June 14 saw the launch of Persona 4 Golden on Steam at it immediately became a smash hit, selling around half a million units around a month after it launched, surpassing the PS Vita lifetime sales. Obviously, there is a great demand and Sega have been made aware about it, prompting a discussion during their investor’s meeting.
During the meeting, a question was raised whether more games from the company will be sold on PC, as a response to the smashing success of the recently released Persona 4 Golden. As quoted from Persona Central, Sega Sammy CEO Haruki Satomi and CFO Kouichi Fukazawa had some encouraging words for all the fans out there waiting for more ports:
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.
This is obviously great news for everyone who has not played some of the other Persona titles, like Persona 5, as it is currently only available for the PlayStation. While no specifics have been announced as to what the next title they will be releasing or even when it will be released, we can at least rest easy that Sega will be considering this in the future, similar to what they are doing with Shin Megami Tensei for the Nintendo Switch.