Over 1.3 Million Copies of Persona 5 Strikers Sold

Over 1.3 Million Copies of Persona 5 Strikers Sold

The Musou-style sequel to Persona 5, Persona 5 Strikers has sold more than 1.3 million copies as of April

The game released worldwide in February 2021. Functioning as a sequel, the game continues the story of the Phantom Thieves and is set a few months after the events of Persona 5. The game is a combination of the typical Persona game with Musou-type combat.

Musou games are a genre where players hack through hoards of enemies at a time. Other examples of Musou-style games are Fire Emblem Warriors and Hyrule Warriors. These Musou games are a part of the Dynasty Warriors series, and this Persona crossover is the newest addition. 

Over 1.3 Million Copies of Persona 5 Strikers Sold
Persona 5 Strikers | Source: PlayStation

It was announced on Twitter on April 27th that Persona 5 Strikers has sold over 1.3 million copies. This would make the game Persona 5 Strikers the fourth best-selling game in the series, with the original Persona 5 taking the number one spot.

Strikers has received incredibly positive review on Steam, and many are happy that this is a Persona game with a twist. Many are highly recommending this game to players, but keep in mind that Persona 5 Strikers has spoilers with regards to Persona 5

As a mark of celebration of selling over 1.3 million copies, the Japanese eShop and PlayStation Store are having a 35% off sale until May 12th. This may not be super relevant to those outside of Japan, but here’s hoping that the sale extends to the rest of the world soon. 

Worldwide sales of “Persona 5 Scramble The Phantom Striker” have exceeded 1.3 million units. Minna, thank you for your support! To commemorate this, a GW sale is underway where the DL version of # P5S will be 35% off.

Check it out! http://p-ch.jp/news/6110/

English Translate, Twitter Translation

Persona is a spin-off of the Shin Megami Tensei series. Earlier in 2021, Shin Megami Tensei V released for the Nintendo Switch. This is just one in a wide range of Shin Megami Tensei games, many of which are quite niche and not heard of in the mass markets. 

Over 1.3 Million Copies of Persona 5 Strikers Sold
Persona 5 Strikers | Source: PlayStation

News of Persona 5 Strikers selling record numbers comes after the announcement that Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity sold 3.7 million copies. Musou style games are getting a whole new generation of fans thanks to these games, so we’re expecting even more of titles in the same genre going forward. 

An English Variant of Persona 5 Scramble May Launch Next Year

About Persona 5 Scramble

Developed by Omega Force and P-Studio, Person 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers serves as a sequel to Persona 5.

It is set six months after the occasion of Persona 5. The plot of the game revolves around Joker and rest of the Phantom Thieves of Hearts where you are required to look into strange events that are taking place in the country of Japan.