And that figure is just for Japan. According to a slide from Index Holding’s most recent investors presentation, the Persona series as a whole sold 1.65 million games
Index has big plans for Persona 4. An anime series is airing in Japan and three games are currently in production. Arc System Works is making a fighting game called Persona 4: The Ultimate in Mayonaka Arena. It will debut in Japanese arcades next spring with a console release slated for summer. Index is developing Persona 4: The Golden for PlayStation Vita, which has a new character and a rescue mode. The company is also developing Persona 4 Social, which will be modeled after Persona 3 Social.
The enhanced port of Persona 2: Innocent Sin contributed to 112,000 units of sales for the series. Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 sold 106,000 units in Japan. Catherine was the publisher’s top selling game with 260,000 units sold in Japan and 230,000 units sold overseas. A total of 490,000 units were sold, a bit lower than the 500,000 figure in the company’s financial report, but they did put "approximately" in front of that figure.