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 GamesIndustry.biz). "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?