Tuesday, 28 Sep 2021

A Barcode In Persona 5 Is A Real Product (For The Wii)

*Note that this article contains spoilers for Persona 5 and Persona 5 Royal.*

A Twitter user has discovered that a seemingly fictional barcode shown in Futaba’s Palace in Persona 5 and Persona 5 Royal actually corresponds to a real-life product.

Futaba’s Palace is the fourth palace in Persona 5 and the Metaverse world created by character Futaba Sakura’s distorted self-destructive desires. The palace takes the form of an Egyptian Pyramid, as Futaba believes her real-life bedroom will be her eventual “tomb.”

At one point in the palace, Joker and the Phantom Thieves have to escape massive boulders that nearly crush them. The boulders take on the form of large rocks; however, each rock has a green barcode on it. Twitter user @halolord9 has just discovered that the barcode actually corresponds to a real-life barcode for a Third Party Wii/PS3 VGA cable.

Given Futaba’s affinity for tech, electronics, and video games, and that her palace is supposed to be a representation of her real-world desires, this makes a ton of sense.

The same Twitter user also pointed out that the QR code found in her palace goes to a now-closed down website that previously hosted information on the Shin Megami Tensei and Persona series.

Persona 5 is available for the PlayStation 3 and 4. Persona 5 Royal is also available, exclusively for the PlayStation 4.

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