Persona 5 ships over 550,000 copies in Japan; new DLC announced

Persona 5

Persona 5 has been a stunning success for Atlus since it’s launch on September 15th just a couple of weeks ago. The company announced at the end of this week that over 550,000 copies of the game have been shipped between PS3 and PS4 editions in Japan.

Let’s put that in perspective for Atlus. Persona 4: The Golden, the PS Vita re-release of the last mainline Persona game, had reached 350,000 units in Japan only after almost 2 years of being available. Clearly, Persona 5 is going to be a monster hit for the company and seriously fill parent company Sega’s coffers this year.

To celebrate this achievement, Atlus has announced it will be releasing two free sets of DLC costumes for players. Hit the jump to see pictures of the cast in their swimsuits and Morgana dolled up like a ram.

Persona 5 Swimsuit DLC

The first batch of DLC will be swimsuit outfits for the main cast to wear. While you see these outfits during the regular course of the game and in promotional trailers, these swimsuits will be wearable even in dungeons with the package. The swimsuit DLC will be available on October 5th and be free apparently indefinitely.

Persona 5 Catherine DLC

The second set will feature costumes inspired by Atlus’ game Catherine. However, this set of outfits will only be free from October 5th until October 10th. Afterwards, it will cost lamb loving gamers 800 yen.

Atlus and Sega have been pretty good about bringing most DLC content westward in recent years, so it’s hard not to imagine these sets won’t see the light of day when Persona 5 releases in the west on February 14th, 2017.

8 responses to “Persona 5 ships over 550,000 copies in Japan; new DLC announced

  1. TuanPINGAS says:

    I just started worrying now, that one day Persona will defeat Sonic and becomes Sega’s new mascot…

  2. Elly says:

    Congratulations to sega / atlus, I hope the game will sell beyond the blue sky and rise to new heights. So that they can make there money back when they acquiring atlus. For me as a fan i like to see what the upcoming valkyria game is going to stake up against persona 5. Does sega still have the magic to make great rpg’s or should they let atlus evolve even further.

  3. Lenno says:

    Sonseeing as this is directly an Atlus game and Atlus is directly now a Sega company, does Sega actually make any direct money from this success, or does it he allocated to Atlus only and if the former, how much?

  4. Lenno says:

    ^Excuse the typos above caused by predictive text on this mobile phone.

    Translation follows…

    So seeing as this is directly an Atlus game and Atlus is directly now a Sega company, does Sega actually make any direct money from this success, or does it get allocated to Atlus only and if it’s the former, how much?

  5. Elly says:

    @ Lenno that’s exactly what i mean regarding my description.

    What we now for a fact is that sega acquired atlus around the year 2013.
    When the crew of segabits.com reporting sega’s financial 2013 till 2015 there wasn’t any managing about atlus in the report. If you look back atlus had made some games/ still making money when sega acquired atlus (Persona Q, Persona 4 golden, Shin Megami tensei, Catherine, Dragons Grown and Odin sphere). With does titles that a named is sega already hitting gold together with atlus, because by know the acquisition most have been already paid itself back ( i think)

    Please feel free to correct me if i am wrong.
    ( …. maybe i should ask pactor factor regarding this question)

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