the world-building and themes.

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IcaroRibeiro DavidValbu (on 01 January 2022)

Short answer: No
Long answer: No, but if you want to experience the gameplay you can check Persona, it has inherited most of SMT core mechanics but also have compelling story and characters

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HoangNhatAnh IcaroRibeiro (on 02 January 2022)

Press Turn?

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IcaroRibeiro HoangNhatAnh (on 02 January 2022)

Plus fusing deamons/personas to create another deamons/personas. The process of acquiring new monsters is also quite similar, although SMT has more depth

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