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Persona 3 Reload cracks a million sales in its first week

ATLUS hails it as fastest-selling game in its history
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It’s a good time to make JRPGs, it seems: Persona 3 Reload has sold over one million copies in its first week since launch, developer ATLUS announced. Fans of the genre were a bit worried about Persona 3 and Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth releasing so close to one another, uttering concerns about the two titles cannibalizing each other’s sales. With Infinite Wealth also selling a million copies in a week, it looks like these worries were for naught.

ATLUS stated that Persona 3 Reload had become the fastest-selling game in company history with this blazing pace. “A huge thank you to our community for your incredible support! We look forward to breaking more records with you,” the studio wrote.

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Persona 3 Reload is already the fourth version of the game ATLUS has published.

Persona as a series began in 1996 as a spin-off from Megami Tensei with the original Persona 3 launching in 2006. Reload is a complete remake of that Persona 3.

Persona 5, initially released in 2016, has been the most successful entry into the series up to this point. By April 2023, Persona 5 and Persona 5 Royal (an enhanced edition making the title available on additional platforms) sold a combined 7.2 million copies. By December 2023, the entire Persona 5 series (main games plus spin-offs) had shipped over ten million units.

Persona 3 Reload is a modernized version of the original game, made for an audience that got its first introduction to the series with Persona 5 – and as our Persona 3 Reload review stated, old-school fans of the franchise may not be 100% on board with this: “The issue that most Persona 3 fans will have is that Persona 3 Reload is another incomplete version for them to play. However, if all you know of the Persona series is Persona 5, then this is the version you will want to play, with all the modern conveniences thrown in.”

Still, the commercial success speaks for itself – and for Sega, which publishes both Persona 3 Reload (at least outside of Japan) and Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth, this is a double whopper of goodness.