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The remake sold 1 million copies in the space of a week.

Chris Kerr

February 8, 2024

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Promotional artwork for Persona 3 Reload
Image via Atlus

Persona 3 Reload has become the fastest-selling title in the history of developer Atlus.

The remake sold over 1 million copies within one week after launching on February 4, 2024. Atlus broke the news on X and thanked its community for their "incredible support."

Persona 3 launched way back in 2006. Reload aimed to reimagine the experience for contemporary audiences with the addition of "cutting-edge graphics, modernized quality-of-life features, and signature stylish UI."

Persona 5's influence

The last mainline entry in the Persona franchise, Persona 5, sold over 3.2 million copies within three years of launch.

The wider Persona 5 series, which includes an enhanced edition called Persona 5 Royal and brand new titles like Persona 5 Strikers and Persona 5 Tactica, collectively surpassed 10 million sales as of December 2023 (thanks Gematsu).

Remakes and remasters have become big business. Last year, Final Fantasy VII Remake and Remake Intergrade topped 7 million sales worldwide, while the Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster series pulled in 3 million sales in two years.

Resident Evil 4 Remake also crossed 5 million sales in June last year, with developer Capcom later explaining the title had become a "significant" growth driver.

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Chris Kerr

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Game Developer news editor Chris Kerr is an award-winning journalist and reporter with over a decade of experience in the game industry. His byline has appeared in notable print and digital publications including Edge, Stuff, Wireframe, International Business Times, and PocketGamer.biz. Throughout his career, Chris has covered major industry events including GDC, PAX Australia, Gamescom, Paris Games Week, and Develop Brighton. He has featured on the judging panel at The Develop Star Awards on multiple occasions and appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live to discuss breaking news.

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