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Persona 3 Reload Becomes Fastest-Selling Game in Atlus History With 1 Million Sales

Persona 3 Reload has become the fastest-selling game in Atlus history with more than one million copies sold in its first week.

This puts the remake of the beloved PlayStation 2 game above the likes of Persona 5 Royal (which IGN deemed a masterpiece) and its spin-offs, plus the Shin Megami Tensei series and more. Persona 3 Reload also passed one million copies sold despite it being an Xbox Game Pass title, meaning subscribers didn’t need to buy it at all.

Atlus’s parent company Sega has had a strong start to 2024, with Persona 3 Reload’s one million sales joined by Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth, which achieved the same number after a week and became the fastest-selling game in franchise history.

Persona 3 Reload recreates the original game with new voice acting, updated graphics, and more style than ever before, earning it a 9/10 in IGN’s review. “With a stellar visual overhaul and countless small but impactful changes, Persona 3 Reload tells a timeless story of tragedy and hope with sharp emotional sincerity,” we said.

Unlike Persona 5 Royal or Persona 4 Golden, however, Persona 3 Reload directly recreates the original Persona 3 so doesn’t include any content added through its subsequent releases Persona 3 FES and Persona 3 Portable.

Persona Team production manager Kazuhisa Wada insisted fans can buy Persona 3 Reload with confidence they won’t need to upgrade soon, however, as Atlus currently has no plans to release an updated version.

Much more than just a Game of the Year Edition or similar product, the likes of Persona 4 Golden and Persona 5 Royal added a significant portion of story and gameplay to the base numbered titles a few years after launch, usually extending the already immense role playing games by 10 to 20 hours.

Persona 3 Reload arrived February 2 on PlayStation 4 and 5, Xbox One and Series X and S, and PC. A Nintendo Switch version hasn’t been announced so far, though Persona 3 Reload’s director Takuya Yamaguchi has said it’s not out of the question.

Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelance reporter. He’ll talk about The Witcher all day.

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Author: Ryan Dinsdale