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Shin Megami Tensei V Sales Top 1 Million Units

Shin Megami Tensei V Sales Top 1 Million Units - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 17 April 2022 / 1,814 Views

Atlus announced the JRPG, Shin Megami Tensei V, has sold over one million units on the Nintendo Switch since it released in November 2021.

"Shin Megami Tensei V has sold 1 million units worldwide!" said Atlus via Twitter. "Character Designer Masayuki Doi has created a special illustration to celebrate! Thank you so much for your support!"

Shin Megami Tensei V is the best-selling Megami Tensei game ever, if you don't include the Persona sub-series.

The Megami Tensei series has sold over eight million units worldwide.


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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13 Comments
Kneetos (on 18 April 2022)

About 2/5 of all the twitter comments are filled with "bring this to playstation/pc
But don't you dare port beg for persona!"

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KrspaceT Kneetos (on 18 April 2022)

Yep. It is only good port begging when your side does it.

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Leynos (on 18 April 2022)

HELL YES!

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JWeinCom (on 18 April 2022)

Guess not only Nintendo games are getting the Switch boost.

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KrspaceT JWeinCom (on 18 April 2022)

Some multiplats have solid pretty well/best on Switch, though I do hope we can see a big overview of the system sales at the end of it to see the Switch effect in full.

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ireadtabloids (on 17 April 2022)

That’s pretty decent considering it’s been exclusive to Switch so far.
Leaves the door open for fans of the series to get a bigger and better game in this line of the series one day in the future.

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deerox ireadtabloids (on 18 April 2022)

Decent? Those are great numbers.
It's the best selling SMT game.

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ireadtabloids deerox (on 18 April 2022)

I was probably trying to compare it to other Switch JRPGs that have been big successes rather than where it stands as far as sales of Shin Megami Tensei. I was excited to see them confident enough to make Soul Hackers 2 as well. That series has always had great potential.

Hopefully more success to come so fans get more options than Persona to enjoy the series.

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SanAndreasX (on 18 April 2022)

Glad to do my part here on day one.

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Kakadu18 (on 18 April 2022)

Well deserved success.

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Greenfox (on 18 April 2022)

I've never played a Shin Megami Tensei game, and I wasn't too sure about buying it. But I'm finding it to be one of the most interesting, varied and consistent JRPGs I've ever played. SMT III will be coming soon.

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xMetroid (on 18 April 2022)

Pretty great numbers. I'm waiting for a price cut on it since i'm not sure it will be for me. I think a lot of people are in the same position

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TheLegendaryBigBoss (on 18 April 2022)

Nice, hope they release it on PC.

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