Persona 3, 4 and 5 apparently confirmed for everything but Switch
If you managed to catch Microsoft and Bethesda Games Showcase 2022, then you’ll know that Persona 3 Portable, persona 4 goldenand Persona 5 Royal will make their way to Xbox and Game Pass consoles. It was a blow to Switch owners who were hoping the series would be ported to Nintendo’s console and now it looks like all three games are also coming to PlayStation 5 and Steam.
Given that rumors have been circulating about Persona games coming to the Switch for quite some time at this point, it really seems like we’re the last to be picked for the sports team right now. Which give? Granted, there’s still time to announce games for Switch (Nintendo Direct soon, anyone?), and their arrival on Xbox platforms means an opening for Atlus to finally go cross-platform with the mainline series, but we can’t help but feel a little left out.
Atlus is also no complete stranger to Nintendo platforms. The company has released several Persona spin-off titles over the years, including Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth and its sequel Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth on Nintendo 3DS, as well as the musou “sequel” Persona 5 Strikers and the 2D beat – em-up spin-off Persona 4 Arena Ultimax for the Switch. Heck, we even got a cozy console exclusive with the amazing Shin Megami Tensei V, but still no base Persona games!
We’ll keep our fingers crossed and keep praying for the eventual launch of the series on Switch, as that’s really all we can do at this time. We know it’s all business in the end, but given that fans are constantly asking for Switch ports to years at this point, confirmation of their release on other platforms feels like a good kick in the teeth. Never mind. Next time, huh?
What do you think of the confirmation of the arrival of Persona 3, 4 and 5 on Xbox and PlayStation? Is Atlus just dragging Switch fans out at this point? Share your thoughts with a comment!