It seems fans just couldn’t wait to conquer Tartarus, as Persona 3 Reload has now become the fastest selling Atlus game in history. The remake of the beloved PlayStation 2 title sold more than one million copies worldwide in its first week, surpassing the likes of Persona 5 Royal and its spin-offs, as well as the Shin Megami Tensai series.
It’s an impressive figure, considering the series took 25 years to sell a total of 15 million copies across all its versions – as announced by Atlus in 2021 during Persona‘s 25th anniversary. For one single entry to achieve one-fifteenth of lifetime sales is no mean feat, and its multi-platform releases on PC, Xbox, and PlayStation certainly helped. Previously, all Persona games were only exclusive to PlayStation platforms.
This milestone comes after parent company Sega found similar success with Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth, which scored the series’ most successful launch on Steam. It saw a peak concurrent player count of 46,161, and achieved one million sales a week after its release.
While Persona 3 Reload includes new scenes, an improved battle system, and quality-of-life features, the remake remains a faithful retelling of the original story. Atlus currently has no plans to release a DLC, although that may change with the success it’s enjoying thus far. A Nintendo Switch version has yet to be announced as well, but game director Takuya Yamaguchi isn’t opposed to the idea.