Persona 4 Gets its Very Own Pachislot Machine In Japan

By Giuseppe Nelva

August 11, 2013

If you’re not familiar with Japan’s gaming (and gambling) habits, you may be wondering what a pachislot is. It’s basically a slot machine available in the ever popular pachinko parlors, often featuring flashy animated cutscenes on their screen.

Due to the animated nature of the machines, popular games and anime are often used as a base for new pachislots, in order to draw in the Japanese nerdy crowds. That’s exactly what’s happening with Persona 4, as the well known (at least in Japan, I doubt you ever heard about them) manufacturer Newgin Group just announced the creation of a new pachislot dedicated to the classic JRPG by Atlus. It even has its own official website.

What if they were to buy Atlus? Can you imagine the Persona and Shin Megami Tensei franchises exclusive to pachislots?

I’m kidding, I’m kidding…put those pitchforks away please. I’m allergic to lynch mobs.

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Giuseppe Nelva

Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.

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