Persona 5 Royal on Switch Still Isn't Happening, Atlus Reiterates

Now we know that life won't change.

Persona 5 Royal is coming to the PlayStation 4 later this year in Japan! But it's probably not coming to the Nintendo Switch, ever. A FAQ on the official Persona 5 Royal site suggests the game is a PlayStation 4 exclusive, at least for now.

The FAQ is on Persona Channel, bad news and all. The FAQ is in Japanese, but Twitter user Nibel, who has correctly translated and relayed Japanese game information in the past, supplied a translation: There is "no plan at present" to release Persona 5 Royal on any platforms outside the PlayStation 4. In internet language, that means "No Switch, suckers."

It's disappointing, but at this point, it's not surprising. Expectations for a Persona 5 Switch port (if not a port of Persona 5 Royal) were very high after Joker was confirmed for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. But when Persona 5 Royal was announced for PlayStation 4 earlier this year, the Switch received a trailer for Persona 5 Scramble, a spin-off Musou game in the vein of Dynasty Warriors, Fire Emblem Warriors, Hyrule Warriors, and the like. That was an obvious "That's all, folks" from Atlus.

Keep in mind Atlus says there's no plans "at present" for Persona 5 on the Switch. While that means Sony likely has an exclusivity deal going on for the mainline Persona games, the future might deliver a surprise unto us. You never know. Personally, though, I wouldn't hang around and wait. If you're intrigued Persona 5 Royal's new content, new confidants, and new party member Kasumi Yoshizawa, you'll probably want to grab it on the PlayStation 4 when it comes west in 2020.

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