Persona 5 Has Shipped Over 1.5 Million Copies Worldwide

By Mike Sousa on April 8, 2017, 7:47AM EDT

Following the launch of the critically acclaimed Persona 5 in North America and Europe, Atlus announced that the game has shipped more than 1.5 million copies worldwide. To celebrate the launch of the game, there will be a Persona live concert event on Aug. 2 at the Yokohama Arena in Yokohama, Japan.

Persona 5 is a game about the internal and external conflicts of a group of troubled youth who live dual lives. They have the typically ordinary day-to-day of a Tokyo high-schooler - attending class, after school activities and part-time jobs. But they also undertake fantastical adventures by using otherworldly powers to enter the hearts of people. Their power comes from the Persona, the Jungian concept of the "self;" the game's heroes realize that society forces people to wear masks to protect their inner vulnerabilities, and by literally ripping off their protective mask and confronting their inner selves do the heroes awaken their inner power, and use it to strive to help those in need. Ultimately, the group of Phantom Thieves seeks to change their day-to-day world to match their perception and see through the masks modern-day society wears.

Persona 5 first released in Japan on the 15th of September last year, followed by its launch in North America and Europe earlier this week. Persona 5 is available for PS4 and PS3.

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