Persona 3 Reload has reached an impressive milestone. The game sold 1 million copies globally in its first week.
Atlus shared the news on social media, saying that Persona 3 Reload became the fastest-selling game in the studio’s history to cross the 1 million mark. It is also available on Game Pass, so the overall player reach is likely even greater.
The beginning of 2024 turned out to be very successful for Atlus’ parent company Sega. The publisher’s other major new release, Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth, also surpassed 1 million units sold in its first week and became the fastest title in the series to reach this milestone.
Persona 3 Reload sold 1,000,000 copies worldwide within its first week, becoming the fastest selling game in ATLUS history! 🎉
A huge thank you to our community for your incredible support! We look forward to breaking more records with you. 💙 pic.twitter.com/C2abDAwCDs
— Official ATLUS West (@Atlus_West) February 8, 2024
One of the reasons behind the success of Persona 3 Reload is that it launched simultaneously on PlayStation, Xbox, and PC, unlike the previous mainline entries in the series. For example, it peaked at over 40k concurrent players on Steam alone, becoming Atlus’ biggest launch ever on the platform.
The game also debuted at #3 on Steam’s weekly top sellers chart and was the second best-selling physical release in the UK last week.
In addition, Persona 3 Reload was localized into more languages than any other title in the series, with Atlus adding support for Polish, Russian, Turkish, and Portuguese (Brazil). So this also played a role in attracting more players and increasing the brand’s global reach.
Originally developed as a spin-off to the Megami Tensei series, the first Persona game, Revelations: Persona, came out on PlayStation 1 in 1996. The IP has long been a PlayStation exclusive and has only started appearing on other platforms in recent years (except for Revelations, which launched on PC in 1999).
As of December 2023, the entire Persona franchise had sold over 18 million copies globally. The Persona 5 sub-series, which includes the original game, its Royal edition, and the Strikers and Dancing in Starlight spin-offs, remains the top-seller with over 10 million units sold.