- A dedicated Persona 5 fan has an impressive collection of 116 copies of the game, as well as various other Persona 5 spin-offs and collector’s editions.
- Persona 5’s success has led to re-releases and spin-offs, including a rhythm game, an expanded version of the original game, and a crossover with Dynasty Warriors.
- With upcoming releases like Persona 3 Reload and rumors of Persona 6, the fan’s collection is likely to continue growing in the coming years.
A passionate Persona 5 fan recently showed off their massive collection, featuring multiple copies of every entry in the sub-series. The fifth mainline installment of the popular Persona series of JRPGs was released in 2016 and tells the story of the Phantom Thieves, a group of Japanese teenagers looking to bring about social reform by stealing the distorted desires of corrupt individuals through a mysterious other world known as the Metaverse. Persona 5’s blend of dungeon crawling, monster collecting, and social simulation was met with high praise, and to this day it is still considered by many to be one of the greatest Japanese role-playing games of all time.
Persona 5’s success would spawn a series of re-releases and spin-off titles – many of which branched out from the main game’s JRPG format and into different genres. First came Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight, a 2018 rhythm game that saw the Thieves show their moves as part of a dance competition in a world of dreams. A few years later, Persona 5 Royal was released as an update of the original that added new story content and side activities. Persona 5 Strikers crossed the series over with Koei Tecmo’s Dynasty Warriors franchise, while 2023’s Persona 5 Tactica placed the Thieves in an isometric tactical RPG.
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Even disregarding main character Joker’s appearances in crossover titles like Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, there is still plenty of Persona 5 content for dedicated fans to collect – such as TikTok user ibombz11. In a pair of videos, they demonstrated how they’ve managed to collect no less than 116 copies of the original Persona 5 for PS4. Additionally, ibombz11 has gathered numerous copies of the other Persona 5 games for various systems, including some special collector’s editions.
As shown in other videos on their TikTok account, ibombz11 has also collected plenty of Persona 5 merchandise, such as high-end figures of Joker and Persona 5 Royal supporting protagonist Kasumi “Violet” Yoshizawa. They have numerous copies of the previous two mainline Persona games, and their gaming collection also extends to other major titles like Undertale and the Dark Souls series.
Many gamers have shown off impressive collections of games and merchandise for properties like The Legend of Zelda and Pokemon, and ibombz11’s massive assortment of Persona 5 copies certainly ranks among them. With Persona 3 Reload set to launch on February 2 and the long-awaited Persona 6 rumored to follow in either 2025 or 2026, ibombz11 could have plenty more to add to their growing collection over the next few years.
Persona 5 continues the long-running series by introducing players to the mysterious Joker. They’ll tackle Palaces and balance the daily toils of school work in this wild JRPG.
- September 15, 2016
- RPG , Social Simulation
- M for Mature: Blood, Drug Reference, Partial Nudity, Sexual Themes, Strong Language, Violence