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Persona 5 tweaked to address South Korean controversy

A small alteration has been made to the Korean version of Atlus RPG Persona 5 in response to a controversy that has been rumbling on for some time. Kotaku reports that as early as last year some South Korean gamers has noticed that game character Ryuji Sakamoto appeared to be …

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Atlus softens Persona 5 streaming restrictions

Publisher Atlus has apologised for the over-zealous streaming restrictions that were imposed for RPG hit Persona 5. Earlier this month the company threatened to take action against anyone who streamed gameplay beyond the in-game date of July 7th. It said the rule was an attempt to prevent spoilers ruining anyone’s …

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Persona 5 hits 1.5m shipped

From its origins and the nichest of niche RPGs, Persona 5 can now credibly lay claim to being a mainstream hit. Publisher Atlus has announced that it has shipped 1.5m copies of the game worldwide. Around half a million of these were accounted for during the game’s Japanese launch in …

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Atlus claims its first No.1 UK with Persona 5

PlayStation exclusive Persona 5 has debuted at No.1 in its first week in the UK Top 40. This is the first ever UK All Formats No.1 for Atlus, with GfK adding that the game enjoyed by far the biggest launch for a Persona title”. The title is published by Deep …

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Atlus threatens Persona 5 streamers

In a somewhat backwards looking step, Atlus has told streamers that they face action should they stream too much of RPG hit Persona 5. We don’t want the experience to be spoiled for people who haven’t played the game,” Atlus USA said. Our fans have waited years for the game …

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Persona 5 mistake saw orders cancelled for being ‘dangerous’

Publisher Atlus has been forced to clarify that the Premium Edition of Persona 5 does not contain ‘dangerous materials’. Polygon reports that some US customers who had ordered the steelbook edition of the upcoming RPG from Amazon recently received emails telling them that their orders had been cancelled – and …

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Atlus talks Persona 5 and the declining Japanese console market

Giant publisher and developer Atlus is behind some of the biggest titles coming out of Japan at present. With a strong performance from titles such as Persona 5, Atlus boss Naoto Hiraoka chalks 2016 up as a win: 2016 has been a great year for Atlus,” he says. Though we’ve …

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Persona 5 hit by delay

Atlus’s stylish RPG Persona 5 has been delayed by a couple of months in the West. The game had been due out on Valentine’s Day, but will now not arrive until April 4th. I know, I know. It stings. It stings a lot,” Atlus USA’s John Hardin said. But Persona …

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Just a few weeks after launch Persona 5 is already Atlus’ best selling game in Japan

Persona 5 has sold 437,929 copies in Japan, making it Atlus’ best selling game in the country. Having launched on September 15th Persona 5 has already sold more than 400,000 units across both PS4 and PS3 according to the Media Create sales numbers, which were helpfully translated by Persona Central.Earlier …

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Persona 5 falls to second place in Japan

The latest entry in Atlus’ Persona RPG series has fallen to the No.2 spot in Japan according to date provided by Famitsu. The PS4 SKU of the release – last week’s top dog – saw a sales decrease of 85 per cent week-on-week. The PS3 version, which debuted at No.2 …

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