Persona 5

Persona 5

2017

System
PlayStation 4
Publisher
Atlus
Developer
Atlus Persona Team

9.3

Game Rating

User Ratings: 80

Our Review: 10/10

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  • News The Persona Series Hits 10 Million Copies Sold

    That's a lot of inner selves

    The Persona series, which began all the way back in 1996 on the original PlayStation, has reached ten million copies sold, no doubt much to the delight of Atlus. It's a big milestone for a franchise that started life as a Shin Megami Tensei spin-off title, and it's a property that has only recently found mainstream...

January2019

  • News It Sounds Like Persona 5 Was a Bit of a Nightmare to Localise

    Put your heart into it

    Persona 5 has a lot of text, and obviously, all of it had to be translated from Japanese by a localisation team -- not the kind of job that we envy. The role-playing title was incredibly well received when it launched in 2017, but there were some criticisms made over its localisation, which is a little shaky in places. Again,...

December2018

October2018

  • Guide Persona 5: Exam Answers - All School and Test Questions Answered

    How to get top of the class in Persona 5 by answering all quiz questions

    Going to school is a core part of Persona 5, and at multiple points during the game, you'll have general knowledge questions thrown your way. These questions come in two varieties: they're either asked directly by a teacher, or they're part of an exam. Answer questions asked...

May2018

  • News Persona 5 Has Shipped a Very Healthy 2.2 Million Copies

    Steal your heart

    Persona 5 is the best selling game in Atlus' long running series -- we've known that for quite some time -- but where has it ended up in terms of actual figures? According to SEGA's latest financial report, Persona 5 now sits at 2.2 million copies worldwide, across both PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4. That's a good amount for a...

January2018

December2017

  • News Persona 5 Sneaks Up on 2 Million Sales Worldwide

    Get up get out there

    Persona 5 has done very well for itself indeed. The insanely stylish role-playing release launched in the West earlier this year, and it quickly established the largest worldwide player base in the series' history. Back in July -- just a few months after the game launched -- publisher Atlus announced that total shipments and...

October2017

August2017

July2017

  • News Persona 5 Has Stolen the Hearts of Around 1.8 Million People

    SEGA provides sales update

    Persona 5 has shipped 1.8 million copies worldwide, according to publisher SEGA. Obviously shipped doesn't mean sold directly to consumers, but as we always say, retailers aren't really in the habit of buying stock that they won't be able to shift. It's also worth remembering that Persona 5 ran into a number of stock...

May2017

April2017

  • News Persona 5 Streamers Can Now Go Further Into the Game Without Annoying Atlus

    Yay?

    Right, so when Persona 5 launched earlier this month, publisher Atlus made it clear that it didn't want anyone spoiling the game's story - whether by screenshot, video, or livestream. The title blocks the PlayStation 4's share button for a start, and in a statement released by the company, it warned that those who share footage past a certain...

  • News So How Does Persona 5 Compare Between PS4 and PS3?

    Let's find out

    Digital Foundry is back with yet another graphical comparison video, this time taking a look at Persona 5 on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3. It's safe to say that the vast majority of players will have bought the game on Sony's latest home console, but it's still interesting to see how the last-gen version shapes up - especially...

  • Poll Has Persona 5 Been Worth the Hype?

    Now it's personal

    Persona 5 launched just a few days ago, so naturally, we want to know what you lot think of it so far. Atlus' role-playing game is currently the third highest rated PlayStation 4 release ever on Metacritic, sitting at a supremely impressive metascore of 94. According to the press, the years upon years of waiting have been well...

  • Guide Persona 5: Tips and Tricks For Phantom Thieves of All Skill Levels

    Let us start the game

    Persona 5 is probably the most accessible game in Atlus' series thus far. It's got plenty of small tutorials that ease you into each system, and a range of difficulty options cater to players of all skill levels. Having said that, though, Persona 5 can still seem rather daunting at times. The fact that the game runs on a...

  • Guide Persona 5: Best Ending Walkthrough - Good, Bad, and Other Endings

    How to get the true ending in Persona 5

    Does Persona 5 have a bad ending? Yes, yes it does. It's actually got multiple bad endings, one questionable ending, and one good ending - at least, as far as we know. In this guide, we'll be showing you how to avoid the bad endings and end the game on a relatively happy note. We've split this Persona 5...

  • Guide Persona 5: Difficulty Settings - What Does the Difficulty Level Change?

    Safety, Easy, Normal, and Hard difficulties detailed

    Right near the start of the game, you'll be asked to select Persona 5's difficulty level. There are four difficulty options to choose from: Safety, Easy, Normal, and Hard. Keep in mind that if you choose anything other than Safety, you'll be free to change the difficulty at any time outside of...

  • News Persona 5 Is a Commercial Smash for Atlus

    Over 1.5 million copies shipped

    Persona 5 is a certified hit for Atlus, as the company has announced that over 1.5 million copies have been shipped worldwide. We know that around 550,000 units were sold in Japan when it released last year, so that means roughly one million copies have been distributed around the rest of the globe. Given that the...

  • News Why Is Persona 5 Streaming and Sharing Banned?

    Share button blocked

    Persona 5 is one of the very few PlayStation 4 games that will outright block the use of your Share button. The game won't allow you to take screenshots or stream gameplay directly from your console - but the limitations don't stop there. Even with capture equipment, there are strict guidelines in place to stop you from showing...

  • News The Highest Rated PS4 Game of 2017 Is Out Today

    Here's its launch trailer

    Hey, did you know Persona 5 is out today on PlayStation 4 (and PlayStation 3, actually)? Well just in case you've been living under a rock, the game's pushed out a pretty cool launch trailer to remind you of its long awaited arrival. Atlus' superb role-playing game currently sits at a crazy metascore of 94 on Metacritic,...

  • News Free Persona 5 DLC Out Now, Includes Japanese Audio and a New Difficulty Level

    Strong start

    Persona 5 launches tomorrow in Europe and North America, but a slew of free downloadable content for the game is already available on the PlayStation Store. Said DLC includes the full Japanese audio track - for all of those purists among you - a super hard 'Merciless' difficulty level, a set of healing items, and a set of skill cards...

March2017

  • News Atlus Blocks PS4 Share Button in Persona 5 to Avoid Spoilers

    No changing this heart

    Persona 5 isn't just an outstanding game - it's also a gorgeous work of art. However, if you were planning on flooding your various social media accounts with cool screenshots, then we're afraid that you're out of luck, as Atlus has confirmed to Polygon that the entire game disables the PlayStation 4's Share button. When we...

  • News Phwoar! Fall in Love with Persona 5's Retail Packages

    They'll take your heart

    We may be slowly tip-toeing towards a digital gaming future, but retail still very much has its place – and no more is that true than with Persona 5's frankly gorgeous physical packages. This video takes a look at both the steelbook version and the stunning 'Take Your Heart' premium edition. Both look well worth the money...

  • News Persona 5 Sneaks a Stylish DualShock 4 Decal into Its Standard Edition on PS4

    Stealthily does it

    Let's end our Friday shift on a positive note, shall we? Atlus has revealed that those who buy the standard edition of Persona 5 on PlayStation 4 in North America will get a free decal for their DualShock 4 - but be aware that stock is limited. You can see infamous Atlus PR guy John Hardin and Ann Tamaki voice actress Erika...

  • Hands On Persona 5 Has Absolutely Stolen Our Hearts on PS4

    Let us start the game

    There's no point in beating around the bush: from what we've played so far, Persona 5 is utterly brilliant. We're around 20 hours in, and although we still have potentially triple that amount of playtime to go, we can't deny that we're absolutely enraptured with Atlus' latest. Even as we're sitting here right now, writing this...

  • News Persona 5 DLC Dated, Swimsuit Costumes Are Free

    Costumes, music, and personas from past games

    Atlus has published the release schedule for Persona 5's downloadable content, revealing when you can expect each add-on to drop once the game's on the market. The DLC mostly consists of costume packs based on past titles which are priced at $6.99, but there are also a few $2.99 persona bundles thrown...

  • News Rocking Persona 5 Trailer Kicks Things Up a Notch Ahead of Launch

    Now it's personal

    As if we needed to get any more excited for Persona 5's launch in just a few weeks, Atlus has released a rocking new trailer that's packed with gameplay and rad beats. As always, the title looks great, and we're now really starting to wonder whether 2017 will end up going down in history as one of the best years for games in...

February2017

January2017

  • News All of Persona 5's DLC Will Be Heading West

    Phantom thievery

    Unsurprisingly, all of Persona 5's downloadable content will be making its way West following the game's release on the 4th April. European publisher Deep Silver has confirmed as much over on Twitter, so you can be safe in the knowledge that you won't be missing out on all that premium clutter Japan got last year. We say clutter,...

  • News New Persona 5 Gameplay Trailer Delves Into Dungeons

    Into the shadows

    Who's up for yet more Persona 5 gameplay, then? The role-playing game's latest trailer shows what you can expect from the title's 'palaces', which are essentially dungeons that house enemies and treasure. These otherworldly places are the locations that you'll explore when you're not building your social links and living a...

  • News Persona 5's Soundtrack Is as Brilliant as You'd Expect

    Get up, get out there

    The Persona series has some of the best, most memorable music in gaming - and we're not sure many people would argue with us on that one. Typically melding catchy beats with various singing styles, veteran composer Shoji Meguro always delivers the goods, and unsurprisingly, his work on Persona 5 doesn't seem to disappoint...

December2016

November2016

  • News Persona 5 Throws Out Two More English Character Trailers

    Getting the party started

    Atlus has released not one, but two new character trailers for Persona 5, meaning that we've now almost heard what the entire Phantom Thief party sounds like in English. First up is the rather fiery Makoto, whose Persona transforms into a dangerously stylish motorbike, and she has a penchant for punching her enemies. We...

  • News Persona 5 Snatches Dual Audio on PS4, PS3 as Free DLC

    Turning Japanese

    Persona 5's been delayed. Yeah, we're disappointed, too - but at least it seems like Atlus is trying to release the very best game that it can here in the West. Case in point: the role-playing title will now feature dual audio as free downloadable content, meaning that you'll be able to play the game with either the English dub or...

  • News Persona 5 Gets Delayed Until April on PS4, PS3

    Back into the shadows

    Bah. There was a rumour earlier this week saying that Persona 5 would be slapped with a delay here in the West, but the source wasn't something that we could base a report on. Sadly, that doesn't matter anymore, because Atlus has now confirmed that the role-playing release really has been delayed in both North America and...

  • Live Persona 5 Livestream Promises English PS4 Gameplay, Special Guests, and More

    Phantom thievery

    With the winter holidays fast approaching, it's safe to say that a lot of people are looking forward to chilling out and spending some time with their families - or, you know, spending their time playing video games. Whichever. But we're sat here looking even further into the future - our gaze has slowly but surely moving towards...

  • News Persona 5 Builds Social Links in New English Trailer

    Fate's a funny thing

    Ah, a lovely new Persona 5 trailer to feast ours eyes on - how thoughtful. This latest English video isn't all that detailed, but it gives a nice overview of your role as the protagonist. As with previous games in the series, you'll need to balance a normal teenage life with dungeon delving and shadow slaying; forge strong...

  • News Persona 5 Mascot Morgana Stars in Latest Character Trailer

    Cat burglar

    Just like Teddie in Persona 4, Persona 5 has its own animal mascot in the form of the chipper and cheeky Morgana - and we get to see more of the feline hero in the game's latest character trailer. We're not entirely sold on his English voice just yet, but we're not going to cast judgement based on a video that's this short. Do you...