Ever since the overwhelming success of Persona 5 back in 2017, we have seen the cache of the ATLUS JRPG franchise balloon in popularity, with many fans eagerly anticipating the inevitable release of Persona 6. While not yet officially announced by SEGA, the publisher has revealed that it hopes to sell 5 million copies in the game’s first year.
As part of the company’s quarterly earnings report and Q&A , SEGA Sammy’s CEO and CFO (Haruki Atami and Koichi Fukasawa respectively) addressed a number of investor questions, including the future potential of the Persona series, with one person asking “Is there a chance that, with its overseas popularity, the Persona series could sell 5 million copies in its first year?”
In response, the executives stated (via PersonaCentral) “By increasing the number of platforms it is available on and the regions it is released in, we have been increasing the sales of Persona 5. We believe that it would be possible for a major Persona title, such as a numbered release, to sell 5 million copies in its first year by releasing it on multiple platforms and simultaneously worldwide from day one.”
As mentioned, Persona 6 is set to be the first mainline title in the series to launch simultaneously across multiple platforms. Previously, the numbered Persona entries released exclusively on PlayStation.
Since Persona 5 however, we have seen Persona 4 Golden, P5 Royal and most recently Persona 3 come to multiple platforms. It will be interesting to see just how much bigger of a first year Persona 6 will have as a result when it releases.
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