Persona 3 Reload Is Atlus' Fastest Selling Game Ever | Push Square
12.02.2024 - 23:48
The winds are changing, and single player Japanese RPGs are enjoying a bit of a renaissance as a result. We reported earlier in the week about how Steam player numbers were reflecting extremely well on titles like Granblue Fantasy Relink and Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth, and now we have further evidence of the genre’s success: Persona 3 Reload has become Atlus’ fastest selling game ever.
Take a second and Reload
Brilliant in blue
Within a week, the title has sold over one million copies worldwide – and that’s despite it being included on Xbox Game Pass, which we’re assuming isn’t contributing to the numbers here.
Persona’s popularity has, of course, been trending upwards for a little while now: the PS Vita’s Persona 4 Golden achieved cult status which led to increased anticipation for Persona 5. This groundswell of enthusiasm eventually prompted protagonist Joker to be added to the uber-mainstream Super Smash Bros Ultimate, a sure-sign of the series’ newfound mainstream popularity.
It helps that Reload is an outstanding game, though. “In terms of gameplay, it's easily the best incarnation of a classic RPG, boasting countless quality of life and mechanical adjustments that place it alongside the outstanding Persona 5 Royal,” we wrote in our Persona 3 Reload PS5 review. “Storytelling enhancements make the plot even more impactful, and the remade visuals are a joy to behold. Reload is borderline essential if you're yet to experience Persona 3, while also providing a near perfect way for existing fans to relive a seminal release.”
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Releasing on multiple plattforms simultaniously certainly did help
I wonder how fast it would have reached one million sales if it released on Switch as well
I Love that it's selling so well. Its nearly 6:30 in the morning and I'm up playing it right now! I finished Granblue Fantasy: Relink a couple of days ago, I have Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth to play next and Final Fantasy VII Rebirth out at the end of the month. It's a great time to be an RPG fan!
@Bentleyma That's one helluva selection of games!
Still plan on buying it but I'm going to wait for a sale or the ultimate deluxe whatever they plan on calling the upgrade.
I'm happy that more people are now enjoying the best persona story in my opinion.
Amazing what happens when they go on PC too day one.
Waiting for it as my birthday present. Nevertheless it be interesting to see how much sold on each platform.
I bought it but it will be sat on the shelf until i finish like a dragon and FF7 rebirth. So many games, too little time unfortunately