In Sega’s quarterly investor Q&A for the Q2 financial results for the fiscal year ending in March 2024, a certain exchange has suggested the possibility of Persona games seeing releases for multiple platforms on their respective launch days.
Featuring Sega Sammy’s Haruki Atami (Representative Director, President, and Group CEO) and Koichi Fukasawa (Director, Senior Managing Executive Officer, Group CFO), the company said that they believe a major Persona game can sell five million units within its first year if it has a worldwide launch across multiple platforms.
You can view a translation of this exchange below via Persona Central.
Q: Is there a chance that, with its overseas popularity, the Persona series could sell 5 million copies in its first year?
A: By increasing the number of platforms it is available on and the regions it is released in, we have been increasing the sales of Persona 5. We believe that it would be possible for a major Persona title, such as a numbered release, to sell 5 million copies in its first year by releasing it on multiple platforms and simultaneously worldwide from day one.
We also have high expectations for the new IP Metaphor: ReFantazio from the developers of Persona 5.
It’s worth noting that worldwide simultaneous releases are not yet a norm with Persona, as Persona 5 Royal and Persona 5 Strikers launched considerably later than their Japanese versions. Still, that seems to be changing with Persona 5 Tactica.
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