The 8-bit Symphony Performs Iconic Persona Track "Poem of Everyone's Souls" While Social Distancing

Not to let the pandemic stop them, The 8-bit Symphony performed the iconic Persona series track Poem of Everyone's Souls in a more creative way.

August 15, 2020

The 8-bit Symphony recently performed the iconic Persona soundtrack Poem of Everyone’s Souls. However, while the orchestra would normally perform live, due to the Coronavirus pandemic they opted for a more unique way to perform. Below you can watch the video (and if it doesn’t show you can watch it here):

The above message translates as follows: “With lots of love we share this interpretation of the song Poem of Everyone’s Souls from the video game Persona, arranged for our orchestra by the performing musician and part of our team Ronaldo Laztra Hernandez.

“Let’s hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed playing!
We will miss having our big annual concert, but everything is in favor of supporting as you can in this contingency
We love you guys so much thank you for supporting us these years.”

Atlus has revealed that Persona 5 Royal‘s worldwide sales have officially reached over 1.4 million copies sold since it was first released in Japan in October 2019, followed by its Western launch this past March. Additionally, Atlus also highlighted that the series’ total lifetime sales to date have reached over 13 million copies sold around the world.

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According to reports, Persona 5 Royal (the updated re-release of the original Persona 5) shipped over 400K copies in its first month in Japan. Royal also topped the sales charts in both Taiwan and South Korea. Plus, it was in the top ten for both the UK and US charts during its opening weeks.

Back in February of this year I was able to sit down with the head of Atlus West PR, Arianne Advincula, for a quick interview. We discussed the challenges faced working with a game that has already been released in Japan, changes in the English localization between the original P5 and Royal, how streaming policies have been handled since its launch in the West, the EFIGS localization, and more.

Twitter artist Enrique Bolatre (Lovely Nighto) recently imagined what the main cast would look like as the villagers from the popular Nintendo title Animal Crossing in an adorable piece of fanart. There also another video from dclemente with an almost perfect recreation of a Persona 5 study session, using Animal Crossing.

You can read our review of Persona 5 Royal written by yours truly, in which I state that “Atlus has packed Persona 5 Royal full of new content that is sure to delight newcomers and even veterans of the original with a far more robust experience.” There’s also our post review discussion featuring myself and Video Manager Mario Rivera as we broke down some of our favorite parts of the game. And be sure to check out Staff Writer David Gill’s editorial detailing why the game reminded him of what he missed about college.

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