Persona 5 just oozes style, that much is hard to deny. It's a loud, flashy, stylish rollercoaster of dark teen anime heroics. Considering how much it stood out when it released, it's really reassuring to hear it was received well by audiences, as we learned today that it is now the best-selling entry in the series, ever.
Persona 5 has sold two million copies worldwide, which is pretty great for an apologetically Japanese RPG series. It seems like its success is encouraging Atlus to keep pushing titles hard in the west, according to a statement from Atlus USA president and CEO, Naoto Hiraoka:
This has been an incredible year for our company, one that represents our ambitions for Japanese games in the west. We are in the middle of experiencing tremendous growth, both in the west and abroad, and the sales of Persona 5 represent a new level of expectation for fans of the genre. Once seen as niche, Persona 5 is one of the most important titles this year, proving interest in this category is expanding. We look forward delivering more incredible games to our fans next year.
As a huge Atlus JRPG fan, I am more than excited to see their games do well worldwide. Go Atlus, keep making excessively stylish games about saving the world from crazy evil emotion demons.