Sega knows how well Persona 4: Golden has been performing on Steam since its launch in June, and the publisher is looking to port more classic games, as well as create deals for new ones.
Speaking at an investor presentation of quarterly results (ta, PersonaCentral), Sega Sammy Group President and COO, Haruki Satomi, and Group Executive Vice President and CEO of Sega Sammy, Koichi Fukazawa, said strong sales of Persoa 4 prompted the publisher to double their porting efforts. . “Due to [Persona 4: Golden’s] critically acclaimed and low selling price, sales were much stronger than expected, ”said executives. “We will continue to actively promote the port of previously released titles to Steam and new platforms.”
Not only does this potentially mean more RPG games and Atlus anime that haven’t been widely available in years, but there are also offers on the way for future releases. “We are also negotiating with platform owners for new games in the future, and we are considering ways to sell on favorable terms for each title,” the executives said. “Among them are measures such as preparing PC versions of titles from the start, keeping cross-platform versions in mind.”
The latter is already starting. Yakuza: Like A Dragon will be released in the west on multiple platforms, including PC, on November 13, just 10 months after its release in Japan. It used to take more than three years for Yakuza 0 to get to Steam, so the gap is narrowing considerably.
Persona 4: Golden sold half a million copies within a month of coming to PC. The resulting fandom inspired other preservation projects, such as a fan’s continued effort to digitize an out of print card game based on the Persona series.