Persona 4 Arena’s Console Version Now Best Selling Conventional Fighting Game In Japan

By on August 2, 2012 at 10:48 am

According to Beast Note, the console version of Persona 4 Arena (or Persona 4: The Ultimate in Mayonaka Arena as it is known there) has broken records in the fighting game genre. It is now the best selling conventional fighting game in the past four years, selling over 138,000 copies in just four days. To compare, Street Fighter IV only sold 86,000 in it’s first week and Tekken 6 sold approximately 103,000. In fact, the only fighting games that beat Persona 4 Arena were non-conventional Square-Enix titles Dissidia and Dissidia Duodecim which sold around 490,000 and 286,000 units respectively. The questions we should ask now are “what does this mean for the FGC in Japan?” and “will the game have similar success here in America?”

Source: Beast Note

Angelo M. D’Argenio A.K.A. MyLifeIsAnRPG got his start in the fighting game community as a young boy playing Street Fighter II in arcades down at the Jersey Shore. As president of Disorganization XIII, he travels the convention circuit presenting a variety of panels from discussions on gamer culture, to stick modding workshops, to fighting game comedy acts. He has a passion for looking at the fighting game community from an academic standpoint and has completed several studies on effective fighting game learning and the impact fighting games have on social circles. A six year veteran of the gaming industry, he also writes for Cheat Code Central and is a lead game designer for Ember Games. On Tuesdays, you can find him getting bodied by Chris G and getting mistaken for Seth Rogen at The Break.