With the massive popularity of the original Persona 5, it makes sense that fans would want to get their hands on the spin-off/pseudo sequel, Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers. Sadly, after its initial launch last February in Japan, there’s been little word on a localization for western audiences. Fortunately, a recent Koei Tecmo financial report may have just shed new light on the situation.
Thanks to a translated summary of the company’s FY2019 report by Twitter user 黒凧 BlackKite, we see that Koei Tecmo had a successful year due to a rise in overseas sales by 71.9% physically and 37% total. It also states that localized ports of both Persona 5 Scramble and Nioh 2 DLC are “still being planned.”
Koei Tecmo’s FY19 ended up better than FY18 mainly thanks to RTK strategy game (2nd in mobile list) being successful
-Overseas sales become even bigger: 37% for overall & 71.9% for physical sales
-More profit in digital downloads (Nioh 2 etc) & DLC (DOA6)https://t.co/qKIOzQoeQ2 pic.twitter.com/DPc518h42I
— 黒凧 BlackKite (@bk2128) April 27, 2020
Of course, there’s no official confirmation regarding localization. However, ATLUS USA released a survey last month in order to gauge interest in a port of the game among other things. With sales of the recent Persona 5 Royal performing well globally, it seems logical that Scramble would see similar success.
Do you think Persona 5 Scramble will get localized? Will you pick it up if it does? Let us know in the comments!
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