The Persona series has been a popular albeit niche franchise since the original game was released in 1996 for the original PlayStation. However, it wasn’t until Sega acquired developer Atlus in 2013 that the franchise reached the point we know today, with various spinoffs and anime projects. Today, Sega released a quarterly report detailing sales for multiple franchises under its banner.
In these reports, the Persona franchise has had steady growth, with each quarter nearly doubling in sales from the previous quarter. This is more than likely due to the recent releases of Persona 3 Portable, Persona 4 Golden, and Persona 5 Royal on multiple different platforms, including Switch.
Between April and June 2023, the series already sold 630 thousand units, which is quite an impressive feat as it demonstrates consistent sales. These numbers will only heighten as Persona 3 Reload and Persona 5 Tactica release over the following year.
Persona 3 Reload is a remake of Persona 3 made in Unreal Engine. The game is confirmed to release for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Steam, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Windows in early 2024. It will also be playable for Game Pass subscribers on launch.
Persona 3 was initially a PlayStation 2 title that birthed the concept of Social Links that would follow in Persona 4 and Persona 5. Then, a director’s cut version named F.E.S. launched later, featuring a new playable epilogue called The Answer and added enhanced gameplay features.
Years later, Persona 3 Portable was released for the PSP, which removed The Answer and the ability to walk around town but added the option to play as a female protagonist and new post-game challenges.
Persona 3 Portable is now available on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox, and PC.
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