Since its surprise release in Persona 4 Golden on PC last summer, there has been a decent amount of talk about the PC versions of other Atlus games. Sega has said that the success of the port on PC caused them to consider more PC ports in general and they have now attached a recent number as context for that consideration. P4 Golden has now sold over a million copies on Steam, Atlus says, which certainly looks decent for a 2008 game port.
If wrapping your head around sales figures isn’t your strength any more than mine, here are a couple to measure. Atlus announced a 1.3 million total sales for Persona 5 Strikers in April, which appears to be on all platforms since its February 2020 release. Another Sega studio, Ryu Ga Gotoku, recently announced that had surpassed the million-sales mark for the Judgment spinoff series from the PlayStation-exclusive Yakuza series, which initially launched in December 2018.
There’s a lot to do with apples and oranges, but timelines down to similar figures might help illustrate why Sega is eager to push more PC ports. They said last month that they want future Atlus games to be released worldwide, on multiple platforms, at launch.
That will certainly be welcome in these parts, I imagine. RPS’s Persona 4 Golden review calls it “a JRPG classic freshly brought to PC, with all of its quirky magic intact despite, and sometimes due to, the nudity of its port.”
Persona 5 Strikers has also made its way to PC (much like Atlus’s Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster), though it’s exactly eight more letters than the Persona game I think most people really want to see make the leap.
In fact, Ed says it’s about time we got Persona 5 on PC. With some ports of Atlus games under its belt and some sales figures to celebrate, I imagine Sega could be saying the same thing now.