Atlus is making history by releasing Shin Megami Tensei: Persona as retail and downloadable title on the same day. Sony has been doing this in Japan, but Atlus will be the first third party publisher to follow the trend in North America. They’re even beating out Irem and their dual release of R-Type Tactics 2: Operation Bitter Chocolate.
The downside is Shin Megami Tensei: Persona costs the same price, $39.99 in store or on the PlayStation Store, and the digital release doesn’t come with the two disc soundtrack. Bummer. On a positive note, the digital version should have better load times and this gives upcoming PSPgo owners a chance to play Shin Megami Tensei: Persona when Sony’s new handheld comes out on October 1st.
The file, which is approximately 800MB and deluxe UMD bundle come out on September 22.