Persona 4 Golden has sold 300,000+

#1 Edited by bigjeffrey (4174 posts) -

Pretty cool to see this game selling well, for a remake of a ps2 game. How much did the og persona 4 sell? IDK. Now bring on Persona 3 HD Persona 5 Sega Atlus.

Also probably JP figures.

Also

Persona 4 Golden on Sale for $19.99 / $29.99 / U.S. NOT SURE ABOUT OTHER REGIONS.

Even though it's translated from Japanese, US sale too.

#2 Edited by FluxWaveZ (19177 posts) -

That's probably just counting Japan.

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#3 Posted by Animasta (14464 posts) -

That's probably just counting Japan.

Catherine sold 500k and that was including Japan and the west.

300k seems way too high even for both, but especially for just Japan.

#4 Posted by Morningstar (2059 posts) -

Thats great. Now give me more SMT games for home consoles!!

#5 Posted by bmehlers (127 posts) -

That's cool, but I want P4 Golden on PS3. And more HD remasters of SMT games, because Persona 3 is the only one I've played. By the way, how do the Digital Devil Saga games compare to Persona? Are they worth picking up and digging out the old PS2?

#6 Edited by TruthTellah (7685 posts) -

@bigjeffrey: I think that's even just Japan. The total is closer to 500k for worldwide, with 300k just passed in Japan. Last year they celebrated it passing 260k sales in Japan; so, this new milestone makes sense. Also, as far as I understand it(and it is disputed by some), the original Persona 4 for PS2 sold over 400k worldwide.

If I've misunderstood the sales numbers, someone please correct me, but I do believe that is the case. This certainly seems to be an exceptional success for them.

#7 Posted by wemibelec90 (1292 posts) -
#8 Posted by Turambar (6489 posts) -

@bmehlers said:

That's cool, but I want P4 Golden on PS3. And more HD remasters of SMT games, because Persona 3 is the only one I've played. By the way, how do the Digital Devil Saga games compare to Persona? Are they worth picking up and digging out the old PS2?

The Persona games, particularly 3 and 4, are vastly different beasts from regular SMT games. The latter are much more traditional jrpgs along with a far higher difficulty. Can't quite speak to the quality of Digital Devil Saga, but its the only game I know of where you fight a space train.

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#9 Edited by Zeik (2117 posts) -

@bmehlers said:

That's cool, but I want P4 Golden on PS3. And more HD remasters of SMT games, because Persona 3 is the only one I've played. By the way, how do the Digital Devil Saga games compare to Persona? Are they worth picking up and digging out the old PS2?

Digital Devil Saga is good, but for different reasons than Persona. Much more dungeon crawly.

#10 Posted by Nekroskop (2786 posts) -

300K is very good for this sort of title. Same goes with the numbers Dragon's Crown did.(Don't look it up on VG-charts. That's a site that's completely based of guessing and rumors, and it highly inaccurate)

#11 Posted by TowerSixteen (538 posts) -

@bmehlers: The lack of demons and fusing kinda hurts those games, I think, by significantly reducing options in combat. Not bad, but I could never get into them the way I could nocturne or the Devil Summoner games.

As for P4 Golden sales, I hope it sold OK in the west. Given Atlus's new owners, it's pretty important that the most recent games sell enough to justify them continuing to bring the series to as many places as they do.

#12 Posted by TruthTellah (7685 posts) -

@towersixteen: P4 Golden is considered the fastest selling Vita game in the US so far; so, I imagine it has done quite well. Atlus seems quite pleased with it. Though, I'm not aware of any solid figures for its total sales so far in the West. Considering Japan has now sold 300k, I would guess the the West has sold a decent amount, as well.

#13 Posted by Seppli (9766 posts) -

Eventually it will be 300,001 copies, as soon as it has a sale, I'll get me a copy too.

#14 Edited by bigjeffrey (4174 posts) -

@seppli said:

Eventually it will be 300,001 copies, as soon as it has a sale, I'll get me a copy too.

It is usually $29.99 right? It's $19.99 right now on PSN.

#15 Posted by Zeik (2117 posts) -

@towersixteen said:

@bmehlers: The lack of demons and fusing kinda hurts those games, I think, by significantly reducing options in combat. Not bad, but I could never get into them the way I could nocturne or the Devil Summoner games.

The lack of demons has very little direct effect on combat. Any of the 5 characters can learn any skill in the game, so you actually have a lot of freedom to customize them how you wish, especially considering the skills are freely interchangeable outside of combat. The lack of demons companions has its negatives, but combat options isn't really one of them. Technically you actually have more options, since that game introduced combo skills and there's the option to turn into a human and use guns. (Even if they suck 99% of the time.)

#16 Edited by Seppli (9766 posts) -

@bigjeffrey said:

@seppli said:

Eventually it will be 300,001 copies, as soon as it has a sale, I'll get me a copy too.

It is usually $29.99 right? It's $19.99 right now on PSN.

Not on the EU store it isn't. Thanks for the heads-up though.

#17 Edited by ch3burashka (4913 posts) -

Teddie's Expression could use some work.

#18 Posted by hidys (1028 posts) -

Is that one for every single Vita?

#19 Edited by bigjeffrey (4174 posts) -

@seppli said:

@bigjeffrey said:

@seppli said:

Eventually it will be 300,001 copies, as soon as it has a sale, I'll get me a copy too.

It is usually $29.99 right? It's $19.99 right now on PSN.

Not on the EU store it isn't. Thanks for the heads-up though.

Yeah it might get updated at some point since this tweet was only tweeted out a couple of hours ago. Keep on the look out.

#20 Posted by TowerSixteen (538 posts) -
@zeik said:

@towersixteen said:

@bmehlers: The lack of demons and fusing kinda hurts those games, I think, by significantly reducing options in combat. Not bad, but I could never get into them the way I could nocturne or the Devil Summoner games.

The lack of demons has very little direct effect on combat. Any of the 5 characters can learn any skill in the game, so you actually have a lot of freedom to customize them how you wish, especially considering the skills are freely interchangeable outside of combat. The lack of demons companions has its negatives, but combat options isn't really one of them. Technically you actually have more options, since that game introduced combo skills and there's the option to turn into a human and use guns. (Even if they suck 99% of the time.)


I'd forgot about the combos, which were nice, but my experiences don't match up with yours with the skills. Sure, they CAN learn every skill...If you want to grind both money and exp. for them(and it would be quite a bit of grind for anything besides the bare basics). More realistically, in a non-100 percent run, your going to send your a-team down certain paths and specialize them, and maybe do some limited stuff on your b-team if you've got the cash. With fusion, your skills, weaknesses, and strengths are much much more fluid, allowing for much more reasonable strategy changes and team reconfiguration.

#21 Edited by selfconfessedcynic (2494 posts) -

Man, I hope 300kt covered the dev costs because I could go for a Golden version of more Persona games.

So good.

#22 Posted by Darji (5295 posts) -

Man, I hope 300kt covered the dev costs because I could go for a Golden version of more Persona games.

So good.

I am pretty sure it did. And no real surprise Persona 4 already was a cult classic. That is why people are so excited about Persona 5. But please not on a handheld....

#23 Posted by MattyFTM (14244 posts) -

300K is really great for a game like P4G. Extremely great. There are only around 6 million Vita's out there, which means around 5% of people who own a vita, bought this niche JRPG for it. That's crazy. I know both the Vita and the Persona franchise are pretty popular in Japan, and a lot of the sales will be there, but 5% of Vita owners buying P4G is still very impressive.

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#24 Posted by SunBroZak (853 posts) -

I wonder how much it sold in the UK. I think I read somewhere that both Golden and Arena sold pretty poorly here, which is a shame.

#25 Posted by Brendan (7522 posts) -

300k is a really good sales number for a handheld title. Other than Pokemon games I'm pretty sure most top flight handheld titles sell in the 6 figure range.

#26 Posted by ll_Exile_ll (1274 posts) -

@bigjeffrey: I think that's even just Japan. The total is closer to 500k for worldwide, with 300k just passed in Japan. Last year they celebrated it passing 260k sales in Japan; so, this new milestone makes sense. Also, as far as I understand it(and it is disputed by some), the original Persona 4 for PS2 sold over 400k worldwide.

If I've misunderstood the sales numbers, someone please correct me, but I do believe that is the case. This certainly seems to be an exceptional success for them.

The only numbers I've been able to find on Persona 4 on PS2 are 820k. Link.

It's VGchartz, so take it how you will, but I would imagine it's not too far off.

#27 Edited by bigjeffrey (4174 posts) -

@sunbrozak said:

I wonder how much it sold in the UK. I think I read somewhere that both Golden and Arena sold pretty poorly here, which is a shame.

Arena got delayed for like decades in the UK right?

#28 Posted by SunBroZak (853 posts) -

@sunbrozak said:

I wonder how much it sold in the UK. I think I read somewhere that both Golden and Arena sold pretty poorly here, which is a shame.

Arena got delayed for like decades in the UK right?

Pretty much.

#29 Posted by Vextroid (1317 posts) -

I bought a Vita mainly for this game!

#30 Edited by Darji (5295 posts) -

@ll_exile_ll said:

@truthtellah said:

@bigjeffrey: I think that's even just Japan. The total is closer to 500k for worldwide, with 300k just passed in Japan. Last year they celebrated it passing 260k sales in Japan; so, this new milestone makes sense. Also, as far as I understand it(and it is disputed by some), the original Persona 4 for PS2 sold over 400k worldwide.

If I've misunderstood the sales numbers, someone please correct me, but I do believe that is the case. This certainly seems to be an exceptional success for them.

The only numbers I've been able to find on Persona 4 on PS2 are 820k. Link.

It's VGchartz, so take it how you will, but I would imagine it's not too far off.

In NA and Japan it sold like 400K copies.

http://www.destructoid.com/how-persona-4-fared-when-it-comes-to-sales-151145.phtml

#31 Posted by xyzygy (9637 posts) -

Really though, this is one of the more appealing games for the Vita so I'm not really surprised.

#32 Posted by ll_Exile_ll (1274 posts) -

@darji said:

@ll_exile_ll said:

@truthtellah said:

@bigjeffrey: I think that's even just Japan. The total is closer to 500k for worldwide, with 300k just passed in Japan. Last year they celebrated it passing 260k sales in Japan; so, this new milestone makes sense. Also, as far as I understand it(and it is disputed by some), the original Persona 4 for PS2 sold over 400k worldwide.

If I've misunderstood the sales numbers, someone please correct me, but I do believe that is the case. This certainly seems to be an exceptional success for them.

The only numbers I've been able to find on Persona 4 on PS2 are 820k. Link.

It's VGchartz, so take it how you will, but I would imagine it's not too far off.

In NA and Japan it sold like 400K copies.

http://www.destructoid.com/how-persona-4-fared-when-it-comes-to-sales-151145.phtml

That article is from 2009.

#33 Posted by Darji (5295 posts) -

@darji said:

@ll_exile_ll said:

@truthtellah said:

@bigjeffrey: I think that's even just Japan. The total is closer to 500k for worldwide, with 300k just passed in Japan. Last year they celebrated it passing 260k sales in Japan; so, this new milestone makes sense. Also, as far as I understand it(and it is disputed by some), the original Persona 4 for PS2 sold over 400k worldwide.

If I've misunderstood the sales numbers, someone please correct me, but I do believe that is the case. This certainly seems to be an exceptional success for them.

The only numbers I've been able to find on Persona 4 on PS2 are 820k. Link.

It's VGchartz, so take it how you will, but I would imagine it's not too far off.

In NA and Japan it sold like 400K copies.

http://www.destructoid.com/how-persona-4-fared-when-it-comes-to-sales-151145.phtml

That article is from 2009.

Yes but that is normally like 80 or 90% of life time sales.

#34 Edited by ll_Exile_ll (1274 posts) -

@darji said:

@ll_exile_ll said:

@darji said:

@ll_exile_ll said:

@truthtellah said:

@bigjeffrey: I think that's even just Japan. The total is closer to 500k for worldwide, with 300k just passed in Japan. Last year they celebrated it passing 260k sales in Japan; so, this new milestone makes sense. Also, as far as I understand it(and it is disputed by some), the original Persona 4 for PS2 sold over 400k worldwide.

If I've misunderstood the sales numbers, someone please correct me, but I do believe that is the case. This certainly seems to be an exceptional success for them.

The only numbers I've been able to find on Persona 4 on PS2 are 820k. Link.

It's VGchartz, so take it how you will, but I would imagine it's not too far off.

In NA and Japan it sold like 400K copies.

http://www.destructoid.com/how-persona-4-fared-when-it-comes-to-sales-151145.phtml

That article is from 2009.

Yes but that is normally like 80 or 90% of life time sales.

That isn't always the case. For games with a short shelf life (franchises with frequent sequels) it is certainly true that most of the sales come in the first few months. However, that article is less than a year after US launch of P4, and there hasn't been a proper entry in the series since. I feel pretty confident that several hundred thousand more copies were sold between then and now.

#35 Edited by FluxWaveZ (19177 posts) -

@animasta said:

@fluxwavez said:

That's probably just counting Japan.

Catherine sold 500k and that was including Japan and the west.

300k seems way too high even for both, but especially for just Japan.

According to Media Create, P4G had sold 230k copies in Japan as of December 2012, so I don't agree.

Also, apparently NA sales are at more than 100k, so I'm not sure why you think it's supposed to be too high when the actual global sales are most likely approximately 400k.

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#36 Posted by shinjin977 (707 posts) -

@animasta said:

@fluxwavez said:

That's probably just counting Japan.

Catherine sold 500k and that was including Japan and the west.

300k seems way too high even for both, but especially for just Japan.

p4g sold 260k in japan long ago, so I am not sure what this is.

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