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Persona 4 coming to Steam was an announcement no one expected. Despite being leaked out earlier, it was one of the announcements that made the PC Gaming Show not a complete bore. People were definitely excited for news about a port when they saw Atlus attending the conference, but few expected the port to be available for purchase on Steam following the announcement. Persona 4, since it’s launch, had sold more than 500k copies on Steam, still having an average player count of 5k players every day. A Sega investor QnA session was held on August 5th, and the results might be exciting for PC and Switch owners.

One question asked during this session reads:-

Q: “Persona 4 the Golden” has been selling well on Steam, but do you have any plans to sell newly released games on Steam as well?

A: We remastered “Persona 4 the Golden”, a title previously sold on the PlayStation Vita, and released it for sale on Steam this fiscal year. Because of the game’s critical acclaim and its low selling price, sales were much stronger than expected. We will continue to actively promote porting previously released titles to Steam and new platforms. We are also negotiating with platform holders for new games in the future, and we’re considering ways to sell under favorable conditions for each title. Among them are measures such as preparing PC versions of the titles from the beginning, with multi-platform releases in mind.

Atlus’s first PC port was Catherine: Classic, which had a decent performance as well. Following Persona 4’s port, Atlus had put up a developer’s page on Steam, indicating a newfound interest in the PC as a platform. The Switch will also be receiving more ports as there Atlus plans to go “multiplatform” in the future for all of their games.

Here’s to wishing Sega agrees to a Persona 5 port in the future.

Kudos, Persona Central.

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