Persona 5 Ship 1.5 Million Copies Despite Streamer Restrictions

Persona 5

The new RPG from Persona 5 has now shipped 1.5 million copies, DualShockers reported the announcement from Atlus today.

The PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 game launched last year in September in Japan, but finally came to North America and Europe earlier this week.

The news comes alongside the controversial streaming restrictions that Atlus has enforced on players. Due to the nature of the story, Atlus want to restrict spoilers and have issued a warning saying, “If you decide to stream past 7/7 (I HIGHLY RECOMMEND NOT DOING THIS, YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED), you do so at the risk of being issued a content ID claim or worse, a channel strike/account suspension.

This message comes with a PlayStation 4 block of its sharing features, you can find the full guidelines below.

  • You can post however many additional videos you’d like, but please limit each to be at most 90 minutes long.
  • No major story spoilers, and I’ll leave that up to your good judgment. If you need some guidelines, avoid showing/spoiling the ending segments of the first three palaces. While you can show initial interactions with Yusuke, avoid his awakening scene, and that whole deal about THE painting. Also, don’t post anything about a certain student investigator.
  • I know I mentioned not showing the end of each palace, but you can grab footage from the Kamoshida boss fight. However, don’t capture video from the other major boss fights.
  • Must not focus solely on cutscenes/animated scenes, should prominently feature dungeon crawling/spending time in Tokyo.
  • You can post straight gameplay or have commentary.

“Please, PLEASE do not post any specific plot points or story spoilers, and only talk about the game in broad strokes,” writes Atlus.

Persona 5 has earned rave reviews, especially for its strong story, but streamers continue to express their dislike for the restrictions, with some streamers defying the rules and streaming past 7/7 (a time period in the game).