Atlus U.S.A. has announced that Persona 5, which was just released a few days ago in America and Europe, has shipped a total of 1.5 million copies. While this doesn’t mean all those copies have actually been sold to consumers, it’s certainly still an impressive number, and it’s safe to say that Atlus and SEGA are more than happy with the results. You can read the official press release from Atlus below!
After a long wait and multiple delays, Persona 5 has finally been released in the Americas and Europe today! The game has received very favorable reviews, and after strong sales in Japan, the game looks set to be a big success for Atlus and SEGA in the rest of the world as well. There’s a lot of DLC, some of it free, that will be made available as well. You can review the entire list of DLC below, along with new launch trailer for the game.
UPDATE: Atlus U.S.A. has posted an update, stating that they can confirm what they’ve always known, “that there’s nothing wrong or “dangerous” about our product” and that only a “tiny number of Amazon sales have been affected”. In other words, Amazon’s claims that the pre-order was cancelled due to “dangerous goods” contained in the product appears to be false. Atlus has stated that anyone affected by the cancellations should contacted their retailer.
Original story: Amazon has been sending out e-mails to people who pre-orded Persona 5 at their store, both for the “Take Your Heart” and Steelbook Edition. On NeoGAF, one user shared the contents of the e-mail he received from Amazon:
After the Sizzle trailer, Atlus U.S.A. has released a new trailer focusing on the Twin Wardens of the Velvet Room: Caroline and Justine. They’re responsible for your “rehabilitation” in the game, and in the Velvet Room you’ll be able to fuse Personas and strengthen your character. You can view the description from Atlus U.S.A.’s press release as well as the trailer itself below! The official Persona 5 website has also been updated to include the DLC information which Atlus U.S.A. has been posting on their social channels: http://atlus.com/persona5/dlc.html.
We’re less than a month away from the long-awaited release of Persona 5 in the Americas and Europe. Leading up to the release, Atlus U.S.A. has released a new trailer for the game, which puts the spotlight on the Phantom Thieves. You can view the video below!
AtlusUSA is continuing to roll out new promotional media for Persona 5 ahead of its release later on April 4. This next set of media focuses on the Velvet Room, a cornerstone of the Shin Megami Tensei franchise. The video is narrated by Igor alongside some comments from Velvet Room attendants Caroline and Justine.
Personas can be fused or strengthened in the Velvet Room, and these enhancements are conveyed through various forms of brutality – execution of Personas by guillotine in order fuse them, for example. Notably, this game allows three types of fusion – Basic Fusion involving two Personas of your choice, Advanced Fusion for preset combinations of three or more, and Network Fusion to fuse with a randomly selected online player’s Persona.
Check out Atlus’ new Velvet Room trailer from Persona 5 below, followed by a set of screenshots and Atlus’ accompanying press statement!
Atlus U.S.A. has revealed four more Confidants for Persona 5, along with 4 trailers to introduce them (featuring the English voices). As you may recall from previous articles, Confidants are characters that can help you acquire more skills to help you with your work as a Phantom Thief. Take a look below at the trailers and a description for each character, courtesy of Atlus U.S.A.!
Atlus USA has recently uploaded an explanatory trailer of their own to their YouTube account – covering the concept of palaces. It opens with a short animated cutscene featuring Ryuji and the protagonist, and it’s narrated by Morgana as it cuts through various in-game sequences. Palaces are a reflection of the corrupted wishes of people, existing in the “Metaverse”. It shows off the various courses of action required to navigate both the dungeons and its Shadow inhabitants.
We’ve reproduced Atlus USA’s full press statement that accompanies this video below, found by way of Gematsu! Check it out!
Atlus has uploaded 10-minutes worth of music previews from Persona 5 to their Japanese YouTube channel. The game has already been released in Japan, but the Western releases for the next mainline entry into the Persona series are still due for April 4. The tracks that can be heard in Atlus’s preview video are as follows:
Atlus U.S.A. has released three new videos for Persona 5, introducing the confidants Hifumi Togo, Sadayo Kawakami and Toranosuke Yoshida. Earlier on we talked about how these confidants can help you learn valuable skills. The same goes for these newly revealed characters, and you can learn more about them in the descriptions and introduction videos below!