Persona series ships 6.9 million copies, Sega talks about their new business model

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I almost always support Atlus and their games. I plan on supporting Sega via Yakuza and Sonic 2017 and whatever else they push out that looks interesting.

And yeah... Persona 5 will sell a million in its 1st year in the West. BELIEVE!
 

kenta

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Jan 27, 2005
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Wow, the way they're redeploying personnel is... concerning... Kinda wish they went into a little more details on the amount of people they're talking about there (well the report is 140 pages long so... do they?)

Also there have been 68 editions of RGG/Yakuza???
 

XiaNaphryz

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Nov 5, 2005
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Good to see more focus on PC development! Though I suspect that's more expansion of their current developers on the platform, not necessarily more ports from their Japanese portfolio.

Skimming through the graphs, I'm guessing people may not like the shift of resources away from standard console development to other areas.
 
Jun 8, 2014
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That arrow going away from Yakuza towards a match-3 mobile-ge...

Nuuuuuuuuuu~

That paradise casino resort came across as unintentionally funny in a 'read between the lines' kind of way.
 
Mar 23, 2012
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I really don't understand why more Puyo Puyo games haven't been localized. It's clearly one of SEGA's bigger franchises, and it's strange that they'll go all out and localize every single ramen shop item in the various Yakuzas but won't crank out an English version of a competitive puzzler. Then again, Nintendo didn't put out a Puzzle League/Panel de Pon this generation (bar Animal Crossing lol), so maybe market forces are really against competitive puzzlers.
 
May 18, 2012
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Also, at least with Persona, it looks like they're only counting main games, not spin-offs.

12 total editions
-6 Original Releases-
P1
P2:IS
P2:EP
P3
P4
P5

-6 remakes/enhanced ports-
P1 PSP
P2:IS PSP
P2:EP PSP
P3:FES
P3P
P4G

So if you counted the music game and the two fighting game, I wouldn't be surprised if it exceeded the SMT figure.
 
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Also, at least with Persona, it looks like they're only counting main games, not spin-offs.

12 total editions
-6 Original Releases-
P1
P2:IS
P2:EP
P3
P4
P5

-6 remakes/enhanced ports-
P1 PSP
P2:IS PSP
P2:EP PSP
P3:FES
P3P
P4G

So if you counted the music game and the two fighting game, I wouldn't be surprised if it exceeded the SMT figure.
It's odd that then they used the Dancing All Night logo to represent "Persona"
 

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Also, at least with Persona, it looks like they're only counting main games, not spin-offs.

12 total editions
-6 Original Releases-
P1
P2:IS
P2:EP
P3
P4
P5

-6 remakes/enhanced ports-
P1 PSP
P2:IS PSP
P2:EP PSP
P3:FES
P3P
P4G

So if you counted the music game and the two fighting game, I wouldn't be surprised if it exceeded the SMT figure.
Think it might include dancing all night since they used the logo aswell, but i dont know what game would be taken out the list


Good to see segas doing alright. Will be supporting Persona 5 and Yakuza 0 next year
 
Mar 25, 2005
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6.9M seems high for Persona if spinoffs are not included, but the Etrian Odyssey number matches the main 5 games plus the remakes of the first two. Mystery Dungeon doesnt have a slot
 
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Should be mentioned that Sega's interest in PC is primarily centered around their European developed IPs, not ports of Japanese console games.
Honestly I think this is a major failing of Sega as a company.

As the rest of the big players are expanding onto Steam with their Japanese developed library without hesitation and reaping all the rewards (I mean, jesus, looks like even Tecmo-Koei is trying to improve their quality. TK!!), Sega is shying away despite the thirst being out there and proven with Valkyria Chronicles, and instead experimenting with getting their JRPGs on Xbox One on some "Blue Ocean" myth despite THE JRPG IP, Final Fantasy, doing poorly there and causing Square Enix to stop announcing JRPGs for it for the foreseeable future. That's no Blue Ocean. That's an Algae Bloom.

Sega™
 
Feb 19, 2015
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So are all SMT spinoffs counted for SMT's 7million?

I almost always support Atlus and their games. I plan on supporting Sega via Yakuza and Sonic 2017 and whatever else they push out that looks interesting.

And yeah... Persona 5 will sell a million in its 1st year in the West. BELIEVE!
And I will be one of those million :)
 
Jan 18, 2013
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Also, at least with Persona, it looks like they're only counting main games, not spin-offs.

12 total editions
-6 Original Releases-
P1
P2:IS
P2:EP
P3
P4
P5

-6 remakes/enhanced ports-
P1 PSP
P2:IS PSP
P2:EP PSP
P3:FES
P3P
P4G

So if you counted the music game and the two fighting game, I wouldn't be surprised if it exceeded the SMT figure.

I'm not sure. I have it in my head that sega normally counts different console releases and editions as different skus, so maybe, maybe, they're only counting current/last gen ones in that number?

That could make it

Persona 4 Golden (vita)
Persona 4 Arena (Ps3+360)
Arena Ultimax (Ps3+360)
Persona 5 (PS3 +PS4 +PS4 special edition)
Persona 4 dancing all night (vita+vita special edition)
Persona Q (3DS + 3DS special edition)

Unless I missed a game or edition something that ruins this idea?

edit: On the other hand, etrian odyssey only has 7 as its number of titles, while there are 7 mainline games + the mystery dungeon spin off, so maybe skipping spin offs is what happened.
 
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Hopefully by the time Persona 6 is a thing, it won't take seven fucking months to release the English localised version after Japan. Sega should interfere and make that localisation process as fast as possible. Also, if you want the series to expand beyond its typical audience and sell more, don't just rely on word-of-mouth tactics; give the series the marketing push it deserves, and let it have some sort of presence at any big media event keynotes (how it didn't get time during this year's PSX was baffling to me).
 

XiaNaphryz

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"Since 2014, we have been sending personnel to Paradise Casino, where they have been acquiring expertise..." Uh huh. Oh I'm sure they have, just not in the areas listed...
How so? I'd think the guys running operations for the various Sega arcade centers would be the best choice of existing staff to have skill sets that would translate best to their resort operations.