'Persona 5' Sells Two Million Copies Worldwide
Persona 5 has sold more than two million copies worldwide since its initial launch on PlayStation consoles, publisher Atlus announced. Persona series character designer Shigenori Soejima thanked fans on Twitter last night.
"Thank you! 2M copies reached!!! Thank you for supporting us," he wrote.
#Persona5 has sold over 2 million copies worldwide! On behalf of everyone here at ATLUS USA we would like to thank everyone for their support. Enjoy this drawing from Persona series Character Designer Shigenori Soejima. pic.twitter.com/HaCyoKI3Af— Atlus U.S.A., Inc. (@AtlusUSA) December 1, 2017
In addition, Atlus said Persona 5 is nominated in four categories at this year's The Game Awards, which airs December 7th, including "Game of the Year," "Best Art Direction," "Best Score/Music," and "Best Role-Playing Game."
"This has been an incredible year for our company, one that represents our ambitions for Japanese games in the west," said Naoto Hiraoka, president & CEO of Atlus U.S.A., Inc.. "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 to delivering more incredible games to our fans next year."