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Good Summer-News: The PS4-JRPG Persona 5 Royal sold over 1.4 million copies in the first months, say Atlus :)

The Persona series has now sold 13 million units worldwide.

What do you particularly like about the Persona 5-Royal game ? And which is your favorite character ?? @all




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KazumaKiryu said:

What do you particularly like about the Persona 5-Royal game? And which is your favorite character ??

Should've been DLC, really. I have a lot of issues with it, but none are more obvious than that one. The new content was basically all thrown right at the end of the game just like what would normally happen with DLC. They tried building it up over the course of the game, but it always felt too obvious when the new stuff popped up amidst the old. It made it not feel like part of the actual story, especially when they try so hard to one-up the original final boss, which isn't something you can do. Also, they made the game waaaayyyy too easy with a ridiculous amount of game-breaking mechanics being thrown at you from all directions, I played it in hard mode but once I started gaining access to these power-ups everything became a breeze, even the late game bosses were a complete joke.

Honestly like the original game better. Better difficulty balance, and the story was perfect. To me, Royal feels like fanfic in that regard (though still fantastically written and decently executed), I see the original as the "canon" one. I would've preferred it if the new palace happened earlier in the story, and then its boss could've been less over the top as well. Also the Morgana thing was the worst deus ex machina I've seen in a while.

That said, I do appreciate Royal's quality of life changes, and for what it was, the new chapter and palace were actually really awesome. I just wish they'd have implemented the new stuff better. Oh and also made it as DLC.

I don't really have a single favorite character but it's somewhere between Ryuji, Morgana, and Akechi.



By the way: P5 Royal is a Fanservice-Version for Fans of P5, it's not from the complete original team/inventor :)
The original Persona 3/4/5-inventor is working with his team on another RPG for PS4, currently. There is so much new content to the gameplay and story (but its not important for the fantastic original story) - it's more than a dlc in my opinion ;)
My favorite characters are Ruyji, Akechi, Makoto and Ann : D Its hard to say, which is the best ^^



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The article also says that the original P5 shipped 3.2m as of Dec 2019.  That puts total sales for both versions of P5 at over 4.6m.  

I looked up DQ 11 and it has shipped over 5.5m copies worldwide as of Dec 2019.  That's still more than Persona 5, but I'm impressed at any JRPG that can come close.  For a long time Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest were considered the 2 big ones, but now Persona is turning into a close third.



Amazing numbers, especially considering it's a re-release.



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The_Liquid_Laser said:

The article also says that the original P5 shipped 3.2m as of Dec 2019.  That puts total sales for both versions of P5 at over 4.6m.  

I looked up DQ 11 and it has shipped over 5.5m copies worldwide as of Dec 2019.  That's still more than Persona 5, but I'm impressed at any JRPG that can come close.  For a long time Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest were considered the 2 big ones, but now Persona is turning into a close third.

It's a bit unfair to look at P5's numbers like that considering most of the people who got Royal are likely double-dipping.



It is good to see Persona doing well worldwide, though I have the distinct feeling we're going to have many years of P5 milking ahead. Another version for the PS5 seems inevitable, BC be damned.



You know it deserves the GOTY.

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mZuzek said:
The_Liquid_Laser said:

The article also says that the original P5 shipped 3.2m as of Dec 2019.  That puts total sales for both versions of P5 at over 4.6m.  

I looked up DQ 11 and it has shipped over 5.5m copies worldwide as of Dec 2019.  That's still more than Persona 5, but I'm impressed at any JRPG that can come close.  For a long time Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest were considered the 2 big ones, but now Persona is turning into a close third.

It's a bit unfair to look at P5's numbers like that considering most of the people who got Royal are likely double-dipping.

Perhaps.  I suspect there is a fair amount of double-dipping on DQ11 too though.



Ryuji is always funny Morgana and Ruyji together.. oh man, soooo good ^^

And great to hear! @Atlus



Game of the Year 2020: Ghost of Tsushima, Persona 5 Royal or The Last of Us 2 ?!

Well deserved. And great for a rerelease. Hopefully it can break 2m mark