Persona 4’s Next Non-Gaming Venture Is A Bit Different But Still Stylish

By Sato . August 27, 2013 . 12:30pm


While we’ve seen various games such as Suikoden and Resident Evil featured as part of Pachislot (Pachinko + slot machine),  the Persona series will also be joining in on the gambling fun with Persona 4: The Slot. This will be the game’s next appearance outside a console game, after having seen an anime and live-play adaptation.



For those of you who aren’t sure what exactly “Pachislots” are, think of them as flashy Pinball machines with built-in slot mechanisms featuring popular games and anime as their themes. These machines can often be found in various pachinko gambling parlors in Japan.


According to Pachislot makers Newgin Group, Persona 4: The Slot boasts 43 songs from the original game as part of its track list. Like slot machines, these games rely heavily on luck and “Chances” as part of their game-play. What sets each machine apart from the thousands of others, is how they allow players to achieve their Chances, which can greatly affect their percentage in wins and earnings.



Persona 4: The Slot allows you to play as any of the game’s main characters, and it also shares many of the original game’s features such as calendars and Personas who’ll be participating in the battles to earn higher winning odds. There’s even an interesting “All-Out Attack” mode, where you can increase your percentage by mashing buttons.


Persona 4: The Slot will be making its stylish slot debut on October 7th.


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  • KuroNathan

    Atlus when we said more persona games, we were hoping for something more then this…

    • AAa

      I regret myself saying that Atlus is more capable for releasing infos on supposed Persona 5 than Square Enix on FF Versus XIII. Now look…FFVXIII becomes FFXV. While we get no infos on PERSONA 5!!

      • JustThisOne

        Yeah, but they’re handling that a lot better than Square on the PR front, in my opinion. Atlus didn’t hype it up with an announcement trailer seven years too early.

        • NimbusStev

          Exactly. Atlus hasn’t even officially announced the game yet, because they don’t want to overhype an unfinished game. Unlike Square, they will release info on the game once it’s actually, ya know, ready to be shown.

    • KnifeAndFork

      Gambling is illegal in Japan so the game industry tries to take advantage of this Asians still love to gamble. They have some sort of sneaky loophole with this there though where they win trinkets or whatever and can sell them later for cash so in a sense they are still gambling for real.

    • DyLaN

      I don’t think Atlus have too much of a say on such things.

      And if it gives them $ for game development, sure why not?

  • SlickRoach

    Are slot games looking to become the next social and card games? o.O

    • Brandonmkii

      Slot games have been huge in Japan for like, decades. It’s nothing new.

      • SlickRoach

        In general? I was unaware of that other than knowing about the Pachinko craze.

        • Brandonmkii

          Well, Slot games and Pachinko are usually one and the same, but they have stand-alone slot machines too. PachiSlot games are like pachinko, but there’s also a slot usually on the top of the machine, that rolls whenever you get balls into a certain area or whatnot.

  • RisukuAozora

    I face out, I hold out, I reach out to the cash!

  • Hunts Rattata

    Your waifu is a slot.

    • Surgeon of Death

      She takin all dem quarters

    • Thatguy

      i see what you did here…

  • FivePointedTheStar

    Huh. I bet ATLUS didn’t have a say in this. Don’t forget that their parent company is in massive debt right now. Index Holdings is probably trying to milk the franchise while it’s still theirs. Partnerships like this also expose more people to the Persona games.

    • cameron forsyth

      they probably didn’t have a say in the Persona 5 domain name

  • Always wanted to try one of these slot machines. Maybe one day if I ever go on a trip to Japan.

    • JustThisOne

      Well, it certainly looks like there’s a wide variety of them over there. xD If I were to, I think I’d give the Resident Evil one and this P4 one a go. (Not the Suikoden one, because it’s based off of IV. Eck.)

  • ZekeFreek


    • Hope the slot machine pops out random stuff like items from the game too.

  • Neppygear

    Wow, I… really thought P4 would have had one of those by now. This is kind of way overdue.

  • dahuuuundge

    With Index gone, who’s getting the money from Persona 4’s constant milking?

  • MikeTxn

    Seeing now that Persona 4 has a pachislot game. I can’t help but imagine Nintendo doing the same, but based on Mario Party.

    Just imagine, 4 slots machines connected, each player doing their best to win yens just to have someone land on a “Chance Time” space.

  • Freud_Hater

    I MUST be a perv because I seriously read ‘Persona 4: The SLUT’ at first… I-I’m so sorry u___u

  • JohnNiles


  • Michael Connell

    Would anyone besides me like to see a pinball machine for Persona 4 (and the other entries in the series)?

    • DyLaN

      I would like to try out those things for at least once.

  • DyLaN

    As long as it gives them development $ I don’t give a damn abt milking in general.

  • NimbusStev

    I wish I lived in Japan. ;_;

  • Setsu Oh

    …what happened to the P3 movie? is it out? anyone knows?

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