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.
We'll also be answering whether your save data can be carried over to the PS5 version of Persona 5 Royal.
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.
Persona 5 Royal PS5 Save Transfer
With the release of Persona 5 Royal on PS5 on the 21st October, 2022, you may be wondering whether you can transfer your save data from Persona 5 Royal on PS4.
Unfortunately, you cannot. The PS5 version does not have an option to transfer your PS4 progress, meaning that you'll have to start over from scratch if you're playing the PS5 port.
There are also no save data bonuses in the PS5 version of Persona 5 Royal, if you happen to have save data from the PS4 version on your console.
This article is part of our 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.
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