We already knew that Shin Megami Tensei V (SMT5) had a great launch globally, but now we finally have a concrete number to attach to those sales worldwide. Atlus revealed in a New Year’s message to Famitsu that Shin Megami Tensei V has sold 800,000 copies since its launch in November, which makes Atlus and Sega alike quite happy. Additionally, Atlus plans to announce a new game this year, and while it didn’t get specific, it could be Persona 6 or Studio Zero’s Project Re Fantasy, the latter of which is being made by some of the creative leads of Persona 5.
Prior to now, we had received various sales reports about the launch success of Shin Megami Tensei V in various regions. In the UK, physical launch sales of SMT5 far outpaced those of other RPGs released in 2021, like Bravely Default II and Tales of Arise. In Japan, the game wrecked the competition in its debut, selling 143,247 units according to Famitsu trackers. And in the US, SMT5 had (to the surprise of nobody) the best launch sales of any game in the SMT franchise, even without factoring in the game’s digital sales.
So, Shin Megami Tensei V sales topping 800,000 units worldwide on Nintendo Switch is hopefully only the beginning of the game’s financial accolades. If the game were to ever come to PC like Bravely Default II did, one could expect another spike in sales.