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Persona 4 Arena sells 220,000 copies in Japan, 'beyond expectations'

Posted by Nate 'Nyoro' Young • October 20, 2012 at 7:22 a.m. PDT
Persona 4 Arena sells 220,000 copies in Japan, 'beyond expectations' Siliconera made an informative news post yesterday evening where they discussed the sales of Persona 4 Golden and Persona 4 Arena.

Since the interest is in Persona 4 Arena, official statistics say that Atlus Japan has sold 220,000 copies.

The good sales for this game bode well for Atlus's support for Persona 4 Arena. Given Atlus's massive marketing push of the Persona franchise over the past year, it may seem to be in their best interests to continue with their work in Persona.

Sent in by Boba.

Comments

Frost said on October 20, 2012 at 7:31 a.m.

Yet P4A sold 0 copies in the EU. . . how sad.

#1
Nyoro said on October 20, 2012 at 7:37 a.m.

I also am extremely surprised at Atlus's lack of an expedited delivery of P4A to Europe.

A mistake for the ages.

#2
MRnightmuffin said on October 20, 2012 at 7:47 a.m.

Yeah, I'm preety pissed off about the delay in europe, I certainely would've loved to play it...Oh well guilty gear is out soon I guess

Wow, eventhubs actually posting something P4a related? Daymn

#3
TaoTuna said on October 20, 2012 at 7:50 a.m.

Great news for persona......now nerf mitsuru

#4
Torrie_De_Goddess said on October 20, 2012 at 7:54 a.m.

Congrats Atlus. P4A is an amazing game.

#5
obscura9 said on October 20, 2012 at 8:01 a.m.

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BUYACUSHUN said on October 20, 2012 at 8:04 a.m.

Woah hold on. Nyoro and im guessing the other guys that run this site get 2 pics? One for story and one for comments?

#7
Hypermarth said on October 20, 2012 at 8:12 a.m.

Hopefully they have separate teams for Blazblue and P4A but I'm not sure.

#8
BurningVigor said on October 20, 2012 at 8:13 a.m.

Save yourself money and enjoyment. Just get Guilty Gear Oct 24.

Persona is just a water down version and unbalanced.

#9
Nyoro said on October 20, 2012 at 8:15 a.m.

It is possible to play both Guilty Gear and Persona, you know. :)

Also I don't know why my avatar is different on the story. :(

#10
jme said on October 20, 2012 at 8:26 a.m.

Hope Persona 4 gets the same treatment as Blazblue. A bunch of DLC characters a sequel etc.

#11
BurningVigor said on October 20, 2012 at 8:35 a.m.

@10

I know but I just don't really see the point. Persona is dying the gameplay like I said is just an inferior Guilty Gear. Price wise GG will be 15 bucks and is coming out in 4 days. Guilty Gear will also get a free update to plus R later on.

I mean unless you're a fan of Persona, there really is no reason for someone into fighters to get this. Less characters, inferior gameplay, and top it off it's in need of balance. Plus it doesn't seem like Arc is supporting this game at all, while GG will most definitely get future support.

#12
JRXP2011 said on October 20, 2012 at 8:42 a.m.

Sold many copies and it's now dead. NEXT!

#13
XXxxSKRUBKILLA420xxXX said on October 20, 2012 at 8:43 a.m.

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obscura9 said on October 20, 2012 at 8:54 a.m.

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#15
spotlesseden said on October 20, 2012 at 9:02 a.m.

Big Persona 4 Arena and KOF only coming soon.

#16
illness690 said on October 20, 2012 at 9:21 a.m.

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illness690 said on October 20, 2012 at 9:31 a.m.

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#18
BurningVigor said on October 20, 2012 at 9:55 a.m.

@18

I have faith it'll last. If not that's fine, because me and many others have been waiting for online GGXXAC for god knows how long.

All the stuff Arc released have been nothing short of disappointment for many. So it'll satisfy my blood just to play with others online.

#19
Jethuty said on October 20, 2012 at 9:55 a.m.

@Nyoro, if you change your avatar from viewtiful
Carl, im gonna write a complaint to catalyst.

Oh and im gonna murder you

#20
Nyoro said on October 20, 2012 at 10:04 a.m.

It's a good thing that I stave off my eventual death via a site glitch then.

#21
NvhA said on October 20, 2012 at 10:26 a.m.

They need to bring over the P3 cast.

#22
HooliganComboFTW said on October 20, 2012 at 11:24 a.m.

Well good news to hear, people need to understand that this is a roughly decade old IP from the pretty popular Rpg series. Take that into account how Arc made this a really fun/balanced fighter attracted the fighter enthusiast as well.

Yeah...Europe should have got the copy back in September at the latest, Zen United was never known for the track record.

Well Im hoping Atlus sees that these strong sales numbers will encourage them to do more more on this fighter and collaborate with Arc some more. We could use some of more of the P3 characters

#23
StriderZero92 said on October 20, 2012 at 11:52 a.m.

#18 EXACTLY. i love GG. but alot of ppl are just too lazy to pick it up =l its sucks how all the most popular games nowadays are baby-friendly. DOA5 outselling TEKKEN TAG 2? gtfo. it doesnt have 1/2 the features, depth, or characters, & the soundtrack sucks ass. DOA4 was better IMO. im disappointed in 5, but it's decent. Next time, Team Ninja, instead of focusing on tits, focus on making the game good 1st. i miss Itagaki >=l DOA & NG have gone to hell. & you nerds who try to cover up its OBVIOUS selling point need help, a gf, & a life. but im getting off topic lol. Persona better than BB? gtfo, you like it better either cus u either follow the the rpg & probably dnt even play fighters to begin with, or you just plain suck ass @ fighting games & P4A is easy as f*ck to pick up. its a cool game, but i wouldn't compare it to ArcSys' other fighters

#24
StriderZero92 said on October 20, 2012 at 11:59 a.m.

& i remember reading about fans REQUESTING bigger breasts in DOA. how come wen companies try to listen to fans, they listen to the dumbest f*cks over the more serious players?
MvC3=Phoenix Wright>X & other REAL fighters
Team Ninja=Breast Physics>EVERYTHING ELSE
SFXT=Nerfing Ryu to UTTER SH*T like vanilla AE. he was NOT hard to fight. i smashed PLENTY of high-rank Ryus online.

#25
DangerousBacon said on October 20, 2012 at 12:02 p.m.

All the butthurt BB and GG fans thinking that their upcoming games are going to become big. If Persona couldn't do it ( which is unfortunate) then there's no way in hell BB:CP and that GG re-release are going to make it.

#26
kupowns said on October 20, 2012 at 12:16 p.m.

@1 *thumbs up*

#27
BeatNinja said on October 20, 2012 at 12:20 p.m.

Dat Hiimdaisy Rise.

#28
JdotSweapA said on October 20, 2012 at 12:21 p.m.

I'm finding it really hard to stay positive about P4Arena. Being in the EU at this point, it wouldn't surprise me if it were to never be released over here at all.

#29
portalsofmadnes said on October 20, 2012 at 1:26 p.m.

Even if P4A didnt sell well who f***in cares,play what you like when you want to for yourself.
Ofcourse big-ups to Arc for doing a great job with P4A and having it sell well.

Even though P4A,BB and GG have the same developer,their completely different games,apples and oranjes.Thats like comparing Rivalschools with SFAlpha or PowerStone,just because they have the same developer,still completely different games.

Sucks for EU:/

#30
SgtKonus said on October 20, 2012 at 1:50 p.m.

FGC Logic

"Persona 4 is dead because it isn't Marvel. SSF4AE2012 is also dead because it isn't Marvel".

#31
BurningVigor said on October 20, 2012 at 2:14 p.m.

@30

I think you should play all the games you mentioned before saying something like that...

#32
TheDeadTexan said on October 20, 2012 at 2:32 p.m.

I wonder how many copies it sold over here? I remember Atlus saying how they kept running out of stock to send to retailers.

As for balance, Mitsuru needs some nerfs, Naoto needs some more HP, and maybe some Aigis changes. I'd love to see some more of the P3 cast in it, too.

#33
portalsofmadnes said on October 20, 2012 at 4:57 p.m.

@32 i think u should suck a lemon.

I own and play all those games guy.

#34
zhanbao31 said on October 20, 2012 at 5:40 p.m.

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uisdnbsd said on October 20, 2012 at 6:22 p.m.

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#36
zUkUu said on October 20, 2012 at 6:28 p.m.

@9
P4A unbalanced and GG not? HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHA

#37
illness690 said on October 20, 2012 at 6:59 p.m.

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#38
TheLaw said on October 20, 2012 at 11:30 p.m.

@38 and @24 doa5 is alot more technical than you think.... sitdown stuns, Frame data (gotta punish by grabbing sometimes) Slow Escaping out of stuns..... Learning to NOT spam counters.... whiffing grabs for frame advantage... DOA4 Online was ass.... and it was counter-counter because the counter-frame was alot easier than 5. Now am i saying it's better than Tekken? No.... but i am saying i enjoy it more than tekken and im just surprised as you are how DOA outselled Tekken.

#39
StriderZero92 said on October 20, 2012 at 11:47 p.m.

#38 lol yea i saw you on the other article getting chewed on. i DO agree that DOA's main selling point has ALWAYS been its TnA, but i have to disagree on what you said about Blazblue's characters, dude xD dnt get me wrong, i dont think its as NEARLY as much fanservice as DOA, but theres definitely some fanservice there via costumes(Noel/Mu), boobies (Litchi, Bullet), & story mode gag endings (Litchi/Tsubaki). lol i like both franchises, but i like BB more

#40
BloodyNights said on October 21, 2012 at 6:26 a.m.

Man I swear the fighting game community as it's called sure has failed horribly in being anything I'd like to be a part of as late. Constantly bashing franchises that's part of the genre we all love? If you don't like a game, stop posting the constant it's dead, or it will be dead, and stop giving opinions of games, and saying the only reason X people are playing X games is for X reason.

We should encourage all fighting games regardless of if you like it, to do well. I don't mind a person stating why they don't like something, but you know maybe DOA players go to defend their game that they play, because I don't know maybe they enjoy it? Just because you do not, doesn't mean that you bash others for liking it. Same for P4A, it's an anime fighter, I get some don't like the art style but why the constant bashing, and oh it's dead comments?

I'm just tired of people who love fighting games...who constantly bash fighting games. What is it with you people? Don't like a game, quit insulting everyone else who does. It just makes everyone look bad, and discourages new players who may have been interested in expanding when you just insult the things they like.

-End Rant / I'm disappointed.

#41
illness690 said on October 21, 2012 at 12:09 p.m.

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#42
StriderZero92 said on October 21, 2012 at 2:33 p.m.

@42 yea it is lol

#43
YanDaMan said on October 22, 2012 at 8:12 a.m.

I just want Atlus to release SOMETHING that continues the damn story. They left P4A story mode at the worst possible cliffhanger. And P5 isnt even related at all.

#44
Gottastrike said on January 20, 2013 at 10:01 a.m.

@12

Persona is a main game at Evo 2013 and GG is not.
Persona is a main game at Evo 2013 and GG is not.
Persona is a main game at Evo 2013 and GG is not.
Persona is a main game at Evo 2013 and GG is not.
Persona is a main game at Evo 2013 and GG is not.

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