Following the success of Persona 4 Golden on Steam, Sega is thinking about more Atlus re-releases on “various platforms.”
This news comes from the Sega Sammy investor’s financial briefing held on November 6. 2020. In a video presentation shown for investors, Sega President & CEO Haruki Satomi deliberated their “expansion of business roll-out.” Here is a roughly translated excerpt from the briefing:
“Steam has not actively released the title of Atlus, but when we released the PC version of P4G as a solid port, we received a response far beyond my imagination, so I would like to gradually release the Atlus catalog to various platforms in the form of solid transplants and remastering and remakes.”
Due to the high sales of a port of a PS Vita game on PC, it seems Sega is realizing that their back-catalog of Atlus that they own can make them lots of money. Since the release of Persona 5, many have desired any mainline Persona to release on Switch. The success on PC may convince Sega to do so. Of course, Atlus is no stranger to the Nintendo audience as the Shin Megami Tensei series has been mostly exclusive to Nintendo platforms since the days of the Famicom. The Persona Q games are also exclusive to 3DS, among many other handheld Atlus RPGs. For Switch, we’ve already seen the re-releases of Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE & Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne, the latter of which is scheduled for a western localization in Spring 2021.
Are you excited to potentially see more of Atlus’ back catalog reach Nintendo Switch? Feel free to comment below!
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