Atlus has released the Japanese opening week sales numbers for their Persona fighting game, Persona 4: Arena. The game sold 128,485 copies on the Playstation 3, and 9,801 on the Xbox 360, for a total of 138,286.
Now, you might not find this particularly interesting, “So it sold 140k. Big deal!” you say. Well, here’s the interesting bit, Siliconera compared Persona 4: Arena’s first week sales to a number of highly popular fighting game giants, and found that they were somewhat greater than any of them. The games Persona 4: Arena was compared to are; Street Fighter IV, Super Street Fighter IV, BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger, BlazBlue: Continuum Shift, and Tekken 6. You can look at a comparison below.
|Persona 4: Arena||128,485||9,801||138,286|
|Street Fighter IV||86,075||37,782||123,857|
|Super Street Fighter IV||80,882||28,454||109,336|
|BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger||33,768||24,812||58,580|
|BlazBlue: Continuum Shift||49,871||16,184||66,055|
Persona 4: Arena releases in North America on August 7th for the PS3 and Xbox 360.
SOURCE (http://www NULL.siliconera NULL.com/2012/08/01/persona-4-arena-opening-week-sales-outsell-street-fighter-and-blazblue/)