When it comes to big video game releases, 2023 will go down as one of the most significant years in the industry’s history. The onslaught of new titles hasn’t let up during the final two months of the year either. Super Mario RPG and Persona 5 Tactica both launched on the same day last week, either adding to everyone’s eternal backlog or pushing other stuff further back in the queue. If you didn’t grab Tactica because you’re not all caught up on the series, I have some good news for you and your wallet, but bad news for that backlog.
Persona 5 has so many spinoffs attached to it at this point, it has become a series of its own. Royal, Strikers, and now Tactica, the first of those spinoffs is currently available for less at Best Buy for Black Friday. A lot less, actually, as the usually $60 PS5 version of Persona 5 Royal is on sale for just $20.
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That’s a heck of a lot of game since Royal’s main story alone takes an average of 102 hours to beat. Throw an additional 40 hours on top of that for completionists, and you’re looking at pennies per hour when it’s full price, let alone now it’s available for just $20. Not that I think a game should be priced on how many hours you’ll potentially play it, but as we learned recently, that seems to be a future Take-Two’s CEO would like to live in, although his initial point was apparently taken out of context.
Persona 5 Royal
$20 $60 Save $40
Persona 5 Royal adds even more to Atlus’ hit RPG, including an extra semester, a new Palace to take on, and two new confidants. Two new endings add to the Phantom Thieves’ story, and you’ll be able to hang out in the Thieves’ Den.
No, I know that’s no good for anyone in a year where keeping up with all the biggest releases has been pretty much impossible, but if you have even a passing interest in Persona or you’ve been thinking of jumping in, Royal is a great place to do it and now is the best time to grab it since it’s on sale for a third of what you usually have to pay. And 102 hours from now, you can grab Tactica and keep moving forward. Maybe that’ll be on sale by that point too.
If you are going to have a lot of free time to catch up on 2023’s best offerings over the holidays, a lot of them are on sale for Black Friday. Most notably games on PS5, Final Fantasy 16 and Star Wars Jedi: Survivor among them.
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