Persona 5, Atlus’ eccentric high school simulator has just hit an impressive milestone. The studio announced earlier today that the title has now sold over two million copies worldwide for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 systems. Naoto Hiraoka, CEO and president of Atlus’ North American branch sees this as a positive outlook on the western market for Japanese produced games, the studio, therefore, is planning on releasing more titles for this market.
‘This has been an incredible year for our company, one that represents our ambitions for Japanese games in the west. 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 delivering more incredible games to our fans next year.’
Persona 5 is the sixth instalment in the Persona series. This time, the RPG title tells the story about a group of Highschool students who manage to awaken their ‘persona’ powers, allowing them to live dual lives as ‘Phantom Thieves’. The ‘persona’ ability is based off Carl Jung’s concept of ‘Self’ and the disparity between your ideal self and realistic self.
Persona 5 is out now on PS4 and PS3.