OPINION: How ATLUS Dropped the Ball with the Release of Persona 5

Thursday, April 13th, 2017

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Disclaimer: The opinion in this article is that of the author, and not that of Operation Rainfall as a whole.

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Persona 5 released earlier this week in the west however its release left me with a bad taste in my mouth.

From losing the casual buyers to treating their users like criminals I have given three points ATLUS could improve on for further releases.


Will ATLUS take these points into consideration or will they just shrug?

For more information on Persona 5’s stream restrictions, you may be interested in our other opinion piece, Persona 5’s Video Restrictions Puts A Ball And Chain On Content Creators.

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  • Cephrien

    Atlus: – meanwhile is dragging away bags of money –

  • Mr0303

    Those are some great points and I agree with them. The DLC thing is not a big issue, but selling Personas is a bit scummy if they can’t be obtained in the game. The streaming restrictions were a dumb move – it only won them bad PR.

  • DariusQ

    Gotta save some content for the ‘complete’ re-release version or spin-off games later on. 😉

    Incidentally, being so Japanese (specifically Tokyo culture, even) means Persona is likely to always be a niche game. That doesn’t mean it won’t be popular, but aiming for mass appeal is not always the best strategy and is irrelevant to an individual’s enjoyment of the game.