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Persona 4 Golden (the Vita version) ships over 300,000 copies, [goes on sale for $20]

Nirolak

Mrgrgr
It's unclear if it's just Japan or worldwide.

It was at 230K sold at retail in Japan as of December 2012, so this being Japan only is probable.

Gematsu said:
Sales for Persona 4 Golden have surpassed 300,000 units, Atlus has announced.

The numbers include download sales, as well.
Source: http://gematsu.com/2013/10/persona-4-golden-sales-surpass-300000

Japanese in case someone wants to try and figure out: http://indexweb.jp/news/2013/10695.html

Update:

Discounted on PSN until 11/6. $19.99 Right Now. U.S.
 
Seems pretty good for this type of game, especially on such a small install base.

What did Persona 4 on PS2 sell in a similar timeframe from release out of interest?
 

ampere

Member
Seems pretty solid considering the limited install base of the Vita. I bought it and enjoyed replaying P4 on a handheld.
 

kick51

Banned
Considering how the original did and that this is just an enhanced "HD" port, its probably pretty profitable...potentially.
 
Sony should have bought Atlus. I don't know what Sega are gonna do with them; they seem to have decreasing interest in Western markets outside of a couple of franchises.
 

dugdug

Member
Were it not for this version, I (probably) never would have played this game.

Now it's one of my all-time favorites. Is there any chance of a P3 Golden of some sort? I want to say I saw rumors of that at some point. Persona 3 Platinum, I think?
 
Were it not for this version, I (probably) never would have played this game.

Now it's one of my all-time favorites. Is there any chance of a P3 Golden of some sort? I want to say I saw rumors of that at some point. Persona 3 Platinum, I think?

That already exists in the form of Persona 3 Portable. It's a PSP game, but it's compatible with the Vita.
 

Sophia

Member
I wonder if this puts it above the original Persona for being among the best selling in the franchise? Combined with vanilla P4 sales + digital I mean.

Excellent numbers either way.
 

cw_sasuke

If all DLC came tied to $13 figurines, I'd consider all DLC to be free
Its the best-selling Vita title in Japan so far....right ?
 

LiquidMetal14

hide your water-based mammals
Dec '08, and even later in Europe.

The core had moved on from PS2. Persona 4 received crazy acclaim, it would have sold far better on PS360 in the West.

And if you make P5 PS3-only, late 2014, they're stupid, again.

They'd be smarter to make it PS3/4/Vita at least. The way Sony makes porting possible I would be up for a Vita version of P5 alongside the proper HD versions on PS3/4.
 

dugdug

Member
That already exists in the form of Persona 3 Portable. It's a PSP game, but it's compatible with the Vita.

Ehh, yeah, I have that. I meant, more of a Golden treatment. Didn't really get on with P3P's exploration. Maybe I'll give it another shot.
 

Omikaru

Member
Best RPG of all time deserves more. I hope Sega aggressively markets Persona 5 in the West.

I'd prefer it if they didn't give the game a costly marketing campaign which in turn requires lofty expectations, especially if it fails to meet said expectations. You can wave Persona 6 in English goodbye at that point.

This kind of "it needs to be bigger at any cost" attitude is toxic. While I want to see Persona games being more successful than they are (as a fan, who wouldn't want this?), I don't think aggressively pushing it with marketing is going to do Persona 5 or future titles a good service.
 

Curufinwe

Member
I'm glad it was on the Vita for several reasons, one of them being the built-in screenshot function that lets you easily capture memorable moments.

 

Courage

Member
I'd prefer it if they didn't give the game a costly marketing campaign which in turn requires lofty expectations, especially if it fails to meet said expectations. You can wave Persona 6 in English goodbye at that point.

This kind of "it needs to be bigger at any cost" attitude is toxic. While I want to see Persona games being more successful than they are (as a fan, who wouldn't want this?), I don't think aggressively pushing it with marketing is going to do the series or future titles a good service.
So how do you popularize a JRPG in the States? I'm not talking about a billion dollar campaign that will drastically increase expenses.
 

Lunar15

Member
I wonder if this puts it above the original Persona for being among the best selling in the franchise? Combined with vanilla P4 sales + digital I mean.

Excellent numbers either way.

The original Persona is the top selling game in the series?
 
Has there been a budget release? Also I wonder if it includes Asia but still very good sales basically on par with the original sales wise.
 
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