When talking about Persona 3 and 4 and their respective spin-offs and sequels, people always seem confused when the various games take place. And it’s no wonder. While some games show the date constantly, others only give hints as the when they happen.

So to help out, I’ve put together the following timeline using the games themselves, Persona Magazine’s official timeline, and some real world knowledge of the Japanese school system to help you get a handle on how all the games fit together.

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