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Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers hits 480k units SOLD

A sales scramble

Atlus has announced that Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers has managed to sell over 480,000 units in Japan and Asia combined. The title launched for Switch and PS4 on Feb. 20th, 2020 in Japan, and then June 18th, 2020 in Asia. Unfortunately, we still don't have word on a North American or European release.

Atlus says Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers has exceeded sales expectations

Sales chart scramble

The Persona series has been working wonders for Atlus in recent years, becoming one of their biggest hits. It looks like that trend continues with the latest spin-off as well.

In their latest financial report, Atlus has revealed that Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers exceeded their sales expectations. We didn't get a number for total sales so far, but nonetheless, good news. Now let's get that localization going, Atlus!

Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers hits Switch in South Korea on June 18th, 2020

Scrambling to Korea soon

An eShop listing for Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers has just popped up in South Korea, and it shows the game as launching extremely soon. According to the listing, players in that region can expect to grab the game on June 18th, 2020. What's unusual is that this release is Korean-only, whereas most Korean eShop releases include English language support.

Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers updated to Version 1.0.3

Atlus has updated Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers to Version 1.0.3. Check out full patch notes for the update below.

Bug Fixes

- Fixed the bug where an ally’s Nullify Fear didn’t work against the skill Devil Smile used by certain enemies.
- Fixed the bug where progress would be stuck under certain circumstances in certain battles.
- Other multiple bug fixes.

Feature Implementation & Adjustment

- Implemented feature to batch-sell money items.
- At the selling screen at Sophia’s Shop, pressing △ on PS4 / X on Switch will sell all money items.

Atlus survey asks fans if they're interested in a Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Breakers localization

Scrambling to make a purchase?

Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers has been available in Japan for a good amount of time, but we haven't heard a peep about a localization. While we're still waiting for official word, we do have our first glimmer of hope.

Atlus sent out a survey to Persona 5 Royal players to see what they thought of the game, but also to ask some questions about the series in general. One question in particular asks about interest in buying Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers if it were released in the West. I'm guessing the plans are already underway, but Atlus isn't ready to fully unveil things yet.

Japanese hardware/software sales for Feb. 24th to Mar. 1st, 2020

The return of the king

Another week of Japanese software and hardware sales data has been released, with Pokemon Sword and Shield stealing the crown back. Selling 24,886 copies, it surpassed the PS4 version of Persona 5 Scramble (19,504), despite the Atlus game just releasing during last week's data. The Switch version of P5S dropped all the way down to 8th place, selling only 8,889 more copies. Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection sold 11,610 copies for its debut week, sitting at a solid 6th place. Switch hardware continues to be the best-selling on the console market, with 53,098 more units sold between the Switch and Switch Lite. Check out the full sales data for February 24th through March 1st, 2020 below.

01./03. [NSW] Pokemon Sword / Shield # (Pokemon Co.) {2019.11.15} (¥5.980) - 24.886 / 347.674 (+35%)
02./01. [PS4] Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers # (Atlus) {2020.02.20} (¥8.800) - 19.504 / 135.499 (-83%)
03./06. [NSW] Minecraft # (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} (¥3.600) - 12.510 / 1.285.095 (+44%)
04./10. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) - 11.958 / 2.793.235 (+63%)
05./08. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate # (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} (¥7.200) - 11.635 / 3.581.055 (+53%)
06./00. [NSW] Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection (Capcom) {2020.02.27} (¥3.990) - 11.610 / NEW
07./05. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo) {2019.10.18} (¥7.980) - 8.958 / 704.963 (-9%)
08./02. [NSW] Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers # (Atlus) {2020.02.20} (¥8.800) - 8.889 / 55.304 (-81%)
09./13. [NSW] Super Mario Party # (Nintendo) {2018.10.05} (¥5.980) - 7.650 / 1.354.554 (+70%)
10./12. [NSW] Dr. Kawashima's Brain Training for Nintendo Switch (Nintendo) {2019.12.27} (¥3.480) - 7.644 / 165.331 (+25%)

Amazon Japan offering a Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers demo

A demo with some bonus goodies

While we're used to demos on the Switch eShop, this one is a bit of a unique case. Amazon Japan is offering a demo for Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers, and it comes with some unique extras.

Through Amazon Japan, you can get a code to give Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers a try, and it lasts for 150 before deactivating. The demo takes up 1.4 GB, and you'll need a credit card to grab the code. Along with the code, you'll get an original smartphone wallpaper as well!

Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers launch week sales in Japan accounted for 75% of the game's stock

Atlus will be scrambling for more copies soon

Atlus should be feeling pretty great after the launch of Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers in Japan. We already mentioned that the game sold 168,227 units at launch, with the split being 118,833 for PS4 and 49,394 for Switch. That's definitely a great debut, as it accounts for 75% of total stock sent out to retailers. We also don't know what the digital scene was like, so it's easy to imagine that the game hit 200k copies sold in its debut week.

Japanese hardware/software sales for Feb 17th to Feb. 23rd, 2020

Persona stealing the top two positions

Japanese sales data has been released for the week of February 17th, 2020, and the PS4 and Switch versions of Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers took the top two positions. The PlayStation 4 release (115,995) greatly outsold the Switch port (46,415), selling more than double the amount of units during the game's launch week. Pokemon Sword and Shield hangs on to third place, selling another 18,403 copies this week. For hardware sales, the Nintendo Switch continues to be the best-selling console on the market. 41,490 more units have been sold between the Switch and Switch Lite, with the Lite selling 4x the amount due to lack of stock for the original Switch in Japan. Check out the full Japanese sales data for this week below.

01./00. [PS4] Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers # (Atlus) {2020.02.20} (¥8.800) - 115.995 / NEW
02./00. [NSW] Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers # (Atlus) {2020.02.20} (¥8.800) - 46.415 / NEW
03./02. [NSW] Pokemon Sword / Shield # (Pokemon Co.) {2019.11.15} (¥5.980) - 18.403 / 3.445.788 (-25%)
04./00. [PS4] Katana Kami: A Way of the Samurai Story (Spike Chunsoft) {2020.02.20} (¥3.980) - 10.654 / NEW
05./05. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo) {2019.10.18} (¥7.980) - 9.861 / 696.005 (-4%)
06./04. [NSW] Minecraft # (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} (¥3.600) - 8.687 / 1.272.585 (-23%)
07./01. [NSW] Hatsune Miku: Project Diva MegaMix # (Sega) {2020.02.13} (¥5.990) - 8.468 / 62.074 (-84%)
08./07. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate # (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} (¥7.200) - 7.608 / 3.569.420 (-17%)
09./00. [NSW] Katana Kami: A Way of the Samurai Story (Spike Chunsoft) {2020.02.20} (¥3.980) - 7.392 / NEW
10./08. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) - 7.326 / 2.781.277 (-14%)

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