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Atlus Suggests Fans Be Vocal For Better Chances Of Persona 5 Being Ported To Nintendo Switch


Posted on February 22, 2020 by Nick Moreno

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Nintendo Switch fans as we known have indulged in a bevy of strong first-party titles among the supporting and still growing indie plethora of titles arriving to the Nintendo eShop for the company’s latest console. Howbeit, Switch owners still are hungry for more titles to be ported to the platform, more specifically from developer Atlus.

While fans are getting a sample of what the opposing PlayStation 4 has already with the arrival of Persona 5 Strikers later on this year in the west, users are still urging that the mainline installment of Persona 5 be added to the Switch. While fans tend to demand these ports occasionally, it is usually left unanswered from developers or publishers on the topic.

Concerning this instance in particular, Atlus has actually commented on the matter which does give the studio’s followers some initiative. In an interview with IGN, Atlus Communications Manager Ari Advincula instructs fans to be direct on their wishes if they desire it so.

You want what you want – and if you don’t let us know it we’re never going to be able to make it. It’s important to always voice your opinion.

Despite Advincula’s position working for Atlus, she does clarify that the tactic recommended does not dictate the outcome in total. Rather, this will get the message across to the developer and seemingly to the publisher Sega as well; who ultimately calls the shots on the next project for the team. Even then, it is also evident that Sega is interested in what fans would like to see be added next to the Nintendo Switch.

At the beginning of the month, the publisher posted a survey asking fans on a list of questions regarding the substance provided by Sega. Ending the questionnaire, the company polls which of Atlus’ repertoire would they like to see be added later on. Titles like Persona were mentioned alongside older Shin Migami Tensei installments were also listed in the survey.

And that seems to be a working factor actually: Sega has posted the same question for a few years now and have actually noted consumer requests. In the latter weeks of this month, it was discovered that a listing for Catherine: Full Body has surfaced for Nintendo Switch on a Korean Ratings Board, practically confirming the game’s development ahead of its proper announcement.

Noted that Advincula does elucidate on the matter of how speaking out to the developer could sway for properties to arrive to other platforms, it has been proven to be a successful approach with other Sega titles. It was shared back in 2018 that the Yakuza franchise is willing to be ported to Xbox One, but only if fans on the system are vocal about the desire for to port the game. And it wasn’t until this past November that Microsoft’s console finally will be receiving a Yakuza game.

Are you for Persona 5 being on Nintendo Switch?

Persona 5 is currently available for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4.

Source: IGN

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