Persona 5 Sales

SEGA recently disclosed its latest sales data, and the report makes for a fairly interesting read — especially when it comes to Persona. The property now sits at 15.5 million units sold worldwide, which means that it's moved around 500,000 additional units since this time last year.

The headline here, though, is that Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal and its spin-offs — Persona 5 Strikers and Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight — account for a whopping 7.22 million of that 15.5 million total. Not a huge surprise given the obvious popularity of the series' latest instalment, but the data really hammers home just how much of a hit Persona 5 has been.

Interestingly, it's regions outside of Japan that account for most of these sales. SEGA's report expands on previous findings, showing that 77 per cent of the aforementioned units were sold overseas. In other words, Persona 5 and its successors have absolutely smashed it in the West.

It's crazy to think that just a five or six years ago, Persona developer Atlus was making Western fans wait months for localised versions of its games. It's a shift that's indicative of the Japanese industry as a whole, with bigger publishers coming to realise that breaking into the Western market is a borderline necessity where console gaming is concerned.

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