The time has come for the demons to come to an end. Persona Central (thank Destructoid) reported that, according to a statement released from Atlus through the Japanese game mag Famitsu, Shin Megami Tensei 5 has sold over 800,000 copies since its launch. That’s pretty good for a series that didn’t arrive outside of Japan until it came out for the third time on PS2 in 2003.
For comparison, the last numbered entry in the series, Shin Megami Tensei 4 on the 3DS, sold 600,000 during its run. And 5 has only been out for a few months, so it looks like it will hit a million in due time. It could also mark positives for future games under the sizable franchise umbrella that includes Persona forks.
The statement also mentions an unexpected, unannounced new title as well as the next phase of Persona’s 25th anniversary. Whether the two things are related or not is anyone’s guess, but it looks like Atlus has more demons in it in 2022.
The released Shin Megami Tensei 5 received rave reviews from critics for its intense combat system, although some found the story lacking. personality. Although the game is a Switch exclusive, the evidence suggests that it could be coming to PS4 and PC, which will definitely help get it to the one million mark. Either way, 2021 is good for JRPGs on Switch, like Square Enix’s Bravely Default 2 also sold a million in a period of several months.
Shin Megami Tensei 5 is now available on Nintendo Switch.
https://www.vg247.com/shin-megami-tensei-5-almost-sells-million Shin Megami Tensei 5 almost sold a million