Earlier today, Square Enix confirmed the rumors that were floating around this weekend, namely that Final Fantasy XV was delayed from its original Sept. 30 worldwide release date. While it’s bad for fans, there’s someone who does end up benefiting from this, and that’s Persona 5.
Thanks to the folks at Persona Central, we’ve learned that the Amazon pre-orders for Atlus’ upcoming JRPG have boosted tremendously thanks to the delay news. Originally, the game was in between 12th and 15th place, but now the pre-orders have skyrocketed to second place after Tales of Beruseria for the Bestsellers list, at time of writing. FFXV, meanwhile, has fallen down to 5th place. Womp womp. (We checked Amazon.jp to confirm.)
Square delayed their roadtrip-RPG title in order to add in features that were originally going to be in the day one patch a part of the game itself proper when it releases in November. Certainly commendable, but no doubt some people switched their pre-orders to its competition.
Persona 5 releases for the PS4 on Sept. 15 for Japanese players, while everyone else will get it on Feb. 14, 2017. Final Fantasy XV, meanwhile, will come to the PS4 and Xbox One on Nov. 29.