With more and more games either releasing exclusively on the PSN store, or doing a a dual PSN / retail release, the question must be posed: How do the sales numbers compare? Well, with the latest release of Persona 3, the PSP title that released on both the PSN store and on retail shelves, the numbers are quite striking.
According to the latest Media Create estimates, the retail version of Persona 3 has sold around 158,000 copies. On the other hand, the PSN version managed to sell a dismal 10,000 units.
It should be noted, these are not official numbers–only estimates. Atlus USA has not commented on whether or not Persona 3 would release in North America.