Sega Will "Aggressively" Focus on PC Ports After Persona 4 Golden's Success on Steam

Sega Will "Aggressively" Focus on PC Ports After Persona 4 Golden's Success on Steam

Sounds like Persona 4 Golden's success has really changed Atlus's thinking on PC.

It's no secret that Persona 4 Golden's port to Steam on PC was a tremendous success for Sega and Atlus. The port was so successful, that Sega will be changing their entire approach to bringing old and new games alike to PC.

"Going forward, we intend to aggressively promote the porting of previously launched titles to Steam and other new platforms," Sega stated in an investor Q and A session released today (as first reported by "Under such direction, we would like to take multi-platform rollout in account and prepare the PC version and others from the start.”

So there's two bits of good news if you're a fan of Sega's games. The first is that you can probably expect other older games like Persona 4 Golden to come to PC at some point in the future. Crucially though, it sounds as if Sega is considering releasing new games simultaneously across console and PC at launch.

Persona 4 Golden's launch on PC was nothing short of a smash hit success for Sega and Atlus. The port topped 30,000 concurrent players at its peak on Steam when it released in early June, and later on in July, Atlus revealed it had sold in excess of 500,000 copies worldwide, overtaking that of spin-off Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers.

The excellent sales of Persona 4 Golden on PC must have really taken Sega by surprise, if they're considering overhauling their entire release strategy going forward for new games. An Atlus survey in June attempted to gauge player interest in Persona 3 - could this be a second candidate for a PC port?

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. See our terms & conditions.

Hirun Cryer

Staff Writer

Hirun Cryer is by far the most juvenile member of USgamer. He's so juvenile, that this is his first full-time job in the industry, unlike literally every other person featured on this page. He's written for The Guardian, Paste Magazine, and Kotaku, and he likes waking up when the sun rises and roaming the nearby woods with the bears and the wolves.

In other news

NPD: PS5 Sets New US Console Launch Records While Switch Holds Strong

A strong debut for Sony hasn't stopped Switches from flying off shelves.

The Last of Us Part 2 Takes Home Top Prize at The Game Awards: Here Are All the Winners

Hades, Final Fantasy 7 Remake, and Among Us did get some well-earned love too.

Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales Receives a Surprise Ray Tracing Performance Mode Update on PS5

Can't choose between 60 FPS and ray tracing? There's a new mode for you.

Quantic Dream Announces Publishing Deal for Dustborn, From the Makers of Dreamfall

Red Thread's dystopian road trip may end up being the first title published by David Cage's newly independent studio.

Need help?

GTA 5 Cheats

Discover all the GTA 5 cheats with this handy GTA V cheats PS4, GTA 5 cheats Xbox One, and PC guide for free GTA money and more. Plus get all the Grand Theft Auto 5 cheats for Xbox 360 and PS3.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Best Mods That You Should Download Now

RDR2 just released for PC players and that means more and more mods are coming in every day. Here are the best mods available right now for Red Dead Redemption 2.

10 GTA 5 Secrets That You Won't Believe

GTA 5 is a massive game, filled with brilliant secrets and Easter eggs. We've rounded up the 10 most amazing GTA 5 secrets.