Persona 4 Golden’s Steam Success Has Sega Aiming For More PC Ports

Persona 4 Golden’s Steam Success Has Sega Aiming For More PC Ports
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Sega Sammy did not have a great first quarter financially. Most of the company’s businesses, which include pachinko, arcades and arcade machines, and resorts, suffered due to the covid-19 crisis. The surprise release of Persona 4 Golden on PC, however, was an overwhelming success, which Sega aims to capitalise on with more PC ports and day-one PC releases.

News of the company’s aims of making more games playable on PC comes via an investor question and answer session released today, as reported by GamesIndustry.BIZ. Responding to a question about Steam sales of Persona 4 Golden, Sega Sammy made its future PC plans perfectly clear.

The games received high score in the review site and as the sales prices were also low, sales were significantly higher than expected. Going forward, we intend to aggressively promote the porting of previously launched titles to Steam and other new platforms. For new titles in the future, we are negotiating with the 1st parties per title and is considering ways to sell them on favourable terms. Under such direction, we would like to take multi-platform roll-out in account and prepare the PC version and others from the start.

So more older Sega (and Atlus) games ported to PC, and a push to ensure multiplatform roll-outs include PC from the get-go. Will I one day be able to play all of Persona on PC? I will say yes, and then get very cross with Sega should that not happen.

Comments

  • (Please don’t listen to me Sega)

    But honestly I’m surprised about the Day 1 change. I would think there is more market (and arguably, as dumb as it sounds, good will generated), when Sega ports over previous console exclusives.

  • Would be nice is they ported over previous games with upgrades as to how some things come out as straight ports that don’t work.

  • Frankly, I’m surprised they hadn’t realized earlier that half of gaming occurs on PC and that they could potentially double their market by including that platform…

    I wonder if it’s because in olden days they didn’t spend big on proper ports, and the resultant quality harmed sales, so they figured the PC market wasn’t worth spending the money on accessing.

    Either way, if it means more Persona on PC, this is a good thing.

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