Persona 5 has finally launched on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 outside of Japan, bringing the first main installment in the series since 2008. The game has received critical acclaim since launch, and the buzz around the game has translated into high demand so far. While we didn’t get a breakdown of each region’s shipments, we do know that it has shipped 1.5 million units worldwide so far.
Of course, this doesn’t mean that 1.5 million copies of the game have been sold so far, but that 1.5 million copies have been acquired by retailers. Regardless, this does give an idea of the demand for the game so far, and considering the niche RPG that it is these numbers are pretty impressive. The last we heard from Japan it managed to ship 550,00 units, which was about 2 weeks after it launched in that region.
The game most recently received DLC that added in the game’s Japanese audio, which was free for everyone to download. The file size of the download wasn’t small, however, taking up nearly 3GBs of space on PlayStation 4. Atlus originally wasn’t going to have support for both versions of audio, but due to the demand from fans they decided to add it in as DLC. The voice work for the English cast is very solid, in my opinion, but some fans prefer to hear the original cast.
Persona 5 is a PlayStation-exclusive that has been in development for some time, but suffered numerous delays in the process. The game follows a group of teenagers that are a part of the Phantom Thieves of Hearts, whose mission it is to remove the evil from the hearts of corrupted adults. They do this by traveling to Palaces that have manifested from the evil of these people, and then stealing the treasure that awaits inside.
Persona 5 is available for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3. We loved the game when we covered it recently, giving it 4.5/5 stars in our review.