After Konami, now even Atlus and SEGA are launching in the slot machine market. It is not obviously a novelty: at a purely regional level, there are many video games that have been adapted for gambling. This time is the turn of Persona 5, which will soon be equipped with two slot machines, one exclusive to Japan and the other instead to casinos all over the world, including probably Italy.
It is, as you might have guessed, a slot machine of the Pachinko type, a decidedly very popular gambling game in Japan. It goes without saying that Persona 5 could not be cut out of this market. The novelty, however, concerns the export of another slot machine, obviously different from Pachinko. This slot machine was announced in May 2022 by SEGA Sammy and will obviously be available later also in the rest of the world. Both slots are clearly game themed and show original animations and artwork.
Over the years, several Konami slot machines have begun to spread even in European and American casinos. It seems therefore natural that SEGA’s choice is to follow a trend that has always been followed in Japan. Surely the combination between Persona 5 and gambling is very strange, at least in our Western eyes, but the great Japanese societies cannot ignore this trend.
So uhh…Japan came out with a Persona 5 themed slot machine at various Pachinko parlors today LOL??? pic.twitter.com/LID5DRrC0y
— ☆オードリーAudrey☆ (@aitaikimochi) September 5, 2022
Persona 5 debuted in 2018, exclusively on PS3 and PS4. In 2020, the Royal version was released, which includes localization in Italian. In October 2022, the game will debut on other platforms, including Xbox. The game will also be included in the Xbox Game Pass catalog, not only for the Microsoft home console but also for PC. Stay tuned to Tom’s Hardware for all the news and announcements coming soon from the video game world.