Persona 4 Golden Sales on Steam Were 'Much Stronger Than Expected'

Persona 4 Golden Sales on Steam Were 'Much Stronger Than Expected' - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 10 August 2020 / 1,013 Views

After many years of keeping mainline Persona titles exclusive to the PlayStation platforms, Atlus and Sega released Persona 4 Golden on PC via Steam on June 13, 2020. The game originally released for the PlayStation Vita in 2012.

The Steam release of the game sold much better than expected, according to Sega President and COO Haruki Satomi in the mist recent quarterly report. Due to strong sales Sega is now looking to bringing other titles in the Persona series to Steam and other platforms.

"We remastered Persona 4 Golden, a title previously released on the PlayStation Vita, and launched it for sale on Steam this fiscal year," Satomi said. "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 those there are measures such as preparing PC versions of the games from the beginning, with multi-platform releases in mind."

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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Link_Nines.XBC (on 10 August 2020)

Pls port it to the Switch or the PS4

TheLegendaryBigBoss (on 10 August 2020)

Good, they should release all of the Persona and SMT games on PC. The exclusivity on PS and Nintendo does not make sense.

DonFerrari (on 10 August 2020)

Put it on PS5 as well then.

zero129 (on 10 August 2020)

Stop the port begging :-P xD .

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routsounmanman (on 10 August 2020)

PS port beggars. Love it.

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DonFerrari (on 10 August 2020)

Port begging? I have finished PS4 golden on Vita, but if they have made an improved version for PC it wouldn`t be hard to port it for next gen console.

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Mnementh (on 10 August 2020)

Surprise, surprise. People outside of the Playstation ecosystem also like games. And Sega is hurting the sales of the series by this exclusivity.

method114 (on 10 August 2020)

Agreed. I'd understand if there was some sort of deal with Sony but as far as I know there isn't.

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mjk45 (on 10 August 2020)

there as to be some truth in the supposition that personas success on ps enhanced its profile and that along with a section of ps gamers owning PC's helped that success I imagine that ita pc release at the time of the original vita game would not have sold so well , still i support the move but what worries me is Sega sounds like they are putting it up for future auction.

Salnax (on 11 August 2020)

What, did they think being exclusive to the then-dying PS2 and Vita was the key to P4's success?

Hiku (on 11 August 2020)

What a surprise, a beloved game locked behind the PS Vita userbase did well when it was ported to another system. Hopefully they'll put this on every current gen system now.

Cerebralbore101 (on 11 August 2020)

3rd party exclusives don't make sense in this day and age. You're not propping up a platform you own by making a game exclusive, so what's the point? Also, games from the Wii era and before really need to be put on Steam/GoG/PSN/eShop so people that want those games can buy them without having to hunt down a rare physical copy.

routsounmanman (on 10 August 2020)

I bet you'll shit your pants if you release it on Switch.