Published on December 1st, 2017 | by admin
ATLUS Announces Persona 5 Sold More Than 2 Million Copies Worldwide
SYDNEY, Australia – 30 Nov, 2017 – ATLUS today announced that the overall sales of Persona 5 for the PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 have reached a critical milestone with more than 2 million copies sold worldwide. Since the initial launch the title has been critically acclaimed from media and users alike, receiving recognition and awards from prestigious media outlets and fans. Most recently, ATLUS is proud to announce that the title has been nominated in four categories for the prestigious “The Game Awards 2017” held in Los Angeles CA on December 7, 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 delivering more incredible games to our fans next year.”
About Persona 5
Persona 5 is a game about the internal and external conflicts of a group of troubled youth who live dual lives. They have the typically ordinary day-to-day of a Tokyo high-schooler – attending class, after school activities and part-time jobs. But they also undertake fantastical adventures by using otherworldly powers to enter the hearts of people. Their power comes from the Persona, the Jungian concept of the “self;” the game’s heroes realize that society forces people to wear masks to protect their inner vulnerabilities, and by literally ripping off their protective mask and confronting their inner selves do the heroes awaken their inner power, and use it to strive to help those in need. Ultimately, the group of Phantom Thieves seeks to change their day-to-day world to match their perception and see through the masks modern-day society wears.
Persona 5 is now available in Australia for PlayStation 4. The game is rated MA15+ by the Classification Board. For more information, please visit the official website, www.atlus.com/persona5