Persona 5 Royal Persona 5 Save Data Carry Over Bonuses

Does your Persona 5 save file carry over to Persona 5 Royal? Persona 5 Royal is essentially a re-release, boasting all of the content that was already present in Persona 5, alongside a load of new stuff. But does your Persona 5 save data actually work with Persona 5 Royal? We've got everything you need to know in this brief guide.

Does Persona 5 save data work with Persona 5 Royal?

The short answer is no. Your Persona 5 save file cannot be carried over to Persona 5 Royal -- you can't just load it up and kick things off at the end of Persona 5.

This is because Persona 5 Royal makes numerous changes to how the main story progresses. It also makes small, but ultimately quite significant gameplay adjustments across the board.

The bottom line is that Persona 5 Royal is categorised as a brand new game -- it even has its own separate Trophy list.

Persona 5 save data bonus in Persona 5 Royal

Your progress may not carry over, but having Persona 5 save data present on your PS4 does give you access to a few bonuses when you first begin Persona 5 Royal.

If you have a Persona 5 save file on your console, you'll receive:

  • 50,000 yen
  • Hogyoku Apple x3 (health restoring item)
  • Band-Ace x3 (revival item)

You can grab these bonuses from the cardboard box in your room. You won't be able to access them right away, but give it a few days and the option will present itself.


This article is part of our Persona 5 and Persona 5 Royal Guide, which contains All Differences Between Persona 5 and Persona 5 Royal along with Crossword Answers, Exam Answers, Romance Options, How To Get The Best Ending, New Game + details for Persona 5 Royal and How To Unlock Persona 5 Royal's New Semester Endgame.

We also have Best Ending Walkthrough, Confidants Guide, Exam Answers and Skill Level articles for the original Persona 5 game.