More JRPGs are making their way onto Steam, and if the reaction to Persona 4 Golden's recent PC release is any indication, that's a good move. Shortly after its surprise release on Saturday, Persona 4 Golden attracted almost 30,000 concurrent players.
Yesterday, Resetera brought Persona 4 Golden's popularity to RPG fans' attention by noting its high level of concurrent players. At one point on Sunday afternoon, 29,984 players were hanging out in Inaba and falling into television sets. By comparison, Final Fantasy 15: Windows Edition, hit its peak on February 26, 2018 with 29,279 concurrent players.
Persona 4 Golden's success on the PC affirms the platform is a good home for JRPGs. JRPG pickings were slim on Steam until studios like Falcom (the makers of Ys and the Legends of Heroes series) started paying special attention to Steam. The highly positive reaction to Persona 4 Golden's arrival on Steam—and the equally positive reaction to Final Fantasy 15: Windows Edition before it—demonstrate JRPGs are finally thriving on PC. Hopefully they keep on coming—especially ports of Atlus' Shin Megami Tensei and Persona games.
The Steam port of Persona 4 Golden is solid, according to Senior Editor Caty McCarthy. If you haven't played the game yet, it's certainly worth your time; it has its own snug spot on our Top 25 RPG of All Time list. The port effectively lets Persona 4 Golden spread its wings, since the beloved RPG was confined to the PS Vita. (Which is very much dead, even if its name means life.) There's a new Japanese voice track too, which might be enough to entice veterans to visit Inaba one more time.