Sega reveals Persona sales beat Shin Megami Tensei, and other interesting figures

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2017 Annual Report tells all

Although Shin Megami Tenseistarted it all and has roughly 28 total packaged editions to sell, Persona 5‘s 13 editions have outsold it over the years. Sega has revealed that since 1987 the MegaTen series has sold 7.2 million units, and Persona has peddled 8.5 since 1996.Persona 5was a huge reason why it was able to take the crown, as it shifted 1.8 million on its own.

Other interesting numbers include Sonic’s total sales since 1991 (360 million units/downloads), Yakuza‘s sales (10.5 million units/downloads across 75 editions), and Phantasy Star (4.5 million Phantasy Star Online 2 IDs). You can view the entire breakdown below.

With Atlus, Sega seems to be doing well for itself. Even if something isn’t localized or is received well critically, they still have an embedded audience. While some developers might cancel a series like Etrian Odyssey for example, it’s still trucking at Sega.

Beyond Expectations [Sega via Gematsu]

  • Megami Tenseiseries (Launched 1987) – Approx. 7.2 million units across 28 total editions (packaged and digital total)
  • Personaseries (Launched 1996) – Approx. 8.5 million units across 13 total editions (packaged and digital total)
  • Etrian Odysseyseries (Launched 2007) – Approx. 1.8 million units across nine total editions (packaged and digital total)
  • Sonic the Hedgehogseries (Launched 1991) – Approx. 360 million units / downloads (packaged and digital total)
  • Puyo Puyoseries (Launched 1991, Sales Account for after 1998) – Approx. 25 million units / downloads / IDs (packaged and digital, AM-registered ID total (total for registrations after IP acquisition))
  • Yakuzaseries (Launched 2005) – Approx. 10.5 million units / downloads across 75 total editions (packaged and digital total)
  • Aladdinseries (Launched 1989) – Approx. 570,000 units across 14 total editions (pachislot and pachinko machine and amusement machine total)
  • Beast Kingseries (Launched 2001) – Approx. 490,000 units across 15 total editions (pachislot and pachinko machine and amusement machine total)
  • Phantasy Starseries (Launched 1987) – Approx. 4.5 millionPhantasy Star Online 2IDs (cumulative total for registered IDs)
  • Chain Chronicleseries (Launched 2013) – Approx. 10 million downloads across two total editions (packaged and digital total)
  • Sega feat. Hatsune Miku Projectseries (Launched 2009) – Approx. 5.5 million units / downloads across 52 total editions (packaged and digital total)
  • Hokuto no Kenseries (Launched 2002) – Approx. 2.74 million units (pachislot and pachinko machine and amusement machine total)
  • Souten-no-Kenseries (Launched 2009) – Approx. 440,000 units (pachislot and pachinko machine total)